Category Archives: Former Stars

The End is Near

It would figure, of course, that a team like the Kings is winning a Cup in 2012 of all years.  And, quite frankly, I’m not too happy about it.  I’m going to let Martin Freeman (from the flawless Sherlock) and Ron Swanson gif it out for me:

It’s not cool, and I don’t like it.  But, to be honest, I can’t wait for hockey to be over.  This is the first time in a very long time that I’ve felt that way.  I’m tired of watching the Kings be so disgustingly dominant.  I’m tired of cheering for a team I don’t even like.  I’m just tired of it all.

I want free agency to come so that Zach Parise, Alex Semin, and Ryan Suter can all become Stars and make us awesome and stuff. Or something like that. 

I mean, yeah, i’d love to see the Kings disintegrate and the Devils to win, but I’d probably just find myself not caring.  I haven’t really cared since the second round when all of my teams were knocked out.  I’m sorry, but when the only remaining teams are two from the Pacific and two from New York (basically), it’s not ideal for me. 

Good luck to the Devils, but if they don’t win, I don’t see how I can get any angrier than I have been. 

I will try not to throw up seeing Dustin Brown join the company of the wonderful, awesome, kick-ass Derian Hatcher as the only American-born captains to lead their teams to a Stanley Cup. 

Because Derian >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dustin Brown.  Always.

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Let’s Hear It for the Kid, Part II

Richard Bachman owned that game.  Sure Henrik Lundqvust was great, but Bacher was better.  In a must-win– for pride and bragging rights, I mean– Bachman stood tall and owned an excellent Rangers team.

I wanted to win that one so incredibly bad.  Not because I have any hard feelings about B-Rad but because I wanted us to prove that we don’t really need him.  Brad Richards is a really nice guy, and I don’t blame him for leaving.  Actually, I thank him for leaving.  Had Nieuwy re-signed Richie, he wouldn’t have made the Stars a deeper team with the signings of Fiddler, Dvorak, Ryder et al.  Of course the perfect scenario would have been to keep Richards AND sign those guys, but I’m content with how everything worked out.

Lost in the mix was the fact that we were also facing former Star Jeff Woywitka.  In much the same way that I forgot his existence, I didn’t realize that he played for the Rangers until they were actually playing the game.  Also similar was the way he flubbed the puck and allowed Trevor Daley to score his beautiful game-winner.

However, I was a bit sad that my darling Sean wasn’t able to play.  I know everyone hates him, but he’s lovely…at least to me.  But whatever.  Considering the last time we played at MSG with Avery in the lineup, perhaps it’s better that he didn’t play.

I also forgot about the fact that Mike Ribeiro made his first return to MSG since his throat was attacked by that idiot Chris Higgins.  I think people tend to forget that that happened, since Ribs kind of acts like it didn’t.  It’s like he got his throat hurt, sat out some games, and came back without changing anything.  It’s just one of those odd hockey things.

Next up: let’s get revenge against the Isles.  Make it happen. 

GO STARS GO.

It’s Sidney Crosby’s birthday, and I’m like whatever.

I’m sorry for neglecting this thing.  It’s just that nothing substantial is going on in the hockey world. 

Unless you count Sean Avery’s arrest.  But that was just a small scuffle because the officer looked at Sean’s scarf the wrong way or something.

As for the sale of the Stars, I’m afraid to write anything about it, so as not to jinx it.  But I do hope that it’s coming along. 

In the meantime, watch the musical American Idiot on Youtube.  It’s wonderful.  It really is.  Here’s part 1:

Vote All-Stars

As you know, Brad Richards, Brenden Morrow, and Stephane Robidas our our “official” nominees.  Of course, guys like Loui Eriksson and Kari Lehtonen deserved to be on the list, but we’ll just have to write them in.

Here’s my ballot:

Chaos! At the AAC

Obviously the biggest story to come out of the Stars-Pens game is the Sidney Crosby-Matt Niskanen fight.  I’ll admit, it seriously freaked me out. When I saw that it was Crosby who was fighting Niskers, I was all, “OMFG I CAN’T EVEN. NISKERS? AND CROSBY? WHAT’S GOING ON?”

Let’s just say that if you went to the game intending to see Crosby do something crazy, well…you got your wish.  Personally, I thought it was gutless of Crosby to go after Matt Niskanen, a guy who has only ever been in one fight in his NHL career.  Hey, Sid, go with Mark Fistric next time. I guarantee you will not win that one.  This is why I don’t like Sidney Crosby.  Thank you, Sidney, for backing up my claims.

In addition to the Niskers-Crosby fight, there were three other throwdowns, two of which belonged to Jamie Benn, like this one with Chris Kunitz:

And then this one between Morrow and Kris Letang, which caused an outrage among Penguins fans:

I’m not really liking the whole, “BRENDEN MORROW WENT AFTER TANGER BECAUSE OF HIS HAND. OOOOH WHAT A TERRIBLE PERSON” bullshit.  It was some heated poking and prodding between the two, and it’s not like Morrow chose Letang specifically.  It was a spur of the moment thing. So, please, stop whining.

This was an especially satisfying win because it was against my least favorite team in the NHL.  What makes it even more amazing is the fact that the Pens got a load of free calls, including some that led to a lengthy 5-on-3, yet we still showed them what’s up.  One non-call that infuriated me was when Geno Malkin retaliated and put a blatant cross-check on Morrow, I think, and didn’t get a call.  I guarantee if a Stars player does that, he gets put in the box on a cross-check call. 

It was so sweet to beat the Pens at home for the first time in seven years. Some teams warrant a bit of a celebration after beating them, and Pittsburgh is one of those teams.  We played well and didn’t take any of the Penguins’ shit like most other teams do.

Loui Eriksson had highlight of the night:

Three words: sweet silky moves.  Jussi Jokinen would be proud of such a wonderful demonstration of his move.

Next up: Dave Tippett and the Yotes.

Make it happen.

Boredom Buster Part II

I’m not done yet.  I still have a few more Mean Girls-Stars pictsures up my sleeve.

Here…we…go…

Ribs isn’t exactly popular, but people are jealous of him.

Too true.  But I still think I like him and his antics.

I don’t know why I chose that quote for this particular photo, but I think it’s Mike Green’s fault.

I love them both. 

I miss you, Zubie.

This is actually a Glee quote.

That’s not a Mean Girls quote, but since it’s Jack Campbell, I decided to include it.

Speaking of Jack, he’s on Twitter now @JCampbell921.  Follow him because he’s awesome.

Sean Avery’s Sunglasses

Today I started a side blog called, Sean Avery’s Sunglasses, where I talk about non-Stars hockey and pop culture.  Now, don’t be angry because I’m honoring Sean Avery.  But if you are, I don’t judge.

Check it out.