**he obviously had a bad start to the game, but the team wasn't any better. then he settled down and saved 25 out of 27 over the last two periods. Kind of a mixed bag performance, but the coaching staff saw some encouraging signs out of him in the last half.
For the record, the Stars’ personnel involved include GM Joe Nieuwendyk and, of all people, Steve Ott.
Sounds like aside from getting on the score sheet Tassone was working hard.
struggling in his [Brendan Smith] own end as he received a rude awakening as to how fast players attack puck-carrying defensemen in the AHL and how hard you can be hit after releasing a pass while flat-footed by #70, Matt Tassone.Tassone did all he could to get in a fight with anybody, going so far as to jaw at Brooks (5’9?” Maybe?) Macek on a faceoff and smash the hell out of Sebastien Piche’s right thigh on a nasty “clipping"-style hit…
Sounded like this pretty much summed up the night:
A team that’s supposed to have a fantastic transition game sputtered its way up the ice, but it generated significant scoring chances by blasting pucks at or near the net and retrieving them for rebound opportunities, catching the Stars flat-footed while cycling the puck down low or pumping it back to the point, where it was rifled at the net with bodies in front.
Is Hubert Labrie not going to be on Dallas' rookie roster?
Torn ACL sustained during the first intrasquad game at training camp.
It is quite unfortunate seeing that Gatineau has a pretty good team this season and he was to be the cornerstone of a pretty solid defensive corps, as well as team captain.
He should be good to go later this season and I have no doubt that he will be back to play with fire in his eyes.