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Antoine Roussel Fined For Sucker Punch

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Antoine Roussel Will Have A Hearing With Department Of Player Safety Tomorrow


If you missed the incident, watch it below...

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Winless Streak Hits Seven For The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The entire Stars season sort of wrapped itself into one incredibly disappointing performance Saturday night.

Dallas played some of its best hockey of the season and then blew a two-goal lead in the third period en route to a 5-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. The loss stretches the Stars’ winless streak to seven games (0-5-2)

While Dallas lost six straight last season and went 1-8-1 in one stretch, they have not gone seven games without a win since the 2008-09 season.

“We’ve got to learn to play with a lead,” said captain Jamie Benn of a string of third-period collapses. “It really shouldn’t change from the first or the second. We got a lead playing the right way, and we need to just learn to play the same way.”...

Coach Lindy Ruff changed his lines and defense pairs and also rolled the dice on back-up goalie Anders Lindback. He was rewarded with exceptional team play, and a strong game from Lindback … until the third period.

“We were playing our best hockey,” Ruff said. “I thought we had great opportunities out of every line…We held them to 11 shots in 30-something minutes.  We had point-blank opportunities that could have made it 5-1 or 6-1.  But we made a mistake again, and that gave them life.”

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Video- Antoine Roussel Hit On Alex Stalock, What Were Both Thinking?

Alex Stalock first off should have held on to the puck, instead he throws the puck up in the air and tries to swat it out of the zone, which ended badly for both sides.

Roussel, maybe expecting a different move from Stalock, crunches into him right after Stalock sends the puck in the direction of the paying people.



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Why Were There Eleven Scouts In Dallas Last Night?

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

Are the struggling Dallas Stars inclined to swing a deal to get their once-promising season back on track? There were 11 scouts, mostly from Eastern Conference teams, at the American Airlines Center on Thursday night to see the hosts bumble their way to a league-worst sixth loss in seven home games.

Goalie Kari Lehtonen is struggling (he seems particularly vulnerable up high lately), but the Stars don't have anyone they trust to spell him. They could be looking for someone to replace current backup Anders Lindback. They could also use some help on the back end, but given the premium on defensemen, that seems unlikely.

The most likely move? A relatively minor deal to shake up the forward corps. Dallas' physical game has fallen off significantly. Maybe someone like Montreal's Travis Moen might be a fit.

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Trouble At Home For The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

We’ve talked about the new car smell wearing off and the new-look Stars having to stand on their own, and nowhere is that more clear than in the home record this season. Dallas is 1-1-4. You can talk all you want about that being a .500 mark in terms of points, but it’s not a .500 for the folks in the building. It stinks, and the Stars know it.

“For our fans, I’m frustrated…I know they’re frustrated,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. “It’s my job to change it.”...

Dallas has been outscored 13-3 in the third period and overtime on home ice. They are pretty much melting down. Much of it is the same problem, risky passes that don’t need to be made, or a power play that saps energy rather than creates it. Some of it is inconsistent from night to night _ like whether or not they get the big save at the right time.

The result is your team looks like a mess.


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Videos- How Many Red Wings Do You See And Antoine Roussel Not Happy With Call

I see six Wings, for a long time...


Below, Roussel not happy with penalty call...

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Dallas Stars Owner Will Face Sentencing Next Month For Damaging Fish Habitat

from the CP at CBC,

The owner of the NHL's Dallas Stars will be sentenced next month for damaging a fish habitat during renovations to his vacation property in Kamloops, B.C.

Tom Gaglardi, who also owns the WHL's Kamloops Blazers, is scheduled to learn his fate on Dec. 12.

Gaglardi and his company, Northland Properties, were each convicted in August of two counts of harmful alteration of a fish habitat — 2,400 square metres of shoreline area on Kamloops Lake....

Crown lawyer Digby Kier told a sentencing hearing earlier this month that Gaglardi and his company should be ordered to pay a fine of $300,000, the maximum allowed under the law....

Defence lawyer Rob Bruneau has called for a fine in the range of $50,000 to $75,000, saying his client should not be penalized for being wealthy.


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Lindy Ruff Making The Right Moves Early In The Season

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Coaching is like juggling while walking on a tightrope, while doing your taxes, while running a therapy group.

You have strategies, statistics, contracts and personalties, and you have to keep them all up in the air while maintaining focus on the task at hand — winning hockey games.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff has faced all of that already this season.

You want juggling? How about the decision to play his best players on a top line, and then seeing that line become the most dangerous in the league? And yet Ruff will draw criticism because the move could create a lack of depth that allows the Stars to become one of the most scored upon teams in the league....

As for the highwire, that’s Ruff’s balancing act of high-revving offense with some semblance of defense.

The Stars last season were at their best when they won faceoffs, reduced turnovers and possessed the puck. They have struggled to find that place, but Ruff said they were as close to optimal as they have been this season in the trip to the New York area, where they outshot the Devils and Islanders in splitting two games.


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Video- Patrik Elias Hand Pass Bounces Off Of Kari Lehtonen To Damien Brunner - Goal

You would think the goal would not be allowed but truthfully I don't know the rule on this.

The NHL Situation Room only ruled on this and no mention of a hand pass....

Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Dallas net. Video review showed that the net was displaced after the puck crossed the Stars goal line. According to Rule 78.4 "The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice". Good goal New Jersey.

Watch the goal below...

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