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01-11-2013, 02:10 PM
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I'm not surprised. They've been pretty proRobidas over there. Some of them seem to think he thrived in big minutes last season.

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01-11-2013, 03:23 PM
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DBD love's mediocre defense, and always has.

Last season for Wandell to prove anything in a Stars sweater.

Whitney-Benn-Jagr has to happen.

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01-11-2013, 03:28 PM
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They've grown accustomed to mediocre defense and think that it's actually good defense IMO.

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01-11-2013, 03:35 PM
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Not trying to hype him...lots of great practice players in the NHL who don't put up the numbers you'd think they should. Just watching him you could tell he's got a ton of skill and boy did he rip a nice shot over Lehtonen's shoulder. Skated really well too, perhaps there is less rust on him since he was over in the KHL.
Oh I know, it's more of a Stars board inside joke. You make a good point about playing in the KHL maybe giving him a leg up. He'll have to have more showings like that throughout camp to win a regular spot in the lineup.

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01-11-2013, 03:39 PM
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They've grown accustomed to mediocre defense and think that it's actually good defense IMO.
I think Dallas is going to have a tough time having a team so small, especially the defense. Other than Rome and Fistric there isn't much size on the back end. Some very good puck movers but I'm not sure how well they're going to defend...I think its going to have to be the Kari Lehtonen show this year for the Stars to go anywhere.

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01-11-2013, 03:41 PM
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Dillon will add some size and muscle to the group if he makes the team as expected. 6-3 230 lbs.

But it'll certainly be the Kari Lehtonen show, no doubt about that.

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01-11-2013, 03:44 PM
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Mentioned this rumor before .... seems to be official now:

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01-11-2013, 03:47 PM
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They've grown accustomed to mediocre defense and think that it's actually good defense IMO.
Absolutely. I just think that they need to watch games outside of Stars games. Maybe then they can actually see our players for their true value.

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i think you guys should re-read that article.

it's not saying that his stats are bad because he was misused... he's saying that he was mis-used by being given zubov-like responsibilities when he's still stephane robidas.

you guys took it in the other direction.

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01-12-2013, 01:13 AM
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What are your projected lines for this year?

Any change Eakin starts or gets some time with the big club?

Thanks!

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01-12-2013, 01:14 AM
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What are your projected lines for this year?

Any change Eakin starts or gets some time with the big club?

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Eakin's a lock.

Whitney-Benn-Jagr
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01-12-2013, 01:41 AM
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Eakin's a lock.

Whitney-Benn-Jagr
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Flip Loui and Whitney and I'll be happy.

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01-12-2013, 07:40 AM
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If Bobbie Mac is saying it, I have some optimism for a pretty interesting day.

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01-12-2013, 08:26 AM
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If Bobbie Mac is saying it, I have some optimism for a pretty interesting day.
That's not a shock at all. I'm sure the GM's were even talking during the lockout too, even though they probably weren't supposed to.

Maybe GM Joe has something brewing?

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01-12-2013, 09:00 AM
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They've grown accustomed to mediocre defense and think that it's actually good defense IMO.
This right here.

It's what drives me crazy over there. Don't tell me something is decent or good then they miss the playoffs for 5 years and make excuses as to why. The collapses are a symptom but the truth is this team hasn't had a good enough defense to be playoff worthy. Between that and a sporadic offense at times plus the inability to close out a game and you have a mediocre to bad team. It's epitomized by Robidas. Effort doesn't get you anywhere when little skill and poor decision making are the hallmarks of your play. In small dosages he's a bottom pairing defender who can't hurt your team much but when you put him out on the power play, penalty kill, or give him 20+ minutes and expect him to carry your team, that team is going to fail. He's not good enough for that role. Add in the sunshine pumping by the organization that's telling it's fans water isn't wet gets you their "analysis" which is abysmal.

I can only hope that Larsen, Daley, Dillon, Olesiak, and Goligoski can step it up this year so that Robidas goes to the back of the bus where he belongs.

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01-12-2013, 12:56 PM
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If Bobbie Mac is saying it, I have some optimism for a pretty interesting day.
Any idea when they'll announce the ratification and everything gets going??

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01-12-2013, 01:06 PM
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Any idea when they'll announce the ratification and everything gets going??
Today in quotes seems to be the popular answer to that question .... even from Bob McKenzie.

No one knows for sure, but the general belief is it happens today.

Some potential RFA signings are already coming out. Bobbie Mac has Franson inking a 1 year deal with TOR, and Russo has MIN signing Palmieri to a 1 year, two-way contract.

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01-12-2013, 01:37 PM
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That's not a shock at all. I'm sure the GM's were even talking during the lockout too, even though they probably weren't supposed to.

Maybe GM Joe has something brewing?
A signed Benn would be a welcome gift on this fine January weekend.

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01-12-2013, 02:17 PM
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Listening to Alex Goligoski on the Ticket right now.

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01-12-2013, 02:26 PM
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Tentative until the MOU is signed:

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Sign the dang thing already.

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01-12-2013, 02:30 PM
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The Goli interview pretty much covered only items we were already aware of. It's great to hear the players taking personal time all week long to get on the radio on do their part to pump up interest in the team.

Did get in some talk about his new puppy though.


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01-12-2013, 02:31 PM
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Sign the dang thing already.
The distrust between these dillweeds has got to be the culprit.

Check. Re-check. Check again. What the hell let's check one more time?

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01-12-2013, 03:23 PM
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Uughhh ... now come on!

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Hearing once MOU is signed by NHL and NHLPA - we're still waiting and don't know exactly when - signings/trades legal 2 hours after that.

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Getting the feeling none of this will occur today...

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