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Marty Turco Talks Tom Brady

from Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston,

Turco was good friends with Brady’s predecessor, Brian Griese, who helped the football program to a share of the national championship in 1997. It was normal for the football and hockey teams to hang out and Brady was one of those players who would make frequent visits to the hockey house.

“He was younger and we treated him like a third stringer,” Turco said with a smile. “He was quiet, kind of like he is now. He was pretty reserved and picked his spots. We didn’t see nothing crazy out of Tom.”

Turco remembers how Griese described Brady: “This guy is as good as anybody.” ...

“He was always over at the house and was a nice kid, a California kid from the Bay Area. I always wanted to play golf with him because I heard he was pretty good. More than anything, I want him to take me to Olympic Club. I’m not an idiot, you know,” Turco said with a laugh.

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Turco Should Be Able To Play At A Serviceable Level

Jack Edwards of NESN answers some email,

With Tuukka Rask out and Marty Turco in, what, if any, impact will Marty have on the team? Do you think he will be a solid backup when Thomas needs a day off, or are his glory days long behind him?

The goal was to deliver Tim Thomas to the playoffs fresher than he was in 2011. Not going to happen.  Thomas’ start in Toronto Tuesday put him dead-even with last season’s pace—and the Bruins will have two consecutive days off only once in the rest of the regular season. Turco hasn’t played in the NHL since finishing up with Chicago last year, where he lost his job to Corey Crawford, but he should be able to eat some minutes and play at a very serviceable level to allow Thomas to have time to rest. The fly in the ointment, though, comes if the Bruins skid through this week and Ottawa makes a serious run at the Northeast Division title. If that happens, the Bruins have no choice but to keep pushing Thomas’ button and hope they don’t wear him out. Again, it’s all about results at this time of the year.

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Next Up For Turco - The Spengler Cup?

from the CP at The Hockey News,

Marty Turco is eager to extend his working vacation in Europe.

The veteran goaltender helped Austrian team EC Red Bull Salzburg win a club team tournament over the weekend and is expected to join Canada’s entry for the upcoming Spengler Cup, a source told The Canadian Press.

A few final details were still being ironed out on Tuesday night.

The Spengler Cup opportunity opened up when Nolan Schaefer informed Hockey Canada he’d be unable to participate in the tournament. Turco would join 21-year-old goaltender Jake Allen—a St. Louis Blues draft pick on loan from the American Hockey League—on the team.

Canada opens the tournament in Davos, Switzerland with a game against Czech team HC Vitkovice Steel on Dec. 26.

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Turco Still Looking For Work

from Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago,

Former Chicago Blackhawks goaltender and current free agent Marty Turco hasn’t signed with a new team but isn’t ready to retire.

“Yeah, I’m still looking,” 36-year-old Turco said via phone on Monday. “Teams go to camp next week so we’ll see.”

Turco’s hopes probably reside on a training camp injury or underwhelming performance either by a rookie or other veteran.

“I want to play some more,” Turco said. “I still think I can play in this league. I’m not ready for plans after hockey just yet.”

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Taking on Turco

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The past few days the news of Marty Turco still being available has been directed toward Columbus. Have we no faith in our once amazing young Steve Mason? Well, no. This has been the backdoor flung open for the past couple seasons.  The famed season he had with 33 wins in 61 games has turned into 44 wins in 112 games.  Now let’s just say by some stroke of luck the hockey gods gift the Jackets with another playoff run. Considering this, like every team, we have to look to our goaltending to get us to the cup.

 

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Decisions, Decisions

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Hey, Marty! Marty Turco!

Yes, I know it’s you. C’mon turn around and let’s have a chat. I know you’re busy making the rounds of all the franchises, checking to see if you can make a deal to be invited to training camp, and hey, just maybe be offered a backup job. That’s what I’m here to talk to you about.

No, not a job. Seriously, do I look like an assistant GM? Nope, we’re going to spend ten minutes on what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and maybe why it’s not in your best interests. So, let’s call this a little electronic intervention towards your best interests. Ten minutes, that’s all I’m asking.

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Did Marty Turco lose the ‘available goaltending positions musical chairs game?’

