Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Category: Dallas-Stars

Stars Come Up Flat In A Big Game

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

“This should have been a game you jump into with both feet and scratch and claw with everything you have,” Tippett said of a battle against the slumping Oilers. “But in the first 10 minutes, we played on the fringes, we gave up two bad goals, we made mistakes in our own end, and that’s not the way to start a game like this.”

“The most disheartening thing is this was pretty much a playoff game, and we didn’t play like it was,” said forward Steve Ott. “They came out like it was a playoff game, and we didn’t. We have to realize that these are four point games, and we’re not the ones getting the four points.”

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

The Stars Playoff Chances

from Tracey Myers of the Star-Telegram,

Why they’ll make it

Sweet parity. The Stars are just four points out of eighth place in the Western Conference. How? Because outside of the Sharks and Red Wings, the West is a jumble of teams that just aren’t separating themselves much. There’s only seven points’ difference between No. 5 Vancouver and the No. 14 Stars.

Why they won’t

The hole’s too deep. The Stars have put themselves in a tough position. Now there’s no room for error, no room for a losing streak of any length from here on out. That kind of pressure can affect even the most resilient team, and the Stars could crack under the weight of that before they can make up enough ground to make the postseason.

more

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Don’t You Know Who I Am?

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

Scene: A meeting room where eight chairs are shoehorned around one older man, who sits on the edge of a desk….

A young, athletic-looking man who’s wearing comically oversized sunglasses looks around, then realizes the counsellor is talking to him.

“Why don’t you stand up and tell us about yourself.”

The younger man rises.

“Are there any TV cameras here?” he asks.

“No, son,” says the counsellor. “You’re completely anonymous here.”

The younger man looks disappointed for a moment.

“Are you sure you don’t know who I am?” he asks.

“No idea,” someone in the group says, and again he looks disappointed before he continues.

“My name is Sean,” he says.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: sean+avery

Stars on the Red Carpet

A few weeks back, Will Smith was promoting his new movie Seven Pounds down in Texas with the Dallas Stars in attendance.

A bit late, but the NHL just put the video online today, so we thought we’d post it here for your Friday afternoon perusal.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: marty+turco, will+smith

Parity In The West

from Mike Heika at Dallas Stars Blog,

Not that this means the Stars are going to make the playoffs, but parity has brought the entire West down this year.

Currently, seventh place Phoenix is on pace for 87 points. So is eighth place Nahsville, ninth place Colorado and 10th place Minnesota.

So, the idea Dallas needs 95 points to make the playoffs might be wrong.

That’s a small difference, but one I think is worth nothing.

Maybe they just need 88 or 90 points, and that means they would need 60 points in the final 51 games. That’s just a .588 winning percentage.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Blue Jackets Feel They Won The Game

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-rakers,

When the puck bounced off Turco, then caromed off Malhotra’s skate and went into the net, the Blue Jackets came charging off the bench to celebrate. Both NHL officials—Stephane Auger and Kerry Fraser—had it as a goal on the ice.

And then the light went on in the official scorer’s booth between the penalty boxes.

read on and you decide, was the puck kicked-in…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: manny+malhotra

Hip Surgery For Zubov

FRISCO, Tex. - The Dallas Stars announced today that defenseman Sergei Zubov will undergo surgery on his hip in January, and will be out indefinitely. The surgery will be performed by a hip specialist in Colorado.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: sergei+zubov

Stars Getting Healthy

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog,

Joel Lundqvist (shoulder) is in tonight.

Stephane Robidas (jaw) is in tonight.

Steve Ott (hand) is in tonight.

Jere Lehtinen (upper body) and Brian Sutherby (groin) are not yet ready.

Still, that can make a big difference for the Stars. Tom Wandell has gone back to Sweden and Chris Conner looks like he’s out of the lineup.

That could make for some interesting line combinations.

more on the Stars…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Before Avery - After Avery

from the Bob Sturm Blog at DallasStars.com, .

..don’t look now but Marty Turco is playing like Marty Turco. After back to back starts where he held Detroit and Phoenix to 2 goals (total) on 61 shots, he looks like he owns his crease, and if it were not for that meltdown goal where Trevor Daley mishandled a Turco pass last time Phoenix came through town, the Stars may really be rolling right now.

Since he was pretty much the most vocal Dallas Stars player regarding the Sean Avery soap opera, I was very curious if the exit of Avery would have any impact on Turco’s play. If people suggest that the play of Turco was negatively affected by the circus, wouldn’t it be positively affected after that?

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Joining The Other Group Of Teams

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

...Either way, now would not be a bad time to consider the regular fate of Panthers fans or Coyotes fans or Canucks fans. ... or Oilers fans.

It’s a tough world out there in pro sports, and the Stars have been protected for years by good management and a lot of money. The management, I believe, still is good. The money could be much tighter.

Because the bottom line is the cap is going down next year – and probably even more the next. And the Stars’ internal budget could go down even before that. So, you really may get a chance to see what it feels like to be an Oilers fan.

But, if you’re looking for a little silver inside that cloud, check out the possible top six forwards for next season – Brenden Morrow, Mike Ribeiro, Brad Richards, James Neal, Fabian Brunnstrom and Loui Eriksson. That’s a group you can build around.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

« Previous       ‹ First  < 78 79 80 81 82 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

 

Recommended Sportsbook
MyBookie.ag

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts