Showing posts with label Dallas Stars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dallas Stars. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Antoine Roussel Has Hearing for Dirty X-Check on Adam McQuaid

Hockey is an emotional game. Things happen at a very high rate of speed. I am sure that the fans that hate the Boston Bruins will say that Adam McQuaid tried to hit Antoine Roussel with a dirty check and missed.

Whatever! These same fans will say that McQuaid deserved it because he plays for the Boston Bruins.

I don't think there's any way that you can excuse what Roussel did, this is a bush-league, dirty hit. Since Roussel has a phone hearing, his suspension will be under five games. I don't see how he escapes at least a two-game suspension for his.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Montreal Canadiens Alexei Emelin Hits Jason Spezza (Video)

I am sure that Montreal Canadiens fans are very quiet tonight after watching this transpire.
I am not a fan of Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin, can't stand the kind of player that he is.

That being said, I am not necessarily suggesting the league suspend the Habs defenseman, but I just want to illustrate that he's not a clean player. This is a dangerous hit that need to be punished more severely. I do like that fact that the officials gave him a five-minute major. I believe it was the right call in this situation.

It will be interesting to see if the league give him anything especially after he was fined in November by the NHL's Department of Players Safety.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

(Video) Dallas Star Punk Antoine Roussel Runs Alex Stalock, Sucker Punches Justin Braun

s/t to Kuklas Korner. I don't know about you, but I am growing tired of Dallas Stars punk Antoine Roussel and  his antics. First I understand going hard to the net, but this is bush league. The goalie has an expectation to not be run over. This is unacceptable. Then the spineless punk sucker punches an unsuspecting player that's not ready to engage him. Roussel has an hearing tomorrow for the sucker punch, I am thinking a five-game suspension for this clown. Feel free to chime in.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tyler Seguin goes golfing

s/t to Puck Daddy. Don't try this at home folks. Tyler Seguin let a fan