In the game of goaltending musical chairs, unrestricted free agent Marty Turco probably turned down several back-up’s jobs as he wished to pursue a starting position, but as of today, Turco finds himself unemployed, and Yahoo Sports’ Sean Leahy wonders whether Turco’s probability of finding gainful NHL employment has dropped into the “slim to none” category:

It’s now August 6 and Turco is still without a job. His agent, Kurt Overhardt, told us last week that his client will play next season. Specifically missing from his response was whether or not it would be in the NHL.

Looking at the goaltending depth charts around the NHL, there doesn’t seem to be room for a soon-to-be 36-year-old netminder whose numbers have been declining the past several seasons. The closest landing spot you could even think of being a remote possibility—in the NHL—would be the Columbus Blue Jackets, if they’re worried about Steve Mason being unable to bounce back and the inexperienced Mark Dekanich(notes) behind him. But that’s just thinking out loud.

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Turco Keeping A Positive Attitude In Chicago

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

“Don’t get me wrong, I’m human. I wish I was playing. I wish I was giving this team what they want from their goaltending. I’ve had my bad moments and my woe-is-me-type stuff but you keep plugging through it because you never know what’s going to happen.”

Turco is maintaining an even keel in a dressing room where just one bad attitude can upset the delicate balance of a team challenged with the task of keeping the Stanley Cup.

“We have a lot of young guys who pay attention,” Turco said. “I want to be a good teammate. I came here to be a part of a winner and you assume it to be playing.

“But when you’re not you still have to hold yourself accountable as a teammate. When I get back in there I want my teammates to look at me as a good teammate and someone to look up to and gain confidence from.”

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/21/10

Today’s three cheers for last night’s top performers in NHL action:

***Cheers to Chicago’s Marty Turco, who made 36 saves and held the fort for the ‘Hawks in the shootout for a 2-1 decision over the Vancouver Canucks. Turco only had to make one save in the breakaway tiebreaker, on Mikael Samuelsson, but Roberto Luongo stopped none at the other end and the Blackhawks earned the extra point in turn. Luongo was good during the actual game, making 31 saves of his own and earning third star honors, but what’s going on with his early season numbers? A 3.38 goals-against and an .888 save percentage isn’t exactly the Bobby Lu Canucks fans expect, nor is the 2-3-2 mark for their club. Surely, it’s only a matter of time before he (and the team) turns it around. (Right?)

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Turco Staying Positive

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

The 35-year-old has yielded seven goals thus far in a pair of one-goal defeats as the Hawks have earned one point to open defense of their Stanley Cup championship. It’s not exactly the start he envisioned after signing with the Hawks as a free agent during the summer to replace Antti Niemi as the No. 1 goaltender.

“You go home and lie in bed and think about it and you always replay stuff,” said Turco, who has 67 saves and a .896 save percentage. “The idea is just to get better. I’ve played long enough and been in this position to put it behind you pretty quickly because any time you let things eat at you, it’s going to hurt your focus. Especially in the position I occupy.”

Despite the losses and the 3.50 goals-against average Turco, who is expected to get the start Monday night against the Sabres in Buffalo, sees positives in his game.

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Pressure On Turco

from David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune,

It’s up to Turco to determine how legendary Niemi becomes, a reality he accepts more than embraces.

“My personality and the way I handle things I don’t see pressure being a problem,’’ Turco said. “Goalies and quarterbacks in Dallas are under the microscope a lot.’‘

When Turco replaced Ed Belfour full-time with the Stars in 2002, Belfour was three years removed from having won a Cup in Dallas. The residue from this Cup championship remains fresher in a town still celebrating Kane’s game-winner. I think there’s still a Philly cheesesteak in the back of my refrigerator from the Cup finals.

“It’s totally different for me,’’ Turco said. “(But) the more important thing is it’s still me, still my game. Things that are out of my control may be huge differences. But the things that are in my control are pretty similar.’‘

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Evening Line

“The opportunity for my family and I to be a part of it and this whole philosophy of winning and being a family, it really is astonishing to feel this comfortable this soon. And all the while being in a hard-working, dedicated, high-expected group, it’s good.”

