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It’s now official, Sean Avery’s stint as a Star is done

December 14, 2008

The Dallas Stars announced today that Sean Avery will no longer play for the Dallas Stars.  A decision most could see coming.

Here is the full press release.

(Dallas, TX December 14, 2008) – The Dallas Stars today announced that Sean Avery will not return to the NHL team. Representatives for both Avery and the Stars said they would continue to work together in support of Avery during “this critical time” for the player. All parties said there is a clear understanding that a return to the Stars is not in the best interest of either the hockey club or Avery.

“Sean needs to focus on his own well-being while the Stars hockey team must focus on playing hockey and competing for a playoff spot,” said Stars Co-General Manager Brett Hull. “Everyone understands that Sean will not return to the Dallas Stars. We all need to move forward.”

Stars management also said the team would not seek to challenge Avery’s contract under the conduct clause included in the Standard Player’s Contract.  The agreement’s Paragraph 2 (e) directs all NHL players “to refrain from conduct detrimental to the best interest of the Club, the League or professional hockey generally.” Avery was suspended by the NHL last week for comments he made prior to a game with Calgary.

“The message here is: no distractions. Sean can focus on resolving his personal issues,” said Hull, “and the Stars will have closure on this episode. The team needs to put its energies into winning.”

The Stars said the team will continue to honor Avery’s contract while exploring all options for his hockey future consistent with the terms of his counseling.

“We do care about Sean and want what is best for him,” said Hull. “We’ve agreed to do what we can to help find him a place to play hockey once he addresses his personal issues.”

In addition to announced their decision with Avery, the Stars also made another trade; Brian Sutherby from the Ducks for David McIntyre and a conditional sixth round draft pick in 2010.  Seriously?  They also reassigned Dan Jancevski to the minors.

Zubov on injured reserve

December 12, 2008

Russian has, yet again, been placed on injured reserve retroactive to November 28th.  They are saying now that it is a hip injury.  Oh. My. God.  They have also called up Dan Jancevski.  I’m assuming this is because Mark Fistric is still healing from his knee surgery.

Here is the official press release

FRISCO, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed defenseman Sergei Zubov on Injured Reserve, retroactive to Nov. 28, with a hip injury. The club also recalled defenseman Dan Jancevski from the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.

Zubov, 38, has collected four helpers in 10 appearances this season, but has missed the last five games as he continues to recover from hip surgery, for which he also missed the season’s first 12 games.

The Moscow native is the highest-scoring Russian-born defenseman in NHL history, and is the only blue-liner in the league to collect 30-or-more assists in each of the last 12 seasons. Zubov ranks 16th in NHL history in assists by a defenseman (619), and 17th among all-time blueliners in points (771), and is third among active NHL defensemen in both assists and points (behind Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom). Zubov ranks third in Stars franchise history in games played (839) and assists (438), and is just five points shy of tying Bobby Smith for fifth on the franchise’s all-time scoring list (111-438-549).

Jancevski, 27, has skated in 25 games with Hamilton this season, recording a goal and nine assists for 10 points with 34 penalty minutes. His nine helpers are the most of any Bulldogs defenseman this season.

The native of Windsor, Ont., has gone scoreless in six career NHL games, including two last season with Dallas. He also appeared in two games with the Stars during the 2005-06 season, and in two with Tampa Bay in 2007-08.

The 6-3, 218-pound defenseman was originally selected by Dallas in second-round (No. 66 overall) of the 1999 Draft. He was a member of Hamilton’s 2007 Calder Cup championship club, recording 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) in 22 games en route to the AHL title.

Good to see some hockey again!

September 11, 2008

Since I have turned into a zombie and didn’t sleep last night, I decided to go ahead and spend my awake time wisely and head to the Frisco StarCenter to check up on the players showing up to practice.  It was a nice little turnout, despite the fact that I didn’t see Morrownator, Midget or Fishsticks.

I did, however, see Otter, Lundy, Josie Grossy, Eriksson, Petersen, Barchie, Daley, Lehtinen, Mo, Robi and Ribs.  Landon Wilson, Tyler Shelast and Dan Jancevski were there as well.  Tobias Stephan and 2 other goalies were on hand as well, Stephen in the black jersey and the other 2 in the white.  The players were having a fun, playing for the love of the game scrimmage.  Ribbons came out about 20 minutes in, eating a banana.  I don’t know why, but it made me laugh so hard.

I couldn’t help but have a huge dorky smile on my face everytime a new player came out on the ice, even if I had no idea who they were at the time.  I felt a bit stupid because they kept looking at me, seeing as I was the only person in the stands watching.  But who cares, because OMG HOCKEY!

Otter was his usual chirpy self, “WOOO”-ing when a goal was scored and hassling players on the opposite team.  Did I mention he shaved off that God awful beard?  Because he did.  The cutest thing ever was after Ribeiro scored a goal, in jest Daley came up to him to give him one of the “OMG YAY WE SCORED HUGS” you always see. 

The rookies seemed like they are really going to be great this season.  I’m really excited for training camp to get a better idea of what these kids are made of.

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


April 14, 2008

Oh Heika, you bring me such joy!

In addition, the Stars called up five players from Iowa today. Chris Conner, Dan Jancevski, James Neal, Kostantin Pushkarev and Francis Wathier were recalled from the Stars’ AHL affiliate, which ended its season yesterday. The quintet will hang out and learn about the playoffs. My guess is none will play, but we’ll see what happens.

Okay, so he’s not playing, but having him in my city bring me so much joy you don’t even know. I’m still going to cross my fingers that he gets to play in *one* game. And you best believe if it’s a home game, I will buy me some tickets. Plus, it’s always fun to have Borat Pushkart back in town.

Dan Jancevski

December 1, 2007

Name: Dan Jancevski
Position: Defense
Height: 6′3
Weight: 218
Born: June 15, 1981
Hometown: Windsor, ON, Canada
Drafted: Dallas 2nd round choice, 66th overall in 1999

Assists: 0
Penalties: 0
Penalty Minutes: 0

(A) February 26, 2008 vs. St. Louis Blues

(H) March 09, 2008 vs. Colorado Avalanche