I saw Eddie's last game as a Star. I saw Turco's first game as the official starting goalie for the Stars in 2002 on opening night.... and tonight I may see his last game as a Dallas Star. TGC and I made signs last night (she likes the sign thing) showing Turco love cuz despite anything we have seen or heard or think we know about the last 2 seasons, Turco has been super solid in the net for Dallas since he started playing here, behind Eddie, in the 2000-2001 season. Ten years he's been a Star. The guy holds just about every goaltending record there is to hold for the Stars organization. His NHL career SV% is .911 with a GAA of 2.31.
No, he has not won a Stanley Cup and that is too bad because it is one of the few things you can say about him but it is not a measure of his talent as a goalie. TGC and I have had the pleasure of meeting Marty a few times and he has been really nice every single time. He even took the time to talk goaltending with TGC when she was first starting out. We left each time thinking what a great guy he was and that is not the case with every pro athlete out there.
So Stars fans, I certainly hope you join The Girl Child and I tonight at the AAC or where ever you watch the game from and give Marty some love cuz he has more than earned it cuz this may be the last time you see him in a Stars sweater.
And of course the same could be true for Modano and Jere Lehtinen ... I figure everyone will shower Modano with applause and the like but don't forget Marty and Jere. They ALL deserve it.
When next season opens, we'll welcome whatever face our team has (and I think the face will be pretty different but I could be off base) and move forward with our boys but tonight is about thanking the guys who have been with us their entire careers!