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Razor With An Edge: DockBlog

Monday, 07.08.2013 / 6:19 PM / Razor With An Edge
By Daryl "Razor" Reaugh
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Razor With An Edge: DockBlog

Here’s quicky dockblog from the sunny Okanagan. Remember: water on the water, beer on the pier.

What A Week…Stars drafted a stud young Russian winger at #10 who if he had a North American passport would have surely been a top 3-5 pick, then made an epic trade(s) with the Eastern Conference Boston Bruins to acquire a young center who was in a fierce battle to see who would go 1st overall, Tyler or Taylor, just three drafts ago. GM Jim Nill followed that up with a stellar trade with Edmonton to grab their captain Shawn Horcoff and then announced that two of his key support staff members with the Red Wings (Amateur Scout Joe McDonnell, and Mark Leach) were joining the Stars hockey department.

Major Makeover…So lets take a little early July inventory. Since losing to the Detroit Red Wings in game 48 to end the 2013 season the Dallas Stars have a:

- New logo

- New jersey design

- New colors

- New General Manager

- New Assistant General Manager

- New Head Coach

- New Assistant Coach (TBA)

- New Head of Amateur Scouting

- New Amateur Scout

- Four new Top 6 Forwards

- New Marketing Director

- New PR Director

- New Director of The Dallas Stars Foundation

- New Division

Suffice it to say the 2013-14 season will constitute the actual beginning of Tom Gaglardi’s ownership. This is now HIS organization and it’s the first time since purchasing the team out of bankruptcy that he will get to start a ‘regular’ regular season as the owner.

What About The Defense…The addition of Sergei Gonchar is a real nice addition, both as a top 4 D-man and a top-notch mentor for Nichushkin, but the rest of the incumbents will need to play much better as a group this season. The Stars were 24th in goals against

and barring trades or the emergence of one or two of the litany of defensemen prospects the franchise has stabled, the defense will be comprised of 5/6 of the group that finished last year. Of course the change behind the bench could greatly impact their effectiveness, but even with that, as a group they still seem a tad undersized.

Dan Ellis 2.0…I hope that’s the GAA of the former, now current Stars backup this season. Seems like just yesterday he was stepping into the net at Staples Center in Los Angeles to record that first win. (10 seasons ago!). His time in Nashville’s organization with Stars goalie coach Mike “Peaks-And” Valley surely played a role in his return the Big D.

Twitter…Its like having 140 candles in your hand; It can be extremely illuminating but it can also create 3rd degree burns. #becareful

Canadian Cable Sports Free Agency Coverage…Insufferable. No fewer than 12 guys on TSN set plus reporters in the field in the Canadian based NHL cities. I prefer my summertime hockey coverage to follow the same rule as the wearing of cologne; It should not be an announcement, it should be a discovery.

Development Camp…I wish they had these when I was a young prospect. Fly you in. Give you guidance on how to train and what to expect. Learn how to reverse naked choke someone. Shoot guns…Hey wait, that sounds a lot like the summer of 85’.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 62 40 18 4 192 153 84
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 63 23 37 -3 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 63 15 37 -5 52
E. Cole 57 18 15 4 33
T. Daley 60 16 17 -10 33
J. Klingberg 49 10 23 1 33
C. Eakin 60 14 14 -2 28
A. Hemsky 57 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 63 2 24 1 26
A. Roussel 61 12 11 -11 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 10 .905 2.97
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
 
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