Evaluating performance based on the outcome of one game is silly.
Jim Montgomery and Sheldon Keefe give the Dallas Stars two very high quality candidates for their coaching opening. Neither one has any NHL coaching experience though, unlike our candidate today. Meet Bill Peters, who is as of this moment the coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. He has until Friday to opt out of his contract. … Continue reading 4/20/2018 – Former San Antonio Iguana Bill Peters
"It wasn't until much later we found out that the lead designer had flunked out of school in an effort to become a gynecologist." A good joke is built up through the set up and leads into the punchline that gets you. I never would have even watched this video or gotten to the punchline … Continue reading 4/18/18 – Mooterus Rising
Sheldon Keefe is the wildly successful 37 year old coach of the Toronto Marlies and formerly the Soo Greyhounds. In 500 games as a coach at the AHL and OHL levels Keefe has only lost 121 games outright. Keefe is one of several coaches that we'll look at who are getting labeled as "analytics guys". … Continue reading 4/16/18 – Candidate Sheldon Keefe
Apparently the net is going to be cast wide for a replacement for Ken Hitchcock. At this point just about anyone with a viable claim to an NHL job has been mentioned as a candidate. It's going to be overwhelming for anyone trying to reasonably get a handle on where the Dallas Stars might go. … Continue reading 4/15/18 – Candidate Jim Montgomery
Arguably the most value the Dallas Stars have gotten out of a first round pick in the last 20 years is Kari Lehtonen. Since Jarome Iginla in 1995 the most significant first round picks for the Stars have been Brenden Morrow, Matt Niskanen, Steve Ott, Radek Faksa, Val Nichushkin, and Julius Honka with some Jamie … Continue reading 4/12/18 – Letting Go of Kari Lehtonen
I’m not sure what the final, over-arching narrative for the 2017-18 Dallas Stars should be. Here is a team that improved in many ways on the fatal flaws that kept them out of the postseason last year, yet will come up short of the playoffs yet again in a more spectacular fashion. That quality robs … Continue reading Pat-Mortems, On Fallen Stars and Spun Tires