Archive for the ‘Prospects’ Category

Stars make a switch

February 19, 2009

The Stars have sent Chris Conner back to Peoria and have recalled Raymond Sawada from the Manitoba Moose.

We haven’t really gotten a chance to see Sawada here in Dallas, so I’m really excited to see him play.  I have heard great things about him.  So far this season with Manitoba, he has 5 goals and 18 points in 48 games.

Ivan Vishnevskiy recalled

December 31, 2008

Defensemen Ivan Vishnevskiy has been recalled.  I’m not quite sure why, to be honest, but I’ve learned not to figure out anything the Stars do by now.

Vishnevskiy posted a blog about being called up, and it’s quite funny.  He seems really excited, so I’m happy for him!

But, why not Fistric?!

Fistric back in Dallas

November 25, 2008

While Mark Fistric is still on the roster for the Manitoba Moose, he was injured and is in Dallas to get work done on his knee.  I’m not really sure exactly what happened or how injured he is, but that is 2 of 3 for me.  Chris Conner, plz 2 b staying healthy.

Good job, baby Stars!!!

September 18, 2008

The tournament in Traverse City is over.  And the Stars came out on top, winning in the final over Atlanta 8-3.  James Neal had the most points out of anyone in the entire tournament, with 4 goals and 9 points.

Yes, the Stars owned everyone.  Great start for this season!

Development Camp: Skills Competition

July 11, 2008

So today was the end of the Dallas Stars development camp.  It ended with a fun skills competition between the black team and the white team.  I really should’ve written down who was on what team, but all I remember is that Austin Smith and Richard Bachman were on the white team and Tyler Beskorowany (TB) was on the black team.

They started with a race around the rink…which the Black team won.  Austin Smith was an extremely good skater, did well with the turns.  And David McIntyre?  That dude is FAST! (He was on the black team, I only remember because I called him giant midget since he had number 65 on)

Then came the relay competition!  Reid Jackson (the 15 year old) was pretty good for being so young!  Philip Larsen had some great ability to change direction quickly and get his butt going.  Austin Smith did really well again, and I couldn’t help but laugh when David McIntyre fell down.  This was one of two events the White team actually won.

Then they had 3 players against the goalies: Richard Bachman and TB.  TB managed to get a shutout, he has a really great glove, and is quick to move to the puck.  Bachman didn’t do too bad, but he comes out his crease way too much and way too far.  If they could break him of that habit, he’ll be fantastic.  Black team won that one, too.

Rapid fire was next, which the Black team won 8-7.  Again, Bachman came way too far out of his crease to face a guy one on one who wasn’t rushing the net.  Then they did the wrap around contest, and even though Bachman stayed in his net, the Black team won this one as well.

The final one was the shootout, which is obviously my favorite.  Luke Gazdic had a GREAT shot.  Austin Smith got some great speed attacking the net and Jamie Benn?  Wow, he did an awesome Jussi type move, dragging his stick with the puck behind him to get it past TB.  White team won that one!

Overall, the Black team won 4-2, but it was so much fun!  I can’t wait for hockey season.

Speaking of Jamie Benn though, the Stars have signed him to a 3-year entry level contract.