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Owner Tom Gaglardi talks Stars’ season so far, Ryder-Cole trade, realignment and more

Tuesday, 03.5.2013 / 11:20 PM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Owner Tom Gaglardi talks Stars\u2019 season so far, Ryder-Cole trade, realignment and more

I talked with Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi Tuesday afternoon about the team’s play so far this season, the recent trade for Erik Cole, next month’s trade deadline and more. Here is a transcript.

On the team’s play so far this season

“I’d say average. I think we are where I thought we might be. We let some games slip away that we shouldn’t. We had that amazing statistic of winning with leads after two, and we’ve let some of those get away from us. I certainly see improvement, our shots on goal count. The penalty thing is really disturbing, although I think you can argue we’ve done a better job of that of late. I like our team 5-on-5. I feel like we can play with any team in the league 5-on-5. It’s a little bit like our team last year, but we start getting into penalties. But I think we have a chance at the playoffs. We’re in the mix. But I would say it’s been an average result so far.”

On the young players the Stars have mixed into the lineup this season

“I think it is ten first or second year pros, which is more than any team in the league. It’s kind of funny because guys talk about all the youth movement in Edmonton, but we’ve got more first and second year pros playing than they do. I think that’s great. We’ve tempered it with some age and some veteran presence, and I think we’ve had some success with that. There have been a lot of games this year where the young guys have been our best players. I think that is promising. I am bullish about our future. I think our record could be better than it is, but nonetheless we are in games. And I hope some of the bad habits we’ve seen are starting to creep out of our game.”

On the Erik Cole-Michael Ryder trade

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 55 28 34 16 62
T. Seguin 55 28 32 11 60
J. Klingberg 55 10 36 14 46
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 55 16 24 -2 40
A. Goligoski 55 4 20 16 24
C. Eakin 55 10 13 0 23
M. Janmark 55 10 10 14 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 52 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 15 5 0 .912 2.79
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