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

Wednesday, 03.06.2013 / 12:20 AM / 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

To read more, visit StarsInsideEdge.com with Mark Stepneski

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 22 13 4 5 60 54 31
2 STL 21 14 6 1 57 43 29
3 VAN 21 14 6 1 65 61 29
4 NSH 20 13 5 2 57 42 28
5 CGY 22 13 7 2 71 61 28
6 LAK 21 11 6 4 57 49 26
7 CHI 21 12 8 1 63 44 25
8 SJS 23 10 9 4 62 64 24
9 WPG 22 10 9 3 45 51 23
10 MIN 19 11 8 0 54 43 22
11 DAL 21 8 9 4 61 72 20
12 ARI 22 9 11 2 54 67 20
13 COL 21 7 9 5 53 67 19
14 EDM 21 6 13 2 49 74 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 21 15 11 4 26
J. Benn 21 8 11 2 19
J. Spezza 21 4 14 -7 18
A. Roussel 21 5 7 -3 12
T. Daley 21 5 6 -9 11
C. Eakin 18 4 5 3 9
R. Garbutt 18 3 5 -4 8
A. Goligoski 21 0 8 0 8
E. Cole 20 4 3 -2 7
S. Horcoff 21 3 4 -1 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 8 5 4 .906 2.98
A. Lindback 0 4 0 .845 4.52
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