Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Stars Fan Survey

Hey guys, I’m starting a project that I’ve decided to call The Stars Fan Survey.  What I’m trying to do is compare and contrast Stars fans.  How are we alike?  How are we different?

I’m really excited for this.  Anyone can take part.  I’m looking for people of different ages and any Stars fan.  I’d also like to have some people not from dallas, but are still stars fans.  If you’d like to take part, drop me a line at: dallasstars4life@gmail.com.

Thank you, and go Stars!

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Morrow and the Red Team Wins Team Canada’s Scrimmage

And guess what?  B-Mo scored the game-winner in the shootout. 😀

Yay for him!!  I didn’t realy get to watch it because the video player broke but I read the recap this morning.  Morrow’s line with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards was one of the best, as they created several good scoring chances, and Carter scored a goal.  

The game was tied at 2-2 when regulation ended.  Morrow scored in the shootout to put the Red Team up 3-0.  They won the shootout 6-2, with Morrow’s goal the game-winner.

Brenden Morrow rocks. :)

Brenden Morrow rocks. 🙂

“One Mo Time”

I was searching around today, and I found an excellent article in last week’s Sports Illustrated.  It’s basically saying that Mike Modano is still a force who can lead Team USA in next year’s Olympics.

Read it here.

I know that Mo still has it in him, and if he makes Team USA, I’ll definitely be rooting for the Americans.  I’m not trying to be  a bad American, but it’ll be a miracle if they even medal.  My toughest choice will be whether to root for Brenden Morrow and the Canadians or Sergei Zubov and the Russians.  I’ll probably choose Russia simply because Alex Ovechkin rocks.  And I don’t really like Sidney Crosby.

Whatever, though.

How Do You Deal With Hockey Withdrawal?

August is the worst month for hockey fans.  Free agency is pretty much over, players are taking vacations, and the most exciting news is that the New York Islanders signed a player who will play in the AHL.  Basically, it sucks.

Luckily for me, I’ve got school to look forward to, but that’s not really something to look forward to.  If it wasn’t for Olympic camps, Dany Heatly, and the Phoenix Coyotes, this hockey withdrawal would kill me.  The NHL Network is great, but I don’t really like watching playoff repeats from Vancouver or Chicago.  They’re boring.  The only good series was Washington-Pittsburgh, and only games 1,2, and 6 were any good.  At least for me.

I’m running out of ideas here.

So, my question for you is, How do you deal with hockey withdrawal?

Morrow & Robidas Hit the Ice For Team Canada Camp

Well today was the first day for Team Canada’s training camp.  Our very own Brenden Morrow and Stephane Robidas were part of that lucky group.

Morrow spent most of his time on a line with Mike Richards and diva Dany Heatly.  I’m sorry, Brenden, but you’re a good leader, so you can keep that loser in check, right? 😉  He also spent a little bit of time on the top line with Sidney Crosby.

Robi, on the other hand, was paired with Dion Phaneuf, a total and complete loser.  Most consider Robidas a very long shot to make the team, but he keeps on believing and staying optimistic.

Hopefully they keep doing what they’re doing, and maybe we’ll see those two tear it up for Canada in February.  If they don’t make the team, I’m so rooting for Russia.  I’d root for USA, my home country, but really, let’s not get too carried away, shall we?

It’s Been a Slow Week

Not much has happened in the NHL unless you count 20 Cent’s trial and the US Olympic camp.  Also, Jose Theodore’s two month-old son passed away.  That causes me immense grief even though I’ve always been a big critic of his.  It’s so tragic.  I’d rather not think about it.

In the world of sports, the NFL’s version of Mats Sundin Brett Favre came out of retirement, after he said he was going to stay retired, to sign with the Vikings.  Personally, I don’t really like football, but I’ve been watching a lot of ESPNEWS lately to get over my hockey withdrawal.

The Texas Rangers have been doing pretty darn well this season.  Hopefully they make the playoffs, and Hicks can sell them and focus solely on the Stars.

Highlight of my week: Usain Bolt broke his own world records at this week’s World Track and Field Championships.  That man is just amazing.  He should not be able to do that, yet he can.  I don’t care that Bolt’s Jamaican, I rooted for him over my fellow Americans.  I love Bolt; he’s a total stud.  And I love his orange shoes.

Bolt and Berlino, the mascot

Bolt and Berlino, the mascot

Also, tomorrow, Brenden Morrow and Stephane Robidas attend Team Canada training camp tomorrow.  And I’m still waiting for the Dany heatly saga to finish.  And the soap opera going on in Phoenix.

Anyhoo, 39 more days til October 1!

THN: The Stars Will Finish 7th

THN has been doing their pre-season power rankings, and today, they ranked the Stars seventh in the West.  And all I have to say about that is that predictions are stupid.  Fun, but incredibly stupid.  I mean, they ranked the Sabres seventh in the East.  That probably won’t happen because the Sabres, as much as I love them, are always doomed by injuries.  THN was probably just going for an ironic effect (see: 1999 Cup-winning goal).

Besides, this might benefit the Stars to be underdogs going into the season.  They seem to perform better when there’s no pressure to win the Cup, like last season.  I love it when all the Stars fans see them playing great, and then the media goes all, “Cinderella Story” on us.  I mean, they’re just seeing what we knew all along: the Stars rock.

50 more days until Stars hockey starts.