I was looking at a Brad Richards hockey card, and I noticed that his most productive season came the season after the lockout. That brings me to my theory that Richards is most productive after not playing for a long period of time. He hasn’t played since March 21 when he broke his hand, and you can hardly call that a full game. When training camp starts, Richy will have not played for about 5-6 months.
Brenden Morrow hasn’t played since November. Ditto to Sergei Zubov.
The entire team is disappointed in the 08-09 season, so all will be looking for a bit of redemption. On top of that, Marc Crawford is a different, tougher coach. The Stars will be serious about winning, and are good enough to go far.
Basically, this will be a team hungry to win again come October. I can’t wait to watch the season opener and see the hunger in this team.
Seriously, what do you think a healthy, hungry Brenden Morrow will be like on opening night? It’ll be scary-good, I’m sure…