-Marty Turco on playing with the Chicago Blackhawks.  More on Turco from Scott Burnside of ESPN.

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Marty Turco On Playing For Chicago

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Turco Signs With Chicago

via Chris Kuc tweet,

Blackhawks confirm they are walking away from Antti’s Niemi’s arbitration award and have signed Marty Turco to a one-year contract.

added 10:54am, Remember Turco’s agent saying last week that Turco would be a starter with a contender?

added 12:02pm, from Tim Sassone of Between The Circles,

Unfortunately for Niemi, the Hawks had to play hardball with somebody over money and he just happened to the in the wrong place at the wrong time as the last guy in line.

It hurt Niemi and the Hawks badly when San Jose signed Niklas Hjalmarsson to that four-year, $14 million offer sheet. While the Hawks matched, it cost them probably $1 million or more than they expected to pay Hjalmarsson. That was the money needed to keep Niemi.

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Morning Line

“We would have loved to go to the Flyers, but it’s not happening.”

-UFA goaltender Marty Turco.  More on Turco from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.

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Agent Says Turco Will Be A Starting Goalie

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Kurt Overhardt chuckled when I asked if he is worried that Marty Turco might not end up with a place to sit in this free agent game of musical chairs.

“You’re the second guy to ask me that exact same question in that exact same manner,” said the agent for Turco. “The answer is no.”

Overhardt is confident that something will get done in the 7-10 days and that Turco, the all-time Stars win leader who was not offered a contract extension, will be on a contending team.

“He will be on a contender, he will be the starter and he will get a chance to show everbody the kind of goalie he has been throughout his career and will continue to be,” Overhardt said.

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Turco Still A Fit In San Jose

from Jim Kelley at Sports Illustrated,

If Nabokov does honor his KHL agreement, it would seem that Marty Turco benefits to some degree. Turco acknowledged at the start of the signing period that it was “scary” leaving Dallas (a franchise that no longer wants or can afford him) and going on the open market at an age when retirement is easier to foresee than a two-year contract. However, the Sharks could use him for his remaining talents and knowledge of Western Conference shooters. Having him as a mentor to Niittymaki isn’t a bad idea, either.

Despite the spin that San Jose gave his signing, Nittymaki is not a proven playoff performer. He’s not even a proven No.1 in regular season play. The Sharks haven’t broken up their team with an eye to rebuilding, they are still attempting to go farther than they did in last spring’s playoffs and will need some help in net to realize their goal. More than a few teams can say the same. Turco can fit that bill.

more plus options for Kovalchuk…

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Turco Wants To Be On A Winning Team

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

He declined interview requests for a couple of days after Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk announced Tuesday that the veteran goalie would not return to the team next season. However, as he lined up realtors Friday to sell his house, Turco said he was ready to turn the page.

“It was hard and it is hard, but they are moving on and I have to move on,” Turco said. “I haven’t been happy for a little while, and I believe I’m a pretty happy person, so it’s time to find a way to be happy again.”

After his four-year contract with the Stars expires on June 30, Turco will be able to shop himself around the NHL as an unrestricted free agent. He got a late start in the pro game after four years in college and two more in the minors, so this is
Turco’s first look at free agency. He said his criteria is simple.

“I want to win,” he said. “I want to find a team that is ready to win, an organization that is building to win now, and an organization that believes I can be a big part of that winning. That’s the most important thing to me.”

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Turco Needs A New Team

from the CP at TSN,

Goaltender Marty Turco’s time with the Dallas Stars is over.

General manager Joe Nieuwendyk says the Stars will not re-sign Turco, who just completed his ninth season with the team.

Nieuwendyk says he feels it’s time to go “in a different direction.”

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Turco’s Final Days In Dallas

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Turco will play again for the Stars this season, but it’s probably not his team anymore. That’s a strange feeling. He will turn 35 in August, and my guess is he has plenty of good years left. As an unrestricted free agent in the summer, he could end up on a really good team in Detroit or San Jose or Chicago or Washington, and he could become a wonderful story in the NHL next season.

But it seems pretty clear there’s little chance he will re-sign with the Stars.

