I didn't intend to make this about Julius Honka, but somehow things always seem to be about him. I suppose that happens when your team has a bad record, you have consistently good numbers, and you can't get in the lineup. This is really more about Marc Methot. When he came back from his extended … Continue reading 3/27/18 – Should Marc Methot be in Over Julius Honka?
The Dallas Stars have a media scrum after every game. Every team does. Players get to bask in the glory of wins in front of the media and feel like they're in a firing squad after a loss. Imagine doing that after eight losses in a row and spiraling right out of the playoffs. No … Continue reading 3/26/18 – The Stars Need a Collective Hug
The STAAR test for Freshmen taking it for the first time is rapidly approaching. I've been working to get my particular group of students ready since, I don't know, August 24th. One of the things we do is go over released exams from previous years. Question 9 from last year turned into 20 minutes of … Continue reading 3/25/18: Correlation is Not Causation: The Dallas Stars Catastrophic Moment
I sat down to write more on the rapidly declining 2018 season. As I did it I realized this was quickly turning into something larger than just one post. Given the nature of the site as constructed I felt like cramming 2000 or so words into one post was absurd. I have no idea how … Continue reading 3/23/18 – What the Hell Part 4: Ken Hitchcock’s Impact on the Defensemen
I sat down to write more on the rapidly declining 2018 season. As I did it I realized this was quickly turning into something larger than just one post. Given the nature of the site as constructed I felt like cramming 2000 or so words into one post was absurd. I have no idea how … Continue reading 3/22/18 – What the Hell Part 3: Ken Hitchcock’s Impact on the Forwards
On May 19th, 2008 I was already on summer vacation heading into my last semester of college. I was halfway through my 22nd year on this giant blue orb and had no idea how anything worked. Brad Richards was a 27 year old trade deadline acquisition. Things were looking up. I remember sitting in my … Continue reading 3/21/18 – Unloading the Clip and Firing Blanks
Answering reader chat questions seems like a beating, but weekly Mike Heika does it anyway. Then the Dallas Morning News overlords turn it into an article (blog post? entry?) to collect those #ValuablePageViews as fast as they crank out those blogger-in-a-basement memes. Inject it into my veins. That isn't Heika's fault, and it really has … Continue reading 3/21/18 – Answering a Mike Heika Chat Question for the Morning News