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Dallas Stars Claim David Schlemko From Arizona Coyotes

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has claimed defenseman David Schlemko off waivers from the Arizona Coyotes.

Schlemko, 27, has posted four points (1-3=4) in 20 games played for Arizona this season. His 38 blocked shots on the season were fifth on the team. He has also appeared in two games for Portland of the AHL this season, producing four points (1-3=4) and a +2 plus/minus rating.

Having played in parts of seven NHL seasons, all with Arizona, he has posted 50 points (9-41=50) and a +19 plus/minus rating in 207 career regular season games. In nine playoff games, he has one goal (1-0=1) and 10 shots on net.

"David will add veteran depth and a solid puck-mover to our blueline," said Nill. "This gives us the flexibility to keep our young defensemen playing, whether here or in Texas." 

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Here Comes The Tyler Seguin And Taylor Hall Comparison

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Tyler Seguin is off to Edmonton on Saturday morning, and you know what that means: Another round of Tyler-Taylor questions are coming – and these ones will be more pointed than ever, given their current career trajectories.

Tyler Seguin is on the rise. If he were a stock, it would be on the verge of a split. Seguin currently leads the NHL in goals and points, a rare feat in today’s game. Since the NHL introduced the Maurice (Rocket) Richard Trophy in 1999 to reward the NHL’s goal-scoring leader, only one player has managed to win both goal- and point-scoring titles in a single year, and that was Alex Ovechkin in 2008. Before that, you have to go back to 1996 and Mario Lemieux for the last time it happened.

Taylor Hall’s stock, meantime, is flat. In fact, some of the NHL’s so-called insider traders put Hall’s name on the sell list this week, after the Oilers fired coach Dallas Eakins and replaced him, on an interim basis, with the tandem of Craig MacTavish and Todd Nelson. MacTavish is the Oilers’ general manager and after reluctantly removing Eakins he promised a top-to-bottom review of the organization on the grounds that the team’s current struggles reflect a deeper problem than just coaching.


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Video- Ryan Garbutt Suspended Three Games

Patrick Burke with the suspension explanation.


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Ryan Garbutt Has A DoPS Hearing Tomorrow


Earlier today I posted the incident, watch it here.

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Everything Is Going Wrong For The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

It was another failed test, and one that Ruff will have to study intensely. Because the time for gut checks and resets is quickly slipping away.

“I’m really disappointed,” Ruff said. “You have to work for what you get. The worse you play in your own end, the less you get. I thought our running around allowed them to create more zone time.”

more on the 5-2 loss to Winnipeg last night.

Plays like these by Ryan Garbutt certainly don't help..



Below, even the video operator for the Stars should re-think about the graphics they display...

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The Boston Bruins Could Use Tyler Seguin Right About Now

from Alex Reimer of the Boston Herald,

Bruins apologists will point to Seguin’s putrid showing in the 2013 playoffs as a legitimate reason for his departure. How quickly they forget about his four-point performance off the bench in Game 2 of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, or that he led the team in points in 2011-12.

Maybe Seguin lacks grit, and can’t play in Claude Julien’s defensive-minded system. But then that’s a negative commentary on the Bruins. When you have a talent like Seguin, you make it work. The Red Sox, for example, rode the mercurial Manny Ramirez’s bat to two championships.

Julien’s brand of conservative hockey and rolling four lines hasn’t been able to save the Bruins from a mediocre first half. Krejci and Zdeno Chara have been nursing injuries, and only appeared in 11 and nine games this season, respectively, but that’s the point. A coach’s system is only as good as the players who play in it.


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Video- Tyler Seguin Tired Of Losing

A frustrated Tyler Seguin...


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Goaltending Has Been An Issue For The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars’ goaltending plan was shaped last summer with the thought that all of the bases would be covered.

Kari Lehtonen was returning after a solid season. Anders Lindback was brought in as a free agent on a one-year contract. And Jussi Rynnas was signed as an additional backup on a two-year deal....

Yet, 25 games into the season, the Stars have the worst goals-against average in the league (3.52) and the second-worst save percentage (.893).

“Obviously, it needs to be better,” goaltending coach Mike Valley said. “There’s been too many soft goals. There’s been too many leads that have been lost in games. What we have to do is acknowledge it’s happened, and we have to leave it in the past and move forward and concentrate on what we can do better.”

The Stars on Wednesday placed Lindback on waivers with the intent to send him to the AHL to get playing time. He is 0-5-0 with a 4.63 GAA and .861 save percentage.

Rynnas (pronounced ROO-nuhs) gets his chance to serve as backup.

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Morning Line- Lindy Ruff

“I don’t buy that on back­-to­-back games our energy was low, I’m tired of that one. Our effort wasn’t good enough. We got outworked, and I’m not buying any back­-to­-back crap. We just didn’t get enough out of a lot of guys, and it cost us.”

-Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Dallas Stars after a 5-2 loss to the Colorada Avalanche.  More on the game from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.

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Tyler Seguin On A Pace To Score 63 Goals

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Seguin leads the NHL with 17 goals in 22 games. If he continues that pace and stays healthy for all 82 games, he would score 63 goals. The Stars’ franchise record is 55, shared by Brian Bellows and Dino Ciccarelli. The last time a Star hit 50 was Mike Modano in 1993-94.

“That’s an incredible pace when you look at where the league is going,” center Jason Spezza said. “It’s impressive to get 40 goals in a season now. To get 50, you win scoring titles with 50.”

It’s heady stuff when you think about it. Seguin last season tallied 37 goals among 84 points in 80 games played. He was moving back to center after three years at right wing in Boston, and there were some growing pains. This season, he is moving effortlessly between right wing and center, and finding ways to get open no matter where he is on the ice.

“He’s a real challenge to defend,” said new Stars defenseman Jason Demers, who faced Seguin while playing for San Jose. “He’s got great speed, and he can really find the open ice. And he has that shot.”

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