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12-18-2008, 03:05 PM
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Zubov's career may be over!

http://starsblog.dallasnews.com/arch...e-walking.html
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The word on Sergei Zubov still is gray. Stars coach Dave Tippett said he is protecting Zubov's privacy and does not want to divulge any information on his visit to the doctors, but that Zubov will not be in the lineup any time soon and that he has some big decisions to make.

I imagine that means decisions regarding surgery and possibly a decision about retirement. My guess is we will not have any updates on this for a while, as Zubov is a pretty private guy who likes to do things at his own pace.

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12-18-2008, 03:11 PM
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This sounds as bad as it could be.

I'll miss him if it's over.

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12-18-2008, 03:12 PM
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Very grave news

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12-18-2008, 03:15 PM
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Im thinking possible nerve damage in the hip or even hip replacement. There is no reason to try and have the added pressure to get back to your team when you are 38 years old while looking a long long rehab.

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12-18-2008, 03:37 PM
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As much as I hate to say it, his career is probably over if he is looking at hip surgery at the age of 38. His body has taken a beating over the past few years and I don't think there is much more left in him to be honest.

I'll miss him like crazy but time to move on and find someone to replace, whether he leaves or not.

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12-18-2008, 03:45 PM
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the outlook isn't very bright right now, I am hoping that he makes a speedy recovery and makes the decision that is right for him.

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12-18-2008, 03:53 PM
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He should retire while he can walk. He has been a great teammate and Star. God Bless

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12-18-2008, 03:56 PM
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If it's his hip and he's in need of surgery, he should retire. It's a long, long way back from hip surgery just to be fully functional again, much less be able to be a professional athlete.

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12-18-2008, 04:09 PM
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It's official he is having surgery in Jan. out indefinitely per DMN

http://starsblog.dallasnews.com/arch...go-hip-su.html

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12-18-2008, 04:11 PM
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It's official he is having surgery in Jan. out indefinitely
oh wow.. i wonder if he'll return next year...

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12-18-2008, 04:18 PM
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oh wow.. i wonder if he'll return next year...
I honestly can't imagine he would, I mean he is 38 and somewhere along the line it gets to a point where your ability to function in the future has to come into consideration. My guess is this rare gem will hang up his skates.

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12-18-2008, 04:21 PM
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Very unfortunate. I'm not a Stars fan, but I can definitely sympathize.

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I honestly can't imagine he would, I mean he is 38 and somewhere along the line it gets to a point where your ability to function in the future has to come into consideration. My guess is this rare gem will hang up his skates.
Bullcrap. He smokes probably a pack a day. He'll keep doing what he loves until he's tired of it. I guess I'm the only one here with some optimism, which is a change.

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12-18-2008, 05:27 PM
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Bullcrap. He smokes probably a pack a day. He'll keep doing what he loves until he's tired of it. I guess I'm the only one here with some optimism, which is a change.
He smoke in between periods as well and still is better than 98% of the D he faces!

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12-18-2008, 06:13 PM
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I think the retirement talk is a little out of place, particularly if he's having the surgery. Does it suck? Yeah, it sucks. But I don't see anything other than speculation from Heika about a possible retirement.

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12-18-2008, 09:15 PM
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Heika is saying that Les Jackson confirmed during the Columbus game that Sergei Zubov is out for the season, but Zubie plans on continuing his career.

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12-18-2008, 09:33 PM
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Heika is saying that Les Jackson confirmed during the Columbus game that Sergei Zubov is out for the season, but Zubie plans on continuing his career.
Well that laid my speculation to rest pretty quick...hope it is still with the Stars

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12-18-2008, 09:37 PM
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At least this will stop the trade proposals.

Good luck Sergei in your recovery... you better get back. I'm not prepared for this to be the end. Not yet.

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12-18-2008, 10:13 PM
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Thinking out loud here, would Dallas offer Benn, Fistric, and a pick for Bouwmeester if he signs?

Like I said, I don't know how great a chance they have to sign him with the entire league competing.

Morrow, Eriksson, Neal, and Brunnstrom form a pretty damn solid Top 6 of wingers. Bouwmeester is the only player I can think that would be worth trading Benn.

Would that bee enough for Florida?

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12-18-2008, 11:05 PM
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Why would you want to give up Jamie Benn already?

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12-18-2008, 11:08 PM
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Why would you want to give up Jamie Benn already?
It wouldn't be giving him up if you picked up Bouwmeester.

Number 1 defensemen are rarer than a goal scoring forward. Besides, I said if Bouwmeester came with a contract. If he doesn't, the risk is too great.

As a junior player, every scouting report says Benn is one-dimensional player that doesn't give much effort on defense. Now, his one dimension is pretty damn impressive, but there is no question that Bouwmeester is a special player. We all just hope Benn will become one.

Bouwmeester is the only mid-20's top defenseman that is probably going to be available for a while. Nearly every team will make a run out him for trade and in free agency. It's not going to be easy for whoever wins the sweepstakes.


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12-18-2008, 11:14 PM
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I would be quite happy waiting for him to sign with us in the off season and hoping Zubie takes a less role here, much similar to the staying power of Chelios....

The promise of #1 minutes, PP time, PK time, and a most likely a considerably nice contract given what space we may have, plus being part of the Dallas Stars organization would be enough most likely to counterbalance the Sundin-esque offers he may receive from teams who won't be contenders (St. Louis, Atlanta) or have too many D-men competing for those minutes (Vancouver, Anaheim, SJ). There will be teams that don't have the cap to sign him (NYR, anyone?)

There will be a few select teams that will have the cap space and an available position that isn't a "terrible" place to go.

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12-18-2008, 11:18 PM
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Maybe this is just my homer optimism, but I really see superstar calibre potential in Benn. This is me saying this with no prospect knowledge or actually games watched, but his numbers and accomplishments thus far has me really excited. Bouwmeester would be a nice catch, but I would rather try everything else before handing Benn over.

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12-18-2008, 11:25 PM
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I just find it funny how some Dallas fans think it's going to be a cakewalk signing Bouwmeester in the offseason.

He’ll end up going to the Hossa route, no contract, and sign with whoever he wants in the offseason. That also means Florida probably gets screwed.

Guaranteeing that your get a mid-20’s number 1 defenseman is worth losing a solid prospect though.

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12-19-2008, 12:43 AM
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I didn't mean that it would be a cakewalk, because for all we know, he may want to sign in Montreal, Detroit, Washington, Columbus or Minnesota.

There will be some allure to joining the organization, I mean, it worked for Brunnstrom and he seems to be happy playing here.

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