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03-30-2009, 09:56 AM
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The Stars don't even know what they have in Stephan. His play in the AHL and his limited play in the NHL has done nothing to suggest he couldn't be a capable NHL G.
I don't disagree, but the fact is that Tippett doesn't trust him.
They screwed the pooch on the kid, and he'll probably bolt for Europe (if he's smart). Stephan actually played very well considering the team in front of him was atrocious. The team doesn't seem like they can play the game without a puck moving goalie like Turco. Every NHL game Stephan has played, the rest of the team seems to have their worst game as a professional. Stephan has stood on his head a few games only to eat a loss, and the others he was overwhelmed because he had no support.
Hell, Dallas is basically out of the playoffs, and they’re still riding Turco despite the fact that he’s been burned out (exhausted) the entire month of March. If Dallas ever actually played Stephan, and the rest of the team gave even a little effort, Dallas wouldn’t be in a 6 game slide. They’re essentially tanking by sticking with Turco because that guy needs some games off.
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