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Liveblog: Stars vs. Kings 03/26/09 Happy Edition

March 26, 2009

You can pretty much count on these for every game remaining this season (unless a personal obligation gets in the way).  Prepare for another interesting/close game between these 2 teams.

1st period

Positive #1: Daley was at least able to leave the ice upright.

Positive #2: Kings take a penalty.  WOO!! (bout 15:00)

Positive #3: Stars managed to kill the Kings power play.  Phew

Positive #4: Fishsticks out with Robi!!!!

Positive #5: Wandell smiling at the camera.  <3

Positive #6: Kings take another penalty! (7:05)

Positive #7: Barchie finally fighting with Ivanans after he knocked Daley out of the game.

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Captains Driven: Brenden Morrow

February 18, 2009

NHL.com posted a new article as what I assume is a type of preview for his Captains Driven episode that airs tomorrow night on the NHL Network.

It’s a great article, and it’s nice to see others view him the way us in Dallas do.

You can read it here.

Another NHL survey

February 11, 2009

So the almighty Heika linked to this NHL survey on ESPN.com.

193 players filled it out and turned it in, that’s roughly 6 players on each team.  Or we’ll just pretend, anyway.  Some Stars players made it into the mix and some answers I swear had to be a joke.

Who is the best leader in the NHL?
Most answered Jarome Iginla, which you can’t really argue.  He is quite a good captain.  Of course, I think Brenden Morrow should’ve come in first, but he did get 4% of the vote and tied with Alex Ovechkin (and 2 other players but I don’t care about them).  Roenacker was also mentioned.  Umwut?

Which goalie would make the best forward/d-man?
Marty Turco took this one with over half of the vote.  Not surprising since he is pretty much the best puck-handling goalie in the NHL.  Smitty got 7% of the vote.

If you could change lives with another player, who would it be?
Alex Ovechkin took this one with 16%.  I’m surprised it wasn’t more, to be honest.  Mike Modano got 3% of the vote because he is awesome.  Duh.

Which player complains the most on the ice?
I love that Cindy Crosby got 52% of the vote.  I guess his reputation of being a cry baby is also in the locker rooms.

Which player would make the best President/Prime Minister?
Igingla took this one with 8%.  But, Sean Avery with 2%?  Are you joking? 

You can view the rest of the questions (and answers) at the link above.

Avery clears Waivers, Captains Driven

February 9, 2009

So Sean Avery has cleared waivers, blah blahblahblah whatever.

Now to the good news.  Anyone who knows me, knows I obsessively check the NHL Network for Stars episodes of their shows Day In The Life, Voices and Captains Driven.  So far, there have been none related to the Stars, and it’s been very saddening.

But low and behold, my waiting has finally paid off.  Next Thursday, February 19th (which is also the night Noah returns to ER), They will FINALLY BE AIRING CAPTAINS DRIVEN BY BRIDGESTONE: BRENDEN MORROW!  Yes, I am super excited!

2009 Calender is now available

December 23, 2008

The 2009 Modern Luxury Stars Calender is now for sale.  They began selling it at the game against the Blue Jackets Thursday and are now available at the Frisco Star Center as of yesterday.  Other Star Center’s should have it within the week I believe.  Being that I am currently without a scanner, I will just tell you who is what month

  • January – Nicklas Grossman & Matt Niskanen
  • February – Steve Ott
  • March –  Joel Lundqvist & Loui Eriksson
  • April – Mike Modano
  • May – Sergei Zubov
  • June – Jere Lehtinen
  • July – Marty Turco
  • August – Stephane Robidas
  • September – Trevor Daley
  • October – Brad Richards
  • November – Mike Ribeiro
  • December – Brenden Morrow

In other news, the Stars lost in overtime Saturday 5-4 against the Ottawa Senators.  The good news was that we got 1 point, and since it was an eastern conference team, we didn’t give any points up to a team also fighting for a playoff spot in the west.  The other fantastic news was Jere Lehtinen played and is finally off injured reserve.  Everyone celebrate!

Brenden, why you say that?

December 12, 2008

Brenden Morrow was on BaD radio yesterday for his usual conversation with the guys.  (Andrew’s has audio of it here)

It’s the first we’ve gotten to hear from Brenden regarding the whole Avery ordeal, in which, as a true captain, he said that Avery is a teammate and until he hears otherwise, he will defend him.   However, he did say that what Avery did was wrong and it isn’t how the Stars want to be perceived and everyone makes mistakes. 

He also mentioned his knee surgery, saying recovery is harder than he thought it’d be.  The pain medication they had him on was playing mind games, giving him bad thoughts and nightmares.  He stopped taking them and is now just using tylenol. 

“I thought about cutting my leg off, amputating it.  It wasn’t pretty the thoughts I had.”

Way to break my heart Brenden!  Please leave your leg on.

Also, rumors going around that the Rangers are interested in trading Michal Rozsival for Avery back.

Best of luck to you Morrownator

December 2, 2008

Morrownator is scheduled to have surgery on his torn ACL sometime today.  So from The Shootout, may you have a successful surgery and a safe (but quick) rehab!!

