Archive for July, 2009

July 27, 2009

SHR’s Plan For Sydor’s Employment

by Chelsea

(as illustrated by Chelsea)

So what we have here is this: Sydor is sitting at home by the phone, bummed because he’s unemployed and because somebody sawed off the front leg of his table. In the meantime, Marc Crawford is standing at his unnecessarily large desk, angry because Rick Wilson is fleeing to Tampa Bay. So we are left without a defensive coach for the 09-10 Stars. So Syd’s phone rings, but since it’s been so long since free agency started, it no longer makes him hopeful or excited to hear the phone. It simply startles him. Turns out it’s Crawford on the other end. He’s still yelling because we hear he does that a lot, but he has good news! Syd is the new defensive coach of the Stars! Syd, who did not know he had even retired yet, accepts the offer because a job is a job after all. Thus, he is Happy Employed Coach Syd. Clearly, this needs to actually happen. (We drew a cartoon of Newy becoming GM way back in November, and that eventually came true. So might as well give it a shot for this! And yes, we do think this would be a good idea. Everyone has heard how Syd motivates the kiddos and how we brought him back to be a voice in the locker room. We think he’d make a good coach, and Dallas seems to be a good fit for him in general.)

July 20, 2009

Stars News and Links

by Kristine

For those of you lamenting the hockey dead zone we’re currently in, here is a meager offering of Dallas Stars news… has a short Q&A with Trevor Daley, in which he mentions that his wife is due soon and that he has been working out with newly drafted Scott Glennie.

Scott Noll of the Dallas Morning News alerts us that Morrow has been ranked 49th in a top 50 NHLers list. Personally, I think he should be ranked much, much higher – and I think we have some other players that deserve a spot on there as well. It’s an ongoing list, so we’ll be keeping track to see if any other Stars make it.

The following is a quote from an article on Auld on…

“The 28-year-old Auld said he’s been told he can expect to play between 25 and 30 games for Dallas this season behind Turco, a player he knew marginally before the trade, but someone who welcomed him into the Stars fold with open arms.

Turco was the first player to phone Auld after the deal, and Auld can’t wait for the lessons to begin.

“He’s obviously a top-end goalie in the league and I’ll be able to learn a lot from him and hopefully push him and complement him and hopefully together get the team back on top.”

Thanks to Andrew’s for the head’s up on that one. It does seem that Turco has learned from his mistakes last season – I’m sure we all remember the reports that he was insisting that his play would improve with a heavy workload, which obviously didn’t happen. In any case, I’m excited to have a “real” backup for 09-10.

On a more personal note, we’re trying to get back into the swing of posting here at SHR, even if it’s just a bunch of links and our comments on them. It’s better than being totally MIA, right? Hopefully we haven’t lost any of our great readers during our off-season slump!

July 2, 2009

Robidas and Morrow Invited to Team Canada Camp

by Chelsea

Stephane Robidas (D) and Brenden Morrow (LW) have been invited to the Team Canada Olympic Orientation Camp. They will be trying out for 2 of 23 available roster spots. There were 46 players invited to the Orientation Camp, and players that were not invited are still eligible to make the team.

Here is the Hockey Canada release, which includes a list of all players invited.

Here’s the Dallas Stars release (and some fun highlight videos.)