Why not, I have nothing else to do today. Might as well share the pain with all the other Stars fan out there. Liveblog will commense at 4:30, when the pregame starts.
First off, here is some good: 3 Stars players are currently on a point streak
- Loui Eriksson is on a 4-game point streak, earning 3 goals and 3 assists for 6 points
- James Neal is on a 2-game point streak with 3 goals
- Brad Richards is on a 3-game point streak with 1 goal and 3 assists for 4 points
Yes, that is the only positive I can find right now. See y’all when we play Edmonton.
They mention that Sergei Zubov won’t be playing tonight, out with an undisclosed injury. Fantastic. He took that weird hit on the boards last game. He didn’t practice yesterday. They mention the trade, and Ludy says his stats tell him he’s somewhat of an offensive minded defenseman and is being brought in to possibly help the offense. Ugh. Just what we need. Razor says the Stars need offense, but they don’t. They need DECENT DEFENSE! This is our main failure this season. Get with the program people.
Crazy hair Ric Renner is holding a mask of Razor on himself. Wow. I forgot it’s Ralph and Razor night at the AAC night tonight. At least Ric Rinner understands it’s about defense. Why is it he’s the only one who seems to be on my side? The Stars players seem confident that they can work to get themselves into the playoffs. Good luck guys, seriously.
Mike Modano has been moved to the wing tonight with Brad Richards at center and Loui Eriksson as the other winger. Modano seems excited, so hopefully this is a good sign. He seems a little too happy…..I’m scared.
And now they go to Crazy hair who is with Tippett, and Crazy Hair managed to get him to laugh. Holy shit. He talks about how Marty needs to play like a top player. Which is so true. Crazy hair mentions that when both he and Tippett wear blue they are undefeated. Oi. Don’t say shit like that.
And here we go…..ugh.
20:00: Richards, Modano and Eriksson make up the opening line and Oilers start with the faceoff win.
19:30: They have Robi back with Grossman I notice as Grossman lets the puck go through his legs.
19:00: Second line is out now, Ribeiro with Avery and Neal. Sydor and Daley on the blueline.
17:50: Janik is out with Niskanen. Petersen, Conner and Parrish is the third line tonight.
17:10: 4th line is out. Barchie and Wilson with Ribeiro, since we really only have 3 centers tonight with Mo on the wing. Brunnstrom hasn’t been out yet…so I wonder where they plan on putting him since he’s on the list to play tonight.