Posts tagged ‘Scott Glennie’

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!

June 26, 2009

Stars Pick Scott Glennie 8th Overall

by Chelsea

The Dallas Stars chose forward Scott Glennie as their first round pick tonight, despite Kulikov, Cowen, and Paajarvi all slipping down within reach.

Glennie is a versatile forward, who could possibly fill the Stars’ growing need for a right wing/right shot. This does bring a few questions to mind, though:

  • Was this a move to fill a need vs getting the best skill available?
  • What does this mean about how negotiations with Lehtinen are going?
  • Have we passed on drafting a defenseman first round because that need is going to be filled through free agency?
  • … Or is it because the Stars believe in Vishnevskiy (and possibly Larsen) as the future defense?

He seems to be a hard-working, defensively-aware but offensively-skilled forward who may have been overlooked due to questions about his points possibly being a result of playing with Brayden Schenn (picked #5 by the LA Kings in this draft).