Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Kings haven't had much luck lately (four straight losses) and they never win in Nashville (seven straight losses to Preds), so they rolled the dice and let Bernier make his sixth career start in a critical late-season game. The result: both losing streaks ended and Bernier registered his first career shutout in a 2-0 Los Angeles win that reduced the Kings' playoff magic number to six. Bernier (34 saves) made 15 stops in the second period alone while the game was deadlocked 0-0. Bernier, who was recalled just Monday from Manchester of the AHL, earned himself a longer stay with the Kings. "He's going to be on that plane," coach Terry Murray told LAKingsinsider.com.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Let's go St...Fl... yay hockey! :)
Life... I'd rather talk about hockey... less anxiety believe it or not.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
After doing a little more research, I have decided that Kari Lehtonen coming to Dallas is a good thing. I have a feeling he's here to be Turco's replacement but I have no control over that so it is what it is.
Below is my own little pictorial on Kari Lehtonen. I think it is pretty self explanatory.
And Kari, welcome to Dallas! You'll have a 11yo goalie wanting your signature on her "stars" goalie stick pretty soon at a public practice so be prepared to be evaluated by the self-proclaimed female version of Ron Hextall. She'll appreciate your aggressiveness. She'll really love the pic of you sitting on the net hahaha
Saturday, February 6, 2010
USATODAY.COM: Kevin Allen reports the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and the Ottawa Senators are his picks for teams facing the most intriguing decisions by the trade deadline. Hurricanes forwards Ray Whitney and Matt Cullen are coveted by other clubs, the Capitals might shop for a veteran goalie if Semyon Varlamov remains sidelined, the Predator might consider shopping pending UFA defenseman Dan Hamhuis for scoring help, the Thrashers could shop forward Colby Armstron and goalie Kari Lehtonen, the Leafs could move Alexei Ponikarovsky and possibly Lee Stempniak and Allen feels it's still possible Tomas Kaberle might change his mind about waiving his "no-trade" clause, the Oilers hope to move players like Lubomir Visnovsky who are on long term contracts, the Stars could consider shopping Marty Turco, Jere Lehtinen and Steve Ott if they fall out of the playoff race, the Penguins might ponder adding a winger to Evgeni Malkin's line but Allen doubts they'll pursue Ray Whitney, the Devils might pursue a defenseman now that they've dealt away Johnny Oduya as part of the Kovalchuk trade, and the Senators might add a player or two.
Let me say this one more time... trade Niskanen, Daley, Turco or even Lehtinen or Modano (although they are our only two "franchise" players left and I cant imagine Modano playing for anyone else but still..) but do NOT ....DO NOT trade Steve Ott.
Here is my list of deal breaker players that we CANNOT trade (yeah, I know nobody asked me but maybe they should...just sayin):
I hear Sheldon Souray wants to come to Dallas. Fascinating. If he can stay healthy, that'd be a great acquisition. And.....have I mentioned he's totally hot?? LOL
Friday, February 5, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
What could be better than Christmas?? Hockey trade deadline day, that is what. I love trade deadline day. Who will get dealt? How many 'shocker' trades will happen? Will your favorite team/players be impacted? It is better than Christmas! I guess it is mainly because I am Santa at my house so there is no anticipation or surprise when it comes to Christmas, it actually produces stress more than anything else, but trade deadline is full of both and it is awesome!
We sort of have 2 trade deadline days this season due to the Olympic break and freeze on trades come Feb 12. Trading can then take place again between the end of the month and March 3.
So far, some pretty big names have been moved around and it is still early. What will come next??
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
DALLASNEWS.COM: Mike Heika reports Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk is frustrated over his team's poor performance of late but after meeting with his staff believes it's best to allow his current roster to play its way out of its current woes. Nieuwendyk has been considering potential trades but ultimately he doesn't believe there's currently anything out there which can help the club, which is built on its current budget and that isn't going to change. Heika also reported on Steve Ott's contract talks with the club, which he claimed are cordial as Ott wants to remain in Dallas but it's difficult to define his worth right now.
SPECTOR'S NOTE: That's not to suggest the Stars won't make any trades but currently there's little available in the market to help them. It could be at least another month before such an opportunity arises and even then that's no guarantee of improvement. As for Ott the Stars obviously want to keep him but if his asking price proves too steep they'll focus on other issues and look elsewhere. Goalie Marty Turco has been struggling and Nieuwendyk could decide in the off-season it's more important to replace him than to retain Ott.
Nieuwy, you listen to me and you listen good. You will keep Otter. You can have someone talk Modano into finally retiring and ship Turco off to somewhere else to run his mouth (and this actually pains me to say as I heart the Marty but he has disappointed me with his 'tude and his new-found fishy flop play -- which IS NOT WORKING!!) but do NOT even let there be a slight implication that Ott will not be resigned by the Stars cuz dude, you do not even know pissed off. People here love him and they'll HATE you to the tune of not resting til you are run out of town to go hide with Barry Switzer in some God forsaken place like Oklahoma if you go and do something stupid like not resign Ott. He wants to stay. We need him.
Remember when that dumbass Armstrong was the GM here and we had the ever fabulous Jason Arnott? He wanted to stay here too. What did that assclown Armstrong do? He did not resign Arnott so he could sign that washed up overly concussed has-been Eric Lindros. (OMG my blood pressure just went up a good 15 pts) Arnott went to Nashville where he's now their CAPTAIN and has torn it the F up there. He coulda kept tearin it the F up here.
Seriously... dont be Doug Armstrong. Plus I'll make YOU explain to my 11yo why her Otter had to go away. She's good and hormonal at this age.... oh and she's a GOALIE. You really want to have to do that? I'm thinkin no. An 11yo goalie with PMS... Just sayin :)
That is all.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
[source for below info: http://bleacherreport.com/tb/b2lQc ]
But even more telling was Marty Turco's words about Sean Avery, which Andrew Gross had in his post-game wrap-up at Rangers Rants:
"I would have loved to have seen that delinquent do that for us last year," Turco said. "I didn't think it possible. He has a good shot and he's always worked hard. His intelligence on the ice has always been an issue and was with us when he was here."
…Woah there, Marty. While Turco was one of the Stars who couldn't wait to get rid of Avery, calling him a 'delinquent' is a bit harsh. As it is, Turco looked unsteady and unconfident in the net last night, giving up some huge rebounds, and the Rangers took full advantage of it, which is all that matters. Maybe that played a part in his comments. Either way, it's nice to see Avery get revenge on the Stars, and Turco, in particular.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I'm completely drained.
I want to not be a complete hermit but it seems as though I have managed to isolate myself from just about everyone. Ok, I get it..my own fault.
Why is it that when I need people the most I am totally unable to speak up or ask for help/support?? What is up with that? That is messed up and not even in the same zip code as normal...plus it has just grown really REALLY old.
I do not want to bury every feeling and/or emotion but the process of learning to NOT do that is so overwhelmingly difficult that I'm not sure I can do it at this point. Hi, rock. Hi, hard place. And hellllo bat shit crazy.
Sometimes I am angry because I feel unappreciated (yeah, join the crowd - I know). Honestly, angry is not the right word ...its really more hurt but hurt isnt something I've allowed myself to feel for a really long time. Anger I allow, hurt I don't so much.
I figured out recently that I actually fear happiness. Ummmm WTF?!
Crikey.... no wonder I'm a mess.
Monday, January 4, 2010
(comment after initial post -- I posted this from my cell phone last night but had to come in and edit a bit cuz it broke it out into 2 posts. Apparently there is a char limit when posting from my phone. At least I know now haha)