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Video- Ottawa’s Mark Borowiecki With A Backhand Into His Own Net

Antoine Roussel gets credit for the Dallas goal.


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Video- So Far, Kari Lehtonen With The Best Save Of The Season

John Mitchell of the Colorado Avalanche is probably still laying awake in bed, wondering how...


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Buffalo Sabres Honor Lindy Ruff With A Tribute Video

Nice tribute to Lindy Ruff, who spent 16 years behind the Sabres' bench.


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Video- Ryan Garbutt Suspended Five Games For Hit On Dustin Penner

Mr. Shanahan with the explanation...


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Video- Ryan Garbutt Called To The Carpet For This Hit On Penner

No penalty on the play...

First the Anaheim broadcast team...


Followed by the Dallas view...

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Jack Campbell May Make His NHL Debut Tonight Against The Ducks

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Stars coach Lindy Ruff said injured goalie Kari Lehtonen (lower body) is not ready to play and will not be activated from IR on Sunday. That means the Stars have a choice between playing Dan Ellis on a quick back-to-back or giving Jack Campell his NHL debut.

While Ruff would not say what his choice is, it’s pretty clear Campbell is playing tonight.

The 11th overall pick in the 2010 draft, Campbell has carried high expectations for a while. He’s been a big game goalie in his career, helping the United States to World Cup gold in 2010 and bronze in 2011. He was named top goalie at both of those tournaments....

In his step up to the pros, he’s been solid. He went 19-13-3 last season for the Texas Stars (AHL) and posted a 2.65 GAA and .905 save percentage. His biggest challenge has been that he’s an extremely high energy player. He works out with intensity, and he plays with intensity, and the Stars have been trying to find a balance in his approach.

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Every Dollar Counts

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

In just one summer, the Stars added $8.2 million to their payroll and climbed to within $2.2 million of the NHL’s $64.3 million salary cap.

And yet they sit 19th among 30 teams in salary cap ranking.

Welcome to the 2013-14 season, where a lockout-induced reign of parity could help determine everything from final standings to the level of activity on the trade market. And nobody is really sure how it all will play out.

“It’s a different world, for sure, and you have to really do your planning,” said Stars general manager Jim Nill. “There are a lot of details that could end up being very important at the end of the season.”


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Lindy Ruff On Protecting The Goalie

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

“It doesn’t matter to me who is on the ice,” Ruff said, delivering maybe the most important message of the discussion. “If someone is taking advantage of your goaltender, you all respond…all five guys respond.”

Old school? Ruff was asked.

“Old school,” he said. “Everbody ropes, everybody rides.”

Saturday’s cross-check of Kari Lehtonen was confusing on a lot of fronts _ like why isn’t it a penalty when you cross-check a goalie in the head? But if one thing comes out of the incident, it will be that the Stars have a very clear message on what to do if someone messes around with their goalie.

more on protecting the goalie but first watch the cross-check to Lehtonen's head below from the Caps/Stars game a few days ago.  The goal was waived off due to goalie interference but no penaly was called on Backstrom.

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Not The Start They Were Looking For

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

“You have to give credit where credit is due,” Vigneault said, the coach praising the Coyotes and goaltender Mike Smith’s puck-handling skills for negating the Blueshirts’ forecheck game. “Their goaltender handles the puck very well but we’re party responsible, too, because we have to put the puck in the corners, which we weren’t that efficient at doing.”

more on the Rangers losing to Phoenix

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

“We just didn’t play well enough,” the new Stars coach said after his team dropped a 4-2 season opener Thursday to Florida at American Airlines Center. “Maybe we thought it was going to be a little easier … that’s what I took from the game.”

more on the Stars losing to Florida

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

"I thought we had a really good start in the first 10 minutes playing the way we should," said new Canucks coach John Tortorella. "We turn a couple over after we score the [first] goal and they mounted on us there and surged and we lost the momentum. We played in spurts. Kind of a disjointed game with all the penalties.

"We have a lot to learn with tenacity and consistently being on pucks. Some good things and some teachable things. It's consistency."

more on the Canucks losing to the Sharks

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A Different Angle On The Dallas Stars

from Daryl Reaugh of Razor With An Edge,

At this time of year everybody has a take on the upcoming season.

The general consensus from pundits, scribes, “insiders” and “experts” is that the Stars will be a bubble team (again). And that despite the changes made in Big D since the conclusion of last season; they will again be a non-playoff club in the West.

Fair? Accurate? Safe guess? Misguided hooey?

Well how about taking three different angles of evaluation of this team; Pessimism. Realism. Optimism:

The Dour Perception: (Negative Nelly)

The defense isn’t big enough or good enough.

40-somethings Whitney and Gonchar are slowing down and fading in effectiveness.


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