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02-03-2013, 05:52 PM
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Some updates from Heika:

“We haven’t decided on the lines, but Eakin, Benn and Roy will all play center,” Gulutzan said.
Are you serious? The people taking the penalties .... the players .... helped the coach decided that he'd back off his statement from last night that they'd pay for the penalties in practice. This is hilarious. I get the logic in not doing the bag skate, but that's just an excuse .....

The Stars had meetings and talks about reducing the amount of penalties they have taken, but they did not have a bag skate on Sunday. Gulutzan said that he and the leadership group have decided that the team will have to pay a price for taking penalties, but that the team needed to keep fresh legs for Monday’s game against the Avalanche.

“We’re going to skate for those penalties that we took. The guys know that,” Gulutzan said. “But, you wait for the right time. It’s not a skate that is going to kill them, but it’s one that is going to remind them.”
This was a very nice move by the team:

With Roy coming off IR, the Stars will have to send a player back. Because they are carrying eight defenseman, Jordie Benn is a leading candidate to go back to the AHL. Also on two-way contracts are forwards Antoine Roussel and Tomas Vincour.

The Stars were having a Super Bowl party on Sunday, so a decision won’t be made until Monday.
I hope he's right and the Stars have decided to make a move on defense early. They said when Oleksiak was called up, they'd keep 8 for the trip.

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