Dallas Stars News and Notes
The Dallas Stars General Manager received a D- for his trade
deadline inactivity according to The Hockey News….only moving bottom
of the roster skaters in exchange for little if any improvement.
Gone are the Stars veteran defensemen Jordie Benn, Deron Williams and
Johnny Oduya. Lame duck coach Lindy Ruff is opening the door for
Stephan Johns, Patrick Nemeth and James Olesiak to get the brunt of
the rear guards ice time along with youthful Esa Liddell and John
Kingberg (who is suffering from the sophmore jinx.).
Stars Owner Tom Gagliardi, once again, has shouted to his hockey
operations brain trust for his team “to get bigger, more physical and
play smarter” which will be the downfall of the coaching staff during
the off season.
Look for the Stars to now lose one of their five youthful
defensemen (out of the nine named above) to the expansion Las Vegas
Big end of season road trip will determine Allen’s playoff