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A Shot & Then A Recovery

from Five for Fighting,

The team will head up to Detroit in about two hours… ah, another visit to the building that time and a good disinfectant forgot. But it’s fabulous to watch a game there, so it’s worth it.

more on the Dallas Stars…

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Dallas Stars Spread Prospects Around

From the CP via NHL.com,

Dallas is in the unique and undesirable position this season of being the only NHL team without a primary affiliate. It’s a one-year fix while waiting for the Texas Stars to make their American Hockey League debut in the Austin area next fall.

Neal made it back to the NHL after two weeks with the Moose, but at the all-star break the Stars still had 11 prospects spread out among seven AHL teams. They were playing different systems, with players from rival organizations and sometimes even facing each other.

“It’s not an ideal situation,” Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. “I look forward to next year. Austin is going to be a great setup, a strong, strong situation for us.”

Dallas announced plans last February for an AHL franchise closer to home. Iowa responded by ending a three-year affiliation with the Stars after last season and became the Chops - with a vicious boar’s head for a logo. They are now the Anaheim Ducks’ primary farm team.

The Stars were left scrambling this season for a way to continue developing their minor-leaguers closest to playing in the NHL.

read on

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If The Stars Became Sellers…

from a fan Q & A with Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Q: With the hole the Stars dug themselves into at the beginning of the season, do you see them being a seller as the trade deadline approaches? If so, who would be the top names they would likely jettison?

HEIKA: If they are completely out of it, the likely people you could nab would be: Darryl Sydor, Brian Sutherby, Toby Petersen, Mark Parrish – the role players who will be unrestricted free agents and either don’t cost much or could be reacquired in the summer.

If a team asked about the big-dollar contract guys – like Marty Turco, Mike Ribeiro or Brad Richards – my guess is the Stars would listen very hard.

But my guess is they will be in the mix for the playoffs, will be very small buyers and will try to add a defenseman and/or a veteran backup goalie.

more Dallas related questions and answers…

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Brad Richards Returns To Tampa

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune,

While the memories of what was accomplished during his six seasons with the Lightning remain, little else is left of the organization he knew for so long. Ownership has changed, the coaching staff is gone, management is new and the roster looks nothing like the one he left last season. And only two players remain on the roster in which Richards won a Stanley Cup with - Vinny Lecavalier and Marty St. Louis.

Richards said playing against the Lightning won’t feel as strange as squaring off against Lecavalier for the first time in his life. Lecavalier and Richards have been playing together since their early years in high school, playing for Notre Dame Academy in Saskatchewan. Both played for Rimouski in junior hockey and were drafted by the Lightning.

“It’s definitely going to be bizarre,” Lecavalier said. “But I’m definitely looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to seeing him again. It will be fun to see him play again.”

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Dallas Needs More From Their Stars

from Jean Jacques-Taylor of the Dallas Morning News,

You can’t win in professional sports when your highest-paid players don’t play to their contracts.

No exceptions. No excuses.

You want to know why the Stars have struggled all season, just follow the money.

Brad Richards earns $7.8 million. Marty Turco earns $5.7 million. Mike Ribeiro earns $5 million.

None of them has played to his immense ability this season.

Look at the numbers. They don’t lie.

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Modano On The Signing Of Avery

from Dave Gross of Camwest News Service via the National Post,

Dallas Stars forward Mike Modano believes the Sean Avery saga could have been handled differently.

Speaking with the media on Wednesday afternoon, Modano said the entire headache - that became the talk of the National Hockey League for the better part of December and early parts of January - could have been avoided with a bit of advance research by the Stars.

“I think we would have analyzed (the signing) a little bit more over the summer before you go into the free-agent market. Do a little more homework and detailed analysis (and get the opinions) of players who have played with him, or how guys feel about it,” said Wednesday the 19-year veteran during a conference call.

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Hockey Coverage In Dallas

from Andrew’s Dallas Stars Page,

There’s a change on the horizon for how our local newspapers will be covering the Dallas Stars. Under an agreement between the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Morning News will now be providing basic coverage of the Stars for both newspapers….

I haven’t talked to Mike Heika of the Morning News or Tracey Myers of the Star-Telegram since the official announcement, but this wasn’t a big surprise. The two papers had been discussing the content sharing idea for some time. The bottom line is it will mean less coverage of the Stars because it will mean the same stuff will be in both papers most times.

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Tops Stars Need To Perform Better

from Tracey Myers of the Star-Telegram,

The Dallas Stars’ loss in Detroit was embarrassing and ugly. That’s frustrating enough to coach Dave Tippett; but worse was how some of the Stars’ top stars played. That, for him, was unacceptable….

“The difference between Detroit’s top players and our top players wasn’t even close,” Tippett said on Friday, which the Stars spent meeting about Thursday’s debacle.

Tippett compared the Stars centers’ outings to that of Detroit centers Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who each finished with a goal and an assist.

“Datsyuk and Zetterberg, what they did in the game and what Ribeiro and Richards did, it’s just a ways to go,” he said. “It’s very disturbing. The people you rely on to make a difference just don’t.”

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When Facing The Stanley Cup Champions

from Razor With An Edge,

In light of last night’s spanking in Motown I thought we’d revisit my premature blog posting prior to the first meeting in Dallas. The Stars followed my 10 step program much more closely in the latest shellacking at the Joe.  Note: Additional editorials from last night’s outcome are in parenthesis….

• Win as few face-offs as possible as a way to set up your “checking game”. (37% on the dots, mission accomplished)

• Pay no attention to overrated forwards Datsyuk and Zetterberg - they’re so one-dimensional. Same goes for that free agent flop Marian Hossa. Instead, focus a lot of your effort toward ensuring Valtteri Filppula doesn’t “beat you by himself”. (All three scored, all three helped set up another goal, and all three dominated. Filppula was held scoreless and 0 for 4 in the faceoff circle)

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Hard To Forgive Avery

from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated,

The hockey world is a generally forgiving place. It is willing to embrace Tampa Bay coach Rick Tocchet despite his 2007 conviction for conspiracy to promote gambling, and it continues to employ hulking Calgary forward Todd Bertuzzi, even though he pleaded guilty to an on-ice criminal assault of Steve Moore, an ‘04 attack that fractured the Colorado forward’s neck and ended his career. Live and let live, eh?  The quality of mercy is not strained, except in the relationship between Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery and the league that now considers him a pariah.  Avery did not place a bet, drive drunk, injure anyone or wield a weapon other than a sharp tongue. If scabrous speech were a felony, NHL teams would be forced to skate three-on-three.

So why can’t hockey forgive him?

continued (in-depth)

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