Archive for the ‘Marty Turco’ Category

And we thought it couldn’t get any worse

April 3, 2009

Yet again, I have been proven wrong.

First off, I will apologize for lack of updates; last Saturday I had previous made plans with friends for a birthday, and all this last week I was serving jury duty.

So what’s been going on?  Well, since the last game I updated the Stars are 1-2-1.  Great run for the playoffs, guys.

How did it get worse?  Heika is now reporting that more than likely, Turco will NOT play in the final home game of the season tomorrow night against the Blue.  UM WHAT?!  An undisclosed lower-body injure.  Are you serious Hockey Gods?  What is this nonesense?  It is undeserved!  

Mike Modano was also on the ticket this morning, saying he is unsure if he will return for the 09-10 season.  Why…WHY MO!!  Don’t. Leave. Me.

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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Liveblog: Stars vs. Canucks 03/24/09, Happy edition

March 24, 2009

So, I am going to liveblog the game, but only mention the positives so it’ll be a tad different.

Might be the shortest liveblog ever.

Pregame
They start with a mention of Tippett and him being safe.  As Rhadigan said “as he should be” should be included in any mention of that.  Period.

Razor is interviewing Robi, one of the few players who leaves everything he has on the ice.  Robi speaks of his infinite wisdom.  Listen grasshoppers.

Postive #1: Robi’s nose is still in tact.

1st period
Positive #2:
Luongo took a stupid pill and played the puck in the corner at 19:19.  Penalty on Vancouver

Positive #3: Begin has returned to the lineup

Postive #4: Brendan Morrison makes it 1-0 Stars, with assists from Fistric and Begin.

Positive #5: That was Morrison’s 500th NHL point, against his old team.  Good job Sonny.

Positive #6: Swede-tastic line of Lundy, Brunnstrom and Wandell.

Positive #7: Fishsticks pushes and holds Burrows on the boards(10:33).  I still hate Burrows from the 07 Playoffs.

Positive #8: Otter is getting Burrows, which pleases me greatly.  (8:02)

Positive #9: Otter half stripping in the penalty box.

Positive #10: Begin returns to the game.  Woo.

Positive #11: Somehow, the Stars managed to outshoot the Canucks 14-7

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Liveblog: Stars vs. Sharks 02/23/09

February 23, 2009

So it’s no secret, my updates have definitely not been up to par lately.  I blame this on one thing; one word with 10 letters.  Addiction.  Yes, my friends I have developed a very unhealthy addiction to something called the Wii.  I have decided that the system is extremely evil (butomgiloveitsomuch), especially when playing a game that involves Yoshi.

So, here is a liveblog to force me to update as the Sharks visit Dallas.  The NHL is on Versus and The Shootout.

Before the game even starts, we get bad news the Mo is a late scratch with the flu.  This does not bode well for a team already missing 3 big names.

1st period
20:00:
Stars start with Parrish, Sutherby and Neal. That seems..interesting.

19:06: At least one line is still in tact, Ribbons with Lehts and Otter.

17:40: Oh Roenacker.  I forgot about you.

16:28: *clap clap* *clap clap* I miss games at the AAC.

16:00: Do my eyes deceive me?  Did I just see Nisky check someone?  I’m in shock.  And in need of more Red Bull.

15:00: Eriksson is out with Brunnstrom and Petersen in the middle.  That could be a promising line!  Toby’s been playing pretty well lately.

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Youth hockey and a house tour

February 22, 2009

So today I had the pleasure of taking in some youth hockey at the American Airlines Center this afternoon, the Duncanville Black Bears vs. Grapevine Blackhawks.  It was a really special afternoon for many youth hockey players in the metroplex.   Not only did they get the opportunity to play on the same ice the Stars do, but to also get to sit on their benches, sit in their penalty boxes and skate onto through the very awesome Dallas Stars star complete with smoke.  It’s a really special thing for these kids, and shows a lot about the Dallas Stars ogranization. I really recommend checking out one of the many youth games at various Dr Pepper StarCenter locations.

And, to end this; here is a lovely video of a mini-tour of Casa de Turco care of his father Gino where we learn about Turco’s Trust Circle and Gino’s Oprah watching.

Breaking News: Marty Turco is made of win

February 13, 2009

Wow wow and wow.  Marty carried this team to another win against the Canucks.  He let in one goal from Taylor Pyatt, and after that decided that was enough.

JUMP! (For my love)

JUMP! (For my love)

But he will not be getting any love, really, other than getting the 3rd star of the game.

The Swedes were definitely out in full force, on both teams.  All 9 of them on the ice tonight played hard, and 2 of our Swedes managed to get a point.  Loui Eriksson got the first Stars goal, from Matt Niskanen and Mike Modano on a power play.  Then Loui got an assist from a great goal from Joel Lundqvist, his first goal in 11 months!  Marty Turco also got an assist.  I kept yelling at him to shoot it after the Canucks pulled their goalie, but sadly he did not hear me from my house.  One day man, one day.

The three Stars were

  1. Marty Turco
  2. Loui Eriksson
  3. Daniel Sedin

Tomorrow night the Stars will be taking on Chicago.  My memory only goes back as far as 2003, and they haven’t won on Valentine’s Day My Birthday from at least that year on. (That game sucked, btw, the one in 03.)  Cross your fingers!

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.

Stars still on fire

February 5, 2009

The Stars fire was no match for that of the Flames, as the Stars beat them 3-1 Tuesday. 

Calgary got on the board first, with a power play goal from Michael Cammalleri just under 7 minutes into the game.   With under a minute remaining, Jere Lehtinen tied it up on the Stars power play with a tip-in. Only one goal was scored during the second period, and that was ANOTHER power play goal from rookie James Neal.   And to put the finishing touches, with just over 3 minutes remaining in the game, Brad Richards made it 3-1, which would remain the final score.

The Stars came out hard, and stayed persistant, winning a lot of puck battles and kept the Flames scoring chances to a minimum.  When he needed to make a save Marty Turco was there and looked like the great goalie he was last year in the playoffs.  They are definitely looking good right now.

(I apologize for this being so late.  I had every intention to update last night, but got distracted by the internet, mostly by failblog and this gem on youtube.)

Marty Turco updates

February 3, 2009

NBC 5 posted an article complete with video about Marty’s favorite restaurant here in Dallas.  That restaurant would be Al Biernats (what? Not Hully & Mo’s?  BLASPHEMY!! That’s open now BTW)  In the first video, he mentions that Brenden Morrow is scared of tight clothes.  Not surprising.

Also, if you’re going to be in the area, Marty Turco will be at JC Penny at Stonebriar this Saturday (the 7th) from 3-4pm signign autographs.  I was already planning to be in that area anyway, so see you there Stars fans!

4 in a row?

February 3, 2009

Who would’ve thought it’d finally happen!  With the pounding Columbus recieved in the Stars 7-3 victory.  In that game, Brian Sutherby and Andrew Hutchinson got their first goals as Stars!  Way to go guys!

As it stands now,the Stars are now 6th in the Conference.  WE ARE IN A PLAYOFF SPOT Y’ALL!!!

This streak has been because our best players have been our best players.  In the last 4 games, all but 4 Stars have registered a point and 7 players have at least 4 points in the last 4 games.  Ribeiro and Ott lead with 3 goals and 3 assists each!  Marty Turco has also been playing amazing; having a 1.25 GAA and .948 SV% in these last four games.

It seems luck is finally changing for these Stars, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  Maybe we’ll actually win on my birthday this year?