i'd trust the beat writers more too. but razor is not a "high level" media guy, which i interpret to mean as local guys covering all sports (e.g. dale hansen) or hockey guys that cover the entire nhl. he is a stars employee with one duty to inform fans of various goings on the club in his jocular way. he writes a blog on the stars website and does weekly radio interviews on the most popular radio shows in town.
razor also does not do play-by-play. he puts the "color" in color analyst.
anecdotally, the times when i attended stars practices, i'd see ralph all the time with nary a razor sighting.
Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen went through a rigorous workout with his teammates this morning in Nashville, but he still is listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game at Columbus. And, it seems he’s probably actually doubtful to play.
“There is a game tomorrow, but (the decision) will wait until after the morning skate,” Lehtonen said. “It’s still a possibility, but I think there still is 20 percent I am not sure about. We’ll see.”
Forward Ray Whitney, who has missed the last 12 games with a broken bone in his foot, skated during today’s optional practice in Frisco.
“He’s on target to get in a few practices next week,” said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan.
Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said defenseman Aaron Rome is going to be out a while with a foot injury.
“I want to say six weeks,” Nieuwendyk said.
Nieuwendyk said defenseman Philip Larsen, who has missed the last two games, could be back soon.
“He got hit in the shoulder, he’s nursing that,” Nieuwendyk said. “I don’t think he’ll be that long. He’s not on IR as of now, but we could make it retroactive if it went beyond a week. I don’t think he’ll be that long.”
So they're thinking closer to 6 weeks than 3 on Rome obviously. That puts him out past the trade deadline.
I bet anyone willing to take it $10 that we hear from one member of the coaching staff or front office, "it's like trading for a Top 4/6 defender," when he comes back from injury.