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Expectations high for Alex Chiasson

Wednesday, 08.28.2013 / 12:52 PM / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Expectations high for Alex Chiasson

Alex Chiasson sat in the Dallas Stars locker room after Tuesday morning’s skate and shook his head. He wasn’t on board with the math exercise that was taking place around him.

The exercise – poking fun at how expectations can get out of hand – involved a simple word problem:

If Alex Chiasson scored six goals in seven NHL games last season, how many goals would he score over 82 games if he scored at the same rate?

“70.2857,” someone answered after doing the math on his iPhone calculator. “A little pressure.”

“Not happening,” Chiasson said, shaking his head.

“But those are the expectations.”

“Okay,” Chiasson said less than enthusiastically.

The talk of goal projections is silly, but Chiasson knows there are high expectations for him after he scored those six goals in seven games with the Stars at the end of last season before he was sidelined with a shoulder injury. He knows his performance put him in a good position for this season, but he is not taking anything for granted and includes a roster spot.

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SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 47 31 10 6 139 124 68
2 NSH 45 30 10 5 137 104 65
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 48 26 14 8 135 117 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 45 26 16 3 124 114 55
8 CGY 47 25 19 3 136 125 53
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 48 20 18 10 125 137 50
11 DAL 46 21 18 7 144 151 49
12 MIN 46 20 20 6 128 137 46
13 ARI 46 16 25 5 105 156 37
14 EDM 47 12 26 9 109 158 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 46 28 24 1 52
J. Benn 46 13 27 -3 40
J. Spezza 46 8 26 -4 34
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 46 1 22 6 23
A. Roussel 46 11 11 -2 22
T. Daley 43 11 10 -9 21
C. Eakin 43 9 12 6 21
A. Hemsky 43 7 11 -5 18
J. Klingberg 32 6 12 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 19 10 7 .904 2.98
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
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