Category Archives: Dallas Stars
We’re on the road again this week, which I’ll claim is a tribute to the Predators game seven road win in Anaheim…
The Conference quarter finals come up for discussion, as do the impending semifinals as the quest for the Cup continues, and there’s time for a quick ‘WTF’ regarding Jonathan Quick’s nomination for the Vezina trophy.
Home of the defending Champions, the Central Division is arguably the toughest in the NHL.
All seven clubs have featured in the post season over the past two years, but all have questions to answer heading in to the new campaign.
Puck Daddy writer Ryan Lambert joins me on this week’s One Puck Short Podcast to discuss the other teen phenom available at the 2015 Draft – Jack Eichel.
We also discussed the Maple Leaf’s need to tear it down RIGHT FREAKIN’ NOW, 2016 top prospect Austin Matthews future and Jason Spezza’s new contract with Dallas.
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Leading up to the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, one question dominated discussion – Taylor or Tyler?
Rugged winger Taylor Hall had 40 goals and 106 points in 57 games for the Windsor Spitfires, while Tyler Seguin potted 48 goals and 106 points in 63 games for Plymouth.
Ultimately Hall’s contribution during the post season tipped him ahead; recording 5 goals and 9 points in 4 games as the Ontario outfit won the Memorial Cup – demolishing Brandon 9-1 in the final.
Now entering their fifth season in the NHL, the careers of Taylor and Tyler have taken very different paths.
Dallas have become the darling of many people’s eye heading in to the new NHL season.
With strong additions over the summer, a devastating power play unit and a core able to drive the franchise for years to come, the Stars appear to be a team on the right path.
One major reason the club has managed to make such strides is the goaltending of Kari Lehtonen. And with Dallas in the spot light, this year could be the year the Finn final gets his dues.
Powered by two of the most exciting young players in the NHL, Dallas qualified for the play-offs for the first time in six years last season.
With the acquisition of Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky during the summer, the Stars have addressed their secondary scoring needs and look to be on the right path once again.
In the first One Puck Short Podcast of the new season, former Sportsnet 590 The Fan reporter David Alter joins me to discuss the summers big stories from the NHL.
We look at those who’ve impressed during the off season (and those who haven’t), the very public hiring of some of the analytics worlds biggest proponents and whether this is the end of the road for Martin Brodeur.
Thanks to David for helping me kick off the new series – you can follow him on Twitter @dalter.