We miss you on the ice already!

Stars get a point in 2-1 overtime loss

November 23, 2008

We got a point, which is still an improvement, especially with Brenden Morrow being out.  And they mentioned that nonstop, everytime moment they could fit it in,  they would.  Just another stab to the gut everytime, as well.  In the pre-game show, they mentioned that the Stars are the first team to have 2 players get a hat trick in their team debut, go us!  Also, Dave Tippett looked very unhappy during his interview.

The stars came out in the first period and seemed to be taking another step in the right direction.  Hiller got his first start against the Stars, since Giguere was pulled 3 of the last 9 starts against the Stars.  Usually, it’s the Ducks that get in penalty trouble, but it was even during the first period.  Avery took a penalty, then got an extra 2 minutes due to his yapper.  And this is what got the Ducks their first goal, the Stars broke down in front of their own net and it was only too easy for Corey Perry to get one past Turco.  And 2 seconds later, Barch and Parros got into it, maybe Barch insulted his mullet and pornstache.  I guess we’ll never know.  Razor found it funny, saying that May must feel like Barch is cheating on him considering they are the usual pair we see fighting when they see each other.  Landon Wilson got his first start with the Stars, and got on the score sheet by taking a penaly for hooking, which the Stars were able to kill.   I noticed during this first period that Brunnstrom is really starting to gel with the team.  He looks a lot more comfortable and confident in his skills at the NHL level.    Avery got into a fight of his own 12 minutes in, when him and Kunitz went.  Avery is looking more like his old self, the guy we signed, minus the stick-in-the-face waving.  Not to be left out, Otter also invited Montador into a fight, and Tippett looked livid on the bench.  A fun side note, the Stars lead the NHL in game misconducts.  At least we’re number 1 in something.   Near the end of the period, the Stars looked like they finally got their shit together, and were going to start the 2nd period with a power play due to Moen taking an elbowing penalty with under a minute left in the first.

The Stars got a 5-on-3 attempt before Moen’s penalty expired, and right before it ended, Eriksson took an interference penalty.  Ribeiro got a nice breakaway during a 4-on-4 but Hiller got there to stop it.  Hiller looked really good against us, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing him in net the next 4 times we play the Ducks.  Avery showed himself to be useful by drawing a penalty on Chris Pronger, that is what I like to see.  10 minutes into the 2nd period, the Stars tied it up with a fantastic goal from Loui Eriksson on a feed from Trevor Daley.  Marty Turco also got an assist on the play.  At one point when the Ducks were on the attack, Marty began scrambling and accidently knocked the net off and the Ducks shoot the puck in.  The NHL made the right call *coughforoncecough* and called No Goal.  At the end of the 2nd period, Chris Pronger takes a second penalty, which means the Stars began the 3rd period on the power play.

38 seconds into the third period, Niedermeyer took a penalty, which gave the Stars a long 5-on-3, but were unable to get anything past Hiller.  The Stars stayed on it.  They looked a lot more trusting, and much more like themselves.  Despite not being able to get a 2nd puck in the Ducks net, they also prevented the Ducks from getting another goal themselves.  This continued into overtime and resulted in the Stars going to another shootout.

  • Brad Richards started, speeding up the middle and getting it past Hiller
  • Corey Perry went wide, and shot it five-hole to tie it up 1-1
  • Sergei Zubov got stopped by Hiller
  • Teemu Selanne, the Finnish Flash, was unable to flash it past Turco to keep it tied
  • Mike Ribeiro tried to go through his legs again, only the puck got a little away from him and Hiller was able to make a save
  • Ryan Getzlaf managed to get it past Turco, to give the Ducks a 2-1 win.

Despite the loss, the Stars played a good game.  But I don’t trust it, I’ve seen this far too much.

The Stars are on the road the next two games, playing Philadelphia tomorrow evening.  They recalled Chris Conner to try to give them more depth with Morrow, Lehtinen and Lundqvist out.

morrownator out

November 21, 2008

I still can’t get on wordpress on the work computer, and since I’m on my phone ill keep this short.

brenden morrow has a torn ACL and will be out up to 6 months.

ugh

What exactly is going on with the NHL All-Star voting?

November 19, 2008

If the trend continues, it looks like the starting line up is just going to be the Red Wings vs. the Canadiens, with a Flame and Canuck thrown in for good measure.  Is something wrong with this picture?  It sure seems so.

It was highly publicized that the NHL was looking into Canadiens fans using an auto-voting program to vote for their team to be in the All-Star game.  I get that, it’s the 100 year anniversary and is being held in Montreal.  The NHL vowed to go through and delete any votes that did not appear to have been cast by an actual person.  But why does it seem the Stars took most of the hurt from this happening.

James Mirtle at From The Rink posted the tallies after the first day of voting, and here were the Stars numbers:

Brenden Morrow: 24,455
Mike Ribeiro: 24,074
Marty Turco: 19,296
Stephane Robidas: 18,855
Mike Modano: 14,543
Sergei Zubov: 9,061

Here are the tallies as of 7:30 this evening:

November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008

Anything wrong with this picture?