So he has to stand by and patiently watch a team that he has poured a lot of his heart and soul into embrace the new kid in town. It can’t be easy, but my guess is he’ll handle it with the class he has shown throughout his career.

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Dallas Plans To Keep Turco This Season

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars today placed backup goalie Alex Auld on waivers, which means there is little chance the team will trade Marty Turco before the March 3 trade deadline.

GM Joe Nieuwendyk, who is traveling to Cornell to have his number retired this weekend, confirmed that Turco will likely stick with the team.

“I don’t want to ever say never, but we would have to be blown away with a great offer to deal him now,’’ Nieuwendyk said. “We feel this is the best move for our team going forward, so that’s the plan right now.’‘

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Turco Talks About His Situation In Dallas

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

I asked him about the situation, and he said he has talked to Joe Nieuwendyk and understands what is going on. He said he wants to continue to play well and help the Stars win games.

“I don’t have any qualms or problems. You put yourself in Joe’s shoes, and that’s it. Then you just focus on your job and that’s all you can do.’‘

When asked if he knew of any trade talk, he said he did not, and that he was moving forward as if he would not be traded.

“A lot of people know how I feel and where my heart is, and if I keep playing like I’m playing now, then I’ll be OK and I’ll look back at everything and have a great big smile on my face…And I still look forward to having a smile on my face by winning a Stanley Cup here in Dallas (this year).”

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Where Turco & Biron Could Land

Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside of ESPN discuss possible destinations for Marty Turco and Marty Biron…

Burnside: The one team I look at and wonder about needing or wanting a veteran presence is Los Angeles. The Kings are on fire and I think a lock to make the playoffs. But remember what happened to a good Montreal team in 2008 that entrusted its playoff goaltending chores to untested youngsters Price and Halak—the Habs narrowly beat eighth-seed Boston and then lost in five to a less-talented Philadelphia team in large part because Price and Halak couldn’t handle the pressure….

LeBrun: Well, right now, the word out of Long Island is Snow isn’t getting offered more than a third-rounder for Biron, which seems absurd to me. But I guess it speaks to the market place. As for the Kings, while I agree with your premise, especially with Biron because he’s a cheaper cap hit, I’m told the Kings have lukewarm interest.

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Keep Or Trade Turco

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Who knows what’s going to happen in the next month or so? Maybe Alex Auld will take over, and the Stars will look to trade Turco. Maybe they will be right on the edge of the playoff race and will feel they have to keep both goalies. Maybe Turco will lead them to the Stanley Cup and re-sign a long-term deal.

(Well, maybe not…)

But the plan, it appears, is to find another goalie. Turco has been shaky for the past couple of years, and there is some concern that Turco does not have the athletic ability at age 34 to win a Cup.

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Stars Look To Turco For Wins

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars’ start to the season has been a bit like the wave pool at Hurricane Harbor – there are times when the team is on top of the water and splashing around happily. But there are also times when it slips beneath the waves or gets battered against the walls.

“It’s tough to build momentum,” goalie Marty Turco said after a 3-2 loss to Phoenix on Saturday that followed a huge 3-2 win against San Jose a few nights earlier. “Things seem to happen a lot easier when you get on a roll. You don’t feel like you’re grinding it out. Some guys can get on a roll and carry a team, but that hasn’t been the case so far.”

The one player who can help the Stars get on a roll is Turco. The veteran goalie has produced impressive runs in his career and appears to be in the middle of a pretty good stretch. Turco is 5-1-1 in his last seven games with a 2.10 goals against-average and .928 save percentage. So how can the Stars take advantage of that?

“Play him,” coach Marc Crawford said. “I mean, that’s pretty much what we need to do.”

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Turco Under Pressure

from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

“The pressure (comes from) missing the playoffs for the first time in my career, a new coach, a new general manager—for all of us in the organization after completing our worst season I’ve been around, there is pressure on everybody,” Turco told Sporting News.

Now Turco enters the final year of a contract that averages $5.7 million, and he could be playing for his future in Dallas….

Along with trying to get his team back in the postseason, Turco wants to keep his job, too.

