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)