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Tippett Fired In Dallas

via TSN,

The Dallas Stars have fired head coach Dave Tippett.

added 5:12pm, from TSN with the same link,

While no successor has been named, sources say the Stars have asked for permission to talk to former Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford. All signs point towards Crawford taking over for Tippet, however that remains unconfirmed at this point.

added 5:35pm, Dallas fans start to respond to firing and possible hire.

added 9:06pm,via Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

I’ve talked to new Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk and he has issued an official ``no comment.’‘

He said he is not ready to talk about anything at this time.

Because I have to confirm these things through direct sources, and because Dave Tippett is not returning phone calls, that’s all I can say at this time. I do not have official confirmation yet.

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Watching Chicago/Detroit

from Jeff Z. Klein of SlapShot at the NY Times,

Wednesday night’s telecast on Versus of Game 5 of the Red Wings-Blackhawks semifinal broke a record for the U.S. cable network, continuing a trend this N.H.L. post-season of high viewership not seen in America for more than a decade.

Versus’s coverage of the Wings-Hawks Game 5 earned a 2.1 household rating and averaged 2.32 million total viewers. That made it the most-watched telecast in the network’s history among households (1.55 million) and tied it with Lance Armstrong’s final ride (7/24/05) for the highest-rated program in network history.

continued and don’t forget to check out Puck The Media for more broadcasting talk…

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Afternoon Line

“I’ve made my decision and I’m coming back to play.  I think everyone eventually knew I was going to come back, but I still wanted to take some time and think about things. Watching everyone else playing in the playoffs helped push me to make the decision. This is the best time of year and we want to get back to playing post-season hockey next season.”

-Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars.  More at DallasStars.com.

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Any Interest In Marty Turco?

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog at the Dallas Morning News,

Marty Turco did not reach the triggers for his no-trade clause this season, so he can be traded.

Also, while his cap hit is $5.7 million, his actual contract cost is only $5.4 million, so that does make the deal a little better.

Bottom line, I think if the Stars wanted to move him, there would be probably be interest (Philadelphia, for example, has no goalie signed). However, the Flyers have $50 million committed to next season already, and that will be the problem with a lot of teams.

We’ll see. My guess is the team is committed to Turco for next season and is hoping that he will have a great year as he faces unrestricted free agency.

read on for more on the goalie situation in Dallas…

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Stars Now Have Internal Cap

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars will have to plug holes next season on a budget, co-general manager Brett Hull said as the team held exit interviews and physicals with players Monday at the Dr Pepper StarsCenter.

When asked when the team might know its budget or whether it could spend to the expected $56 million salary cap, Hull replied: “I can guarantee you it isn’t going to be to the cap.”

continued

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Reaugh Language

from Razor

With An Edge, Bad cosmetics…any action or practice that reflects badly on the organization (on a few occasions they were in need of a cosmetologist)

Circling the drain…what the Stars did from the moment they lost Captain Brenden Morrow

Internal community…another way of saying “the group”, or “the players”

LAQs…Lame Ass Quotes (also; “coachspeak”)

much more

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Legal Shootout Goal?

from Curtis Zupke of the Ducks Blog,

On the Ducks’ fourth shootout attempt, Teemu Selanne skated in, came to a stop and lifted the puck over Turco, who was on his side and did a two-pad stack to no avail.

  It ended up as the game winner.

  NHL rules regarding shootouts have dictated that if either the player or the puck is continually moving forward then the play is legal.

  Turco gave Selanne credit for the move, but he wondered if the rule should get a closer look.

  “It didn’t really surprise me,” Turco said of the move. “There was nothing I could do once you get off your skates. But they should freshen the rules on dead stops, which is not right. It’s not legal, I guess, if that’s the right word. It doesn’t have any effect on our season but certainly (it did) theirs. It’s a good play. It’s legal.”

continued and watch the shootout goal below…

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A Discussion Found Funny

Steve Ott of the Stars and Mike Brown of the Ducks had a little chat last night.

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Ribeiro’s Reverse-O Shootout Goal

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Dallas Stars Flag Flown Proudly In Iraq

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