“I have a family—three kids now. I turned 34 (Aug. 13) and have one year left on my contract. That’s personal. We’re human and this is my job,” Turco said. “That’s pressure different than the arena of sport. I feel fortunate that I don’t feel stressed about my personal situation. As competitive and driven as I am, these things seem to take care of themselves.”

more plus a look five other goalies facing pressure this season…

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Turco Wants To Prove Last Season Was A Fluke

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

For all the hype about Gustavsson and his NHL potential, the plan still is for Turco to have his hands firmly on the wheel of the Stars in 2009-10.

And Turco, who will turn 34 on Aug. 13, is aware of that.

“It’s a huge year for me in a lot of regards,” said Turco, whose contract ends after next season. “But, honestly, the thing that is most important for me – like I think it is for every player on the team – is that I want to prove last season was a fluke. I want to prove that we are a much better team than we showed.”

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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.

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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.”

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Turco Goes For A Skate

via Richard Durrett of the Dallas Stars Blog at the Dallas Morning News,

Marty Turco skated behind his net to try to play the puck on a rim-around and missed it. The puck came out to Christopher Higgins on the side boards and he flipped in into a wide open net.

The goal put the Canadiens up 3-1 and that is how the game ended. 

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Fantasmagoric Stop

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Turco Has Found His Game

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The 33-year-old is 6-1-0 in his last seven games with a 1.70 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage.

“I feel good right now, that I’ve come a long way,” he said. “My ability to stay on my feet longer to react to second plays or even third plays from a balanced position has been a great feeling for me lately.

“I have been fighting my body and my movements this year, and I’ve worked hard to get that back. I just want to be the guy they deserve back there.”

Turco has been the biggest reason for the Stars’ turnaround, providing key stops at critical times and also helping the defense with his ability to handle the puck.

“No matter what you do, your goaltending has to be good,” Tippett said. “It can do so much for the team’s confidence. It can allow players to overcome mistakes, it can change a game with a big stop early or late. Marty has done that for us lately.”

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Avery’s Departure Not the Only Reason for Surging Stars

From Mike Brophy at Sportsnet,

The signing of Avery was a mistake - and at $15.5 million over four years it might be one of the most expensive mistakes in NHL history. Not a single player was happy with the addition of the controversial, self-centered winger and his presence had an adverse affect on numerous players the team depends on.

The Stars were 8-11-4 with Avery and are 16-7-4 without him.

Avery aside, the Stars desperately needed Turco to return to form if they were going to dig themselves out of a hole. It looks as though Turco is back on his game.

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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.

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Lemaire vs. Turco

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog,

“Turco pushed the net,” Lemaire said. “It’s the third time that Turco does that, just against us. He goes like he’s going to stumble, and he just lays on the post, that’s what he does. It’s a trick, but now they’ll know. Next time, they’ll watch.”...

When told that Lemaire said that historically speaking, Turco had a history of doing that, Turco replied:

“When he played, they had steel pegs in there, and the net wasn’t coming off, And I don’t know how many times he was in front of the net, anyway…historically speaking.”

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The Video Tells The Story

from Mike Heika at Dallas Stars Blog,

Marty Turco was quite upset with himself. When asked what he was thinking at the time, he replied:

“I really didn’t know what I was thinking. Generally, I watch them (the opposition) and let them dictate, but I’m on my backhand at that particular time of the game, I don’t know what I was thinking.”

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Turco Stands Out

froom Rory Boylen at the Hockey News,

There goes another monkey off the back of Marty Turco.

Despite being one of the world’s best players at his position, Turco is consistently one of the most underappreciated as well.

People always want more from the unpredictable tender. A year ago he posted three shutouts in the first round, but because Dallas lost, Turco, still, wasn’t a “playoff goalie.”

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Evening Line

via the Dallas Stars Blog at the Dallas Morning News,

“When the intensity rises, we like our chances in that regard, too,” Turco said. “We don’t think much of them on a personal, character level. We think that’s to our advantage.”

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Talking with the Dallas Stars

From some short Q&A time with the media on Wednesday, below are transcripts from interviews with these Dallas Stars players and management:

  • Marty Turco
  • Brad Richards
  • Mike Modano
  • Brett Hull

 

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NHL Teleconference with Turco and Morrow

Yet another NHL teleconference today featured Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco, who has posted and 8-4 record with a sparkling .173 goals-against average, and Dallas captain Brenden Morrow, who has recorded seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 12 games, including two overtime game winners in the series win over San Jose last round. 

