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Expectations high for Alex Chiasson

Wednesday, 08.28.2013 / 11:52 AM CT / 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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 9 5 7 5 12
J. Spezza 9 4 6 1 10
C. Eakin 9 0 7 1 7
A. Goligoski 9 3 2 -5 5
P. Eaves 7 2 3 3 5
P. Sharp 9 3 1 0 4
R. Faksa 9 2 2 1 4
J. Klingberg 9 1 3 -5 4
A. Hemsky 9 1 3 0 4
M. Janmark 8 1 3 -1 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 4 1 0 .903 2.70
A. Niemi 1 3 2 .872 3.33
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