Are the Stars going to pull a Tampa?
...Last place in the NHL, and a roster stacked with talent. Turco is playing like ****, Morrow is now out for the season, and Hulljack's gamble on Sean Avery blew up in their faces. Fabian Brunnstrom looked promising, but that ended after the first 4 games of the season. He hasn't scored since. The only bright spots this season have been that when need be, Dallas can turn on the fire, but they either get too carried away (see Ott and Avery) or they casn't handle the pressure (TURCO!!!). It all comes down to one thing: Irresponsible play. The Stars are not playing as a team, and its costing them as a reult. Mike Modano has said this before, as he looks like the only Star with brains.
What I can hope for next season:
Avery is traded- The guy has been nothing but detrimental to this team. He is a media mongering, selfish ******* who cares too much about his fame and noteriety that he brings the whole team down. He has 9 points in 18 games, NOT acceptable at his salary.
Turco is traded- Turco is aging. And while he used to play spectacularly in net, he would always go on his goalie menstrual cycle. He is apparantly gushing, and shows no signs of having easing cramps. It's time for a younger, more considtent goaltender. He doesn't have to be as good as Turco, but a little consistency would be nice. Something Turco has never really had.
Pick Hedman or Tavares in the draft-At the rate Dallas is playing, a high draft pick is definately in the works. Dallas already has great forwards in Modano, Morrow, Richards, Ribeiro, Lehtinen, and even Erikkson, so Tavares woule be fantastic but not necessarily needed. Niskanen will be okay. He'll be no Zubov though who will retire in a year or two. Vic Hedman would make a fine addition to Dallas' now ailing blueline.
Tippet goes- Ok, let me get this straight. Tippet is not a bad Hockey coach. He IS a bad motivator. Tippet has no idea how to hold his team. For crying out loud, Sean pissant Avery runs it. Get a coach in there who actually knows how to run a TEAM.
Dallas Stars, 1999 Stanley Cup Champions
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