Monday, September 29, 2008

The Stars in Colorado

I do feel kind of bad that I didn’t get the chance to Twitter Sunday night’s 4-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks to you folks, and write a bit of a wrap-up about it. And I thought about doing one today; just a chance to pour over the stats and have a look at what might be gleaned from them. But, when thinking about it further (I swear, not out of laziness - well, not completely), I decided to let the missed opportunity be just that, and move on.

I don’t know about you (I really don’t - the comments section is REALLY quiet - c’mon boys and girls, make some noise!), but I love it when the Dallas Morning News or the Dallas Stars' website runs a bit of a “human interest” piece, and lets you into the Life of an NHL Hockey Player. I guess it stems from wanting to be a pro sports figure of some sort since I was a kid. The sport changed several times, but the dream never did - it’s like that for lots of boys and girls I’d imagine. But, the more I learn about how whirlwind and fast-paced the hockey players’ lives are, the more I feel like I missed the boat.

Case in point. If you haven’t read it yet, there’s a great blog piece by Matt Niskanen out on the Stars website today. I recommend it - it’s a quick read. And, there’s another piece in the DMN about Landon Wilson - journeyman forward and son of the Stars’ very own Rick Wilson.

Just a few quick notes for you. The team was expected to announce some cuts today (or possibly early tomorrow) to get the working number down to around 30. No word on those moves yet. The Stars hit the ice again on Wednesday in another pre-season tilt, this time against the Colorado Avalanche. Not a surprise for those of you reading the links above, as at least one mentioned the Stars’ team-building exercises in the mountains of Colorado.

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