Here is the transcript of their Q&A.

Q. Marty, you’re just fresh off winning two incredible series and beating two fellow great goalies. I see right off the bat that people are already asking you about your record at Joe Louis. There’s no time to breathe. What do you make of that? Does it mean anything?

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Bet on Turco

From Mike Brophy at The Hockey News,

Anyway, Turco wins and he immediately becomes the answer to our next trivia question: Can he lead the Stars past the Wings? Given his play through two rounds, the answer is a resounding yes!  Until the games start, naturally.

Looking ahead, the Red Wings will be huge favorites in the Western Conference final. The Stars looked dead in the water through most of overtime Sunday, so how can anybody expect them to beat the best team in the league?

The answer is Turco. Muddle through poor play, long stretches of non-scoring chances and questionable defensive protection. Turco will save the day.

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Turco Was The Difference

from Pierre LeBrun at Sportsnet,

I find it hard to find a better story in the first round of the NHL playoffs than goalie Marty Turco helping his Dallas Stars knock off the defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks.

You know, the same Ducks I predicted would beat Dallas in seven games. Wrong, Pierre!

In the lead-up to that series between Pacific Division rivals, it was widely reported how J.S. Giguere had the highest playoff winning percentage among active NHL goalies. That would be the difference. Especially, some people added, given “Turco’s spotty playoff record.”

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The New Turco

from the Dallas Morning News,

The transformation occurred two summers ago in Marty Turco’s hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

That’s when he shaved off his wavy black locks, opting for a low-maintenance buzz cut. It’s when he completely changed his diet and revamped his off-season workouts, opting more for core strength and flexibility.

You saw the results of his new approach last year in the Dallas Stars’ 4-3 series loss against Vancouver, and you continued to see them the other day in Game 1 against Anaheim.

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Again, Don’t Believe It

from the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Stars Blog,

Just got off the phone with Les Jackson to ask him about the Marty Turco for Martin St. Louis trade that hockeybuzz is touting, and he said his policy going forward is going to be to not comment on trades, because it just seems like a waste of time to him.

But he said he has not had talks with trading Marty Turco to anyone for anything.

“I am not interested in trading Marty Turco. That’s just the way I feel,’’ he said

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Open Up The Five-Hole

from The Good, The Bad and The Duthie,

Turco’s job is to keep pucks out. But he also cares deeply about the game, and believes the league needs more pucks going in. Unlike many keepers who shriek in terror at the thought of more equipment shrinkage, Turco is open to the idea…As long as it is in the right places. And for him, that means those darn kneepads and flaps.

“The problem is a lot of the guys wear a pad under their socks, and then another one over their socks. So when they go down, they are several inches higher. Then you have these flaps which are like putting a board in front of the five-hole.”

He told the NHL’s Competition Committee in the summer that all this extra knee “protection” was excessive. Nothing came of it.

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What A Comeback

Normally I don’t do game recaps, but last night the Kings were down 4-0 going into the 3rd period and came back to win 6-5 in OT…

from the AP via NHL.com,

Marty Turco didn’t seem too rattled after Dustin Brown spoiled his shutout bid with 7:14 left in the third period. After all, the Dallas Stars still had a three-goal lead, so what could possibly spoil it?

How about five goals on six shots?...

“The whole third period was brutal,” Turco said. “Other than embarrassing, it’s a total lack of respect for each other. You can’t just sit back and wait for it to go your way. You’ve got to make things happen. And we haven’t been making enough happen. We were just lucky to get a point out of all that.”

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Watch the comeback…

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Observations

from Steve Zipay at Newsday,

Columbus’ Sergei Federov is 3-3-6 and a minus-2 in 12 games. He’s an aging superstar on a young team on the rise ... The Blues’ Doug Weight. Another vet in trouble. He has no goals and two assists in 11 games ...

Pittsburgh reps have been following the Stars from city-to-city. The hunch: Assessing Dallas G Marty Turco and/or defensemen.

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