This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
What can you say? The Stars’ 2008/09 was an unmitigated disaster. After taking the Detroit Red Wings to six games in the Western Conference Final in 2007/08, the Stars came into last season with expectations of a Stanley Cup run. Well, let’s just say that did not exactly happen. In fact, the opposite occurred, as […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Stanley Cup Final Penguins fans are calling this “The Shift 2,” courtesy of Brooks Orpik. The Penguins’ entire defense corps really is underrated. Here are the lines from the Wings’ last practice of the season. Datsyuk still with Zetterberg. Everyone else Mike Heika has Dave Tippett’s reaction […]
From Andrew’s Dallas Stars Page: It’s official. The Stars have hired Marc Crawford as head coach. Assistant Mark Lamb has been relieved of his duties and the rest of the coaching staff is being evaluated. Read more about the hiring and some Crawford background information here. No surprise here, as reports came out on TSN […]
Stanley Cup Final Detroit Red Wings (2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (4) Writing for USA Today, Jacques Demers likes the Wings in Game 7. (Writer’s note: Kelly Hrudey also picked the Wings last night on the IllegalCurve.com Radio Show.) (Second writer’s note: You figure if Demers is submitting a piece to USA Today, they could at least […]
From TSN: After six seasons behind the bench in Dallas, the Stars have fired head coach Dave Tippett. The move comes on the heels of the team naming former Stars’ player Joe Nieuwendyk general manager earlier in the month. While no successor has been named, sources say that the Stars have asked for permission to […]
Stanley Cup Final Deadline deals from the past two seasons have helped the two Cup finalists, writes Dan Wood. Good points by Wood. These deals weren’t “major” but added the necessary ingredients to already established teams. The Wings may be up 2-0, but the stats have not been tilted in Detroit’s favor as much as […]
From TSN: “We are very excited to secure Joe Nieuwendyk as the General Manager,” said Hicks. “These moves are all about helping this club take the proverbial ‘next step.’ Joe is a leader and has been a winner in everything he has done. He is ready for this opportunity and has a bright future as an […]