Category Archives: Dallas Stars

Book Review: The Lone Star Skate

Did you know that Gordie Howe spent the most personally fulfilling years of his career in Houston? That’s according to the book, “The Lone Star Skate.” Everyone knows that Texas is the land of football, but hockey has actually had a presence there for many years. Continue reading

Posted in Dallas Stars, NHL, Print | 4 Comments

Are the Stars Aligned for a Big Deal?

I’m keeping a close eye on tonight’s Dallas-Detroit game. The losses are mounting for the fast-falling Stars, and with them come extraordinary possibilities as Monday’s trade deadline nears. A month ago, the Stars were the success story of the NHL, … Continue reading

Posted in Dallas Stars, George McPhee, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL trade deadline, NHL Trades, Washington Capitals, Western conference | 13 Comments


Over the course of an 82-game season there are going to be nights when the men in stripes don’t do right by you. You accept that — you have to. It’s the fastest game in the world, with collisions and … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Bruce Boudreau, Dallas Stars, Incompetent officiating, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, NHL referees, Scott Hannan, Washington Capitals | 13 Comments

Giving the Hosts the Blues for a Change

The Capitals got four goals in last night’s game against Jaroslov Halak that they probably would have preferred to have had in last season’s playoff series against him, when Halak was with the Habs. Halak now guards the cage for … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce Boudreau, D. J. King, Dallas Stars, National Hockey League, Nicklas Backstrom, Scott Hannan, Semyon Varlamov, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments

A Star in Net at the Other End

No team has any business beating these Washington Capitals when they pump 52 shots on net, literally doubling the shots tally of the opponent, as the Caps did last night in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Dallas Stars, but … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Bruce Boudreau, Dallas Stars, John Carlson, Morning cup-a-joe, National Hockey League, Semyon Varlamov, Verizon Center, Washington Capitals | 3 Comments

First Fifth Review

The first fifth of the Capitals’ season leaves the club with a 10-3-4 record, 24 points, and a first-place tie for the the conference lead with the archrival Penguins. But is the Capitals position in the standings reflective of an … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, American Hockey League, Brian Pothier, Bruce Boudreau, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Eastern Conference, Entry Draft, Florida Panthers, Hershey Bears, Jeff Schultz, Jose Theodore, Mathieu Perreault, Mike Green, Milan Jurcina, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tarik El-Bashir, Tom Poti, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

Hockey Sweater Obsessives, Your Ship Has Arrived

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch fame has published his NHL preview, chock full of hockey uniform photos from new sweaters, to memorial patches, to the sneaky “C” that Roberto Luongo added to his mask since by NHL rules no goaltender … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, detroit red wings, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, National Hockey League, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL Rules, Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks | 2 Comments