Razor With an Edge: The Cowboy Hat

Wednesday, 12.04.2013 / 2:09 PM / Razor With An Edge
By Daryl "Razor" Reaugh

I love cowboy hats. I have five of them.

The 2013-14 Stars have one too, thanks to Northern Alberta boy Vernon Fiddler. "Fidds" bought a shapely straw chapeau from Shepler's near the Stars facility in Frisco.

Its existence is as a totemistic team award for the player who is deemed by the current hat holder to be most responsible for the win (It's only presented after victories).

The Stars have had other post game items to bestow upon individuals in past. Pucks have been passed out. I think there was a hard hat, (how original) and of course who could forget the 'Warrior Sword' straight out of Toys“R”Us.

Steve 'Sudsy' Sumner, the Stars ace equipment manager, is in charge of the hat’s well- being and transportation - handled hat box and all. In essence he is the 'Phil Pritchard' (Keeper of the Cup) of straw brim supervision.

I really like this cowboy hat idea. I mean come on, seems like a duh, no? Why wasn't the symbol of the West and Texas introduced long ago? JR would approve.

I also think each recipient should get a cowboy nickname and a tin of Skoal bandits.

Nichushkin would be 'Big Val-ee'
Alex Chiasson would be 'Bullseye'
Whitney...'Lil' Whit'
Dillon is easy, 'Marshall'
Seguin?...'Maverick'
Ryan Garbutt...'Crazy Legs'
Jamie Benn would be tagged 'Buckshot Benn'
Jordie - 'Gentle Benn' (only one penalty)
Kari Lehtonen gets 'Big Kat'
Trevor Daley
... 'Sheriff Bart'
Roussel... 'Frenchy' or 'Poop D'eranger'
Cody Eakin
...'Rusty'
Erik Cole...'Oswego Express'
Vernon Fiddler gets 'Barn Dance'
Shawn 'Happy Trail' Horcoff
Dustin Jeffrey is 'Dusty'
Stephane Robidas
...'Chaps'
'Dandy' Dan Ellis
Sergei Gonchar will be 'Chely'
6'7" Jamie Oleksiak is 'Tiny'
Rich Peverley
could be 'RiP'
Alex Goligoski is 'Black Diamond'
Connauton...'Rose City Rifle'
And Aaron Rome would be 'Caesaro'

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 80 37 47 16 84
J. Benn 81 34 45 21 79
A. Goligoski 81 6 36 9 42
C. Eakin 81 16 19 -9 35
A. Chiasson 79 13 22 -21 35
V. Nichushkin 79 14 20 20 34
R. Garbutt 75 17 15 10 32
R. Whitney 69 9 23 -6 32
R. Peverley 62 7 23 -3 30
E. Cole 75 16 13 -17 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 20 10 .919 2.41
T. Thomas 18 24 4 .908 2.88
 
 
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