Archive for the ‘Niklas Hagman’ Category

Few interesting tid-bits

October 30, 2008

So, this is a tad important. The NHL has moved the trade deadline from March 3rd to March 4th. The reasoning is that there are fewer games played on the 4th.  Just an extra day to stress about trades, imo. 

Sean Avery has chosen Ryan Gosling to play him in the movie New Line Cinema is basing on his time spent at Vogue.  Wow.

Our boy Niklas Hagman helped lead the Maple Leafs to a 6-5 win in the shootout against the Devils last night, by snowing Brodeur.  He said after the game he wasn’t trying to get any snow in his face, that it was just a move he’d been trying in practice.  Either way, it’s pretty funny and judging by the smile on Brodeur’s face, he thought it was too.  Though i wouldn’t be laughing at Hagman’s laser eyes staring into me after the goal.

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The Mittens Revenge

October 28, 2008

This is what I am going to call the game tomorrow.  I was very upset (but not as upset as Caitlin) when we got the news that Mittens signed with the Wild.  Mittens had a lot of talent, and showcased it well while on the PBC line (for those who are new that is the Ribeiro-Morrow-Miettinen line, Peanut Butter Cup line, if you will).

Now, the Stars are struggling and Mittens is flourishing, leading the Wild in goals with 6.  He also has 3 assists for 9 points, that’s more than a point a game pace right now.  All I have to say is good for you Mittens, good for you.  I knew you had this in you. 

So Minnesota is in town, and it will be the first time Mittens will be seeing his old team, his ole buddies.  It’s the first of four meetings between the two teams tomorrow night at the AAC.  Last season, the Stars were 3-1 against the Wild.   What’s funny is the game winning goals against the Wild last season were all from people no longer playing with the Stars; Stu Barnes, Antti Miettinen, Niklas Hagman.

Let’s hope that the few days of rest and golfing helps the Stars to relax a bit and get back into their fine form we saw a bit last week.

In other news according to Heika, Lundqvist is going to be out 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury.   Andy Moog was also out working with the goalies again today.

Farewell Crazy Eyes

July 1, 2008

Yes Friends, I am sad to report that Hagman has left us for the Maple Leafs.

And yes Brett Hull, the “Do Not Feed This Man” signs are going up in every Arby’s in the metroplex.

ESPECIALLY FOR THIS (VIA HEIKA)

The two most interesting things I’ve found out today are the Stars are indeed involved in the Sean Avery talks and have not made a pitch for Michael Ryder.

Avery’s agent Pat Morris confirmed Dallas is one of several teams still in the hunt for Avery.

NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

Favorite Things: Niklas Hagman

May 26, 2008

We couldn’t have this list without including Crazy Eyes Hagman somewhere in the beginning.  Because, let’s face it, he’s crazy.  When he’s on that ice he looks insane, like he had just escaped from a mental institution, complete with a crooked helmet.  At any moment, he looks like he could fire laser beams out of his eyes.

He had a career year, and was one of the Stars top goalscorers this season.  He also got his first career hattrick, but that’s for another edition.

He is a free agent this summer, so dear Baby Hockey Jesus, please allow the Stars to come to their senses and lock this crazy fucker in.

2007-08 Dallas Stars Playoff Stats

May 21, 2008

Stats for each player during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

13 – Krystopher Barch
14 – Stu Barnes
43 – Philippe Boucher
25 – Chris Conner

44 – BJ Crombeen
06 – Trevor Daley
21 – Loui Eriksson
28 – Mark Fistric
02 – Nicklas Grossman
15 – Niklas Hagman
26 – Jere Lehtinen
39 – Joel Lundqvist
20 – Antti Miettinen
09 – Mike Modano
10 – Brenden Morrow
05 – Matt Niskanen
04 – Mattias Norstrom
29 – Steve Ott
17 – Toby Petersen
63 – Mike Ribeiro
91 – Brad Richards
03 – Stéphane Robidas
35 – Marty Turco
16 – Brad Winchester
56 – Sergei Zubov

2007-08 Dallas Stars Players Stats

May 21, 2008

Up to date stats on each player for the season. This list includes anyone who has put on a Stars jersey this season, no matter how short their stay was.

13 – Krystopher Barch
14 – Stu Barnes
43 – Philippe Boucher
25 – Chris Conner
44 – B.J. Crombeen
06 – Trevor Daley
21 – Loui Eriksson
92 – Todd Fedoruk
28 – Mark Fistric
02 – Nicklas Grossman
15 – Niklas Hagman
11 – Jeff Halpern
40 – Johan Holmqvist
42 – Dan Jancevski
36 – Jussi Jokinen
26 – Jere Lehtinen
22 – Junior Lessard
39 – Joel Lundqvist
20 – Antti Miettinen
09 – Mike Modano
10 – Brenden Morrow
05 – Matt Niskanen
04 – Mattias Norstrom
29 – Steve Ott
17 – Toby Petersen
63 – Mike Ribeiro
91 – Brad Richards
03 – Stéphane Robidas
41 – Mike Smith
31 – Tobias Stephan
35 – Marty Turco
16 – Brad Winchester
56 – Sergei Zubov

Atta Boy Turco

May 18, 2008

I don’t think anyone in the NHL deserved that win more than Marty Turco. He finally beat Detroit at the Joe for the first time in his NHL career. The win also keeps the Stars in this series, with it now being 3-2.

The Stars came out hard, playing more desperation hockey, though they were unable to convert on their first power play of the game. Trevor Daley scored the first goal with assists from Brad Richards and Niklas Hagman. Then Daley took a penalty and with only 4 seconds left on their power play, the Wings Jiri Hudler scored to tie the game.

There were 3 penalties in the 2nd period, that either team were able to convert on. Joel Lundqvist gave the Stars their 2nd lead of the game 6 minutes in the second, with Marty Turco getting the assist. How fitting.

Tomas Holmstrom got the one and only penalty of the 3rd and it was quite possibly the dumbest penalty ever. Who ever thought it was a good idea to punch a player on the opposing bench while skating to your own? Detroit were able to kill that penalty, but the final was 2-1 Stars

This was a game no one can blame on phantom calls, the Stars earned this one fair and square, they were the better team. And man is it great to say that. They play again tomorrow here in Dallas.

and i promise to get the playoff stats updated soon

Liveblog: Stars vs. Sharks – Game 4

April 30, 2008

It’s been a while since I’ve liveblogged, figured this would be a good game to do it. I actually got home just in time, so let’s get this started shall we?

18:44: Sharks get a good little scramble in front of the net, but Turco being his awesome self sweeps it aside.

17:52: Fishsticks got a nice shot on goal, but it went just a little wide.

16:11: Michalek gets a hard shot, but Turco is awesome and stops that too. Good boy Turks. They are going on about his awesome save percentage in the playoffs.

15:55: Some NICE passing gets Lehtinen right on net, but Nabokov stops it. Fake russian has been pretty good!

15:40: HEEEE Josie Grossie got a NICE hit on Jumbo.

14:52: Hey it’s Toby! With Stu being out from that hit yesterday, Petersen was put in. He’s been out since Zubov has returned so they can dress 7 defensemen.

14:30: DON’T HIT RUSSIAN ROENACKER!

14:11: Are you serious? One little push and Setoguchi and he goes flailing on the ice. Okay, so it wasn’t one little push. But Modano is taking a penalty.

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How about that Matti Norstrom?

April 30, 2008

No, seriously.  That friendly Swede is having an amazing playoff run.  Not only did he help with Morrownators OT goal in game 1, but scored it in game 3 to put the Stars up 3-0 in the series. 

Last night, the Sharks came out to win, and that definitely showed in the first 2 periods.  Patrick Marleau who seemed almost invisible the first 2 games managed to score an unassisted short handed goal to put the Sharks up 1-0 in the first period.  The lead held until the 3rd period. 

The Stars started both the second andthird periods on a power play.  They ended up having a 5-3 30 seconds into the 3rd period, and it was that that got the Stars rolling.  Sergei Zubov, in only his 2nd game back, got one past Nabokov to make it 1-1.  Mike Ribeiro and Brad Richards assisted on that goal, what a group.  From then on, it was a full out attack from the Stars end, controlling most of the play.  Neither team, however, was able to get the puck past either goalie, despite Hagman getting an unsuccessful penalty shot 10 minutes into the 3rd, so it was time to go to overtime for the 2nd time this series.

What is there to say, the Stars never let up.  They kept grinding and wore down what came to be a very tired Sharks team.  Then, over 4 minutes into the first OT, Ribeiro got the puck to Norstrom who shot it.  It deflected off of a Shark and went in.   Perfect.

Both goalies played extremely well and both gave their teams a chance to win, the Stars just had more want and desire in them to get what needed to be done done.  They go again tonight at 8pm, This will be interesting.

This seems oddly familiar…

April 28, 2008

Coming home with a 2-0 lead in the series.  I haven’t seen the Stars play this well in the playoffs since…I couldn’t tell you when because it’s been that long.  What is awesome is this time around, our best players have been our best players, and everyone else has contributed.  They are playing as a full team, and boy does it feel great. 

Stars allowed a goal 10 minutes into the first (stupid Pavelski) and Ribeiro countered 5 minutes later.  The Stars got into penalty trouble, taking 4 in the first period alone, with the Sharks only taking 1.   Luckily, the one Stars goal was the only one allowed through all the penalties.

San Jose took their second lead of the game in the second period and claimed the only goal to be scored that period.  Stupid Michalek.  AND STUPID CRAIG RIVET.  (I still hate you.)

But then the third period came, and the Stars dominated.  AFter a bad call on Modano, the refs decided to even it up by making a bad call on the Sharks.  Don’t you love our officiating?  Before the penalties, however, leave it to Brad Richards to get an unassisted goal to tie the game up.  Good boy Sparky, good boy.  And that ‘make it even’ penalty the Sharks took?  Mike Modano cashed in giving the Stars a 3-2 lead.  Zubov assisted on the goal, it’s good to see that crazy Russian back.  Then finally, FINALLY, Hagman got his goal.  That poor Finn has been playing like a damn psycho and it’s finally paid off.  HE also netted an empty-netter with 1:15 left to play.  Nice way to finish it off I’d say…

And the three Stars were:

  1. Niklas Hagman
  2. Brenden Morrow
  3. Marty Turco

It’s good to see the star pickers in San Jose aren’t as biased as the ones in Anaheim. *coughBradMaycough*.  Though I’m surprised Brad Richards didn’t show up in there, having 1 goal and 3 assists.