Well if Dillon or Oleksiak make the team it's probably to play in the top 6 D. If Benn is the one that makes the team he'll probably be the #7 and bump both Fistric and Rome up to regular status. I think that makes the team weaker.
Another interesting angle that the GM has planned is a couple of days where both the NHL and AHL rosters will be on the ice together, with possible full scrimmages. The Texas Stars are playing in Oklahoma City on Jan. 13 and then in Chicago on Jan. 16. Nieuwendyk would love the AHL team to spend Jan. 14 and 15 in Frisco.
“We want to make this as much as a training camp as we can, and we’d like to have as much competition and real play as we can, so that’s something we’d like to do,” he said.
This could be a way to cheat and have Sceviour in camp. You'd like just have to label it as a joint practice.
Dallas vs Texas for one or two days will be really helpful. Brings the entire organization together, everyone gets a chance to get looked at, and there will some players working really hard for a job on the NHL roster.
High level competition = Getting back into game speed for the NHL guys
Logic would tell you no, but it seems GMJN thinks it's in the best interest of the Dallas Stars to get as close to live game competition as possible.
Baby Stars just finished a 3 in 3. They have a 3 in 3 this weekend ending on Sunday the 13th. GMJN said he wants the team to be in Dallas on the 14th and 15th. They play a game on the 16th, and then after one day off they have a back to back on the 18th and 19th. They cap it all off with one more day off and a game on the 21st.
For those scoring at home that's 7 games in 11 days, and only 2 days off. The other 2 days would be spent going balls to the wall trying to make an impression on the NHL team. Those guys would be vibrating trying to get noticed.
It's a hell of an idea for Dallas, but man that's a tough schedule for the Baby Stars.
I still think it's a great idea ... I mean let's be honest, the Dallas Stars are the top priority.
So what are the thoughts on Jason Arnott training in Frisco. Yay or Nay? Wonder if the Stars are thinking on signing him and letting Eakin get minutes in Texas. Taking him away from their roster would hurt and he is getting good minutes down there. Morrow-Arnott-Vincour could be a decent third line.
Last edited by Dirty Kari: 01-08-2013 at 03:04 AM.
The more I think about this the more I feel the Dallas Stars signing Jason Arnott would be a step back for the organization. You can't preach how great your young players are over and over, and then block them with guys past their prime.
You've defined you philosophy with the fans ... there's no reason to do a 180 just before the season. A late 30's Jason Arnott who isn't in game shape and has declined steadily from each of the last 3 seasons is not going to provide as big as boost to the Bottom 6 as a fresher, younger skater.
Plus, I really don't even want to hear "leadership" come out of GMJN should he sign him. That's not an attack on Arnott's leadership ability. Dallas has plenty of voices in the locker room. Whitney and Jagr bring that, and Eriksson and Daley are emerging. They don't need another voice. They need guys that play the game at a high level.