Charlie Huddy= Our New Defense Coach

You’ve probably heard by now that Charlie Huddy is our newest bench acquisition. 

My first question is this, How the heck do you say his name?

Is it, like “Hoodie”?  Or is it more like, “Hootie?”  Or is it something completely different?

Well, whatever.  Here’s what SI’s Alan Muir had to say about it:

The news that Charlie Huddy had signed on with the Stars as an assistant coach didn’t exactly generate 20-point headlines outside of Dallas. Still, this stands to be one of the most impactful bench acquisitions of the offseason — and might end up being more important to the club than the hiring of head coach Marc Crawford.

I thought that was a nice thing to say- but then something else that infuriates me:

With All-Star (yeah, I double-checked) Stephane Robidas as the group’s only legitimate veteran, the struggling Stars are counting on rapid development from Matt Niskanen, Nicklas Grossman, Mark Fistric and Ivan Vishnevski, the former first rounder who should benefit the most from the repatriation of former Star Sergei Zubov.

With that one (very lengthy) sentence, he managed to make fun of Robidas and misspell Mini-Zubie’s name.  First of all, Stephane Robidas rocks.  He’s more of an All-Star than most of the regulars.  Robi rocks everyone’s socks off.  Secondly, it’s Vishnevskiy with a y at the end.  It just goes to show you how people don’t care about the Stars.  They’ll be eating their words soon. 

Oh, and by the way, it was a blurb in a Jeremy Roenick article.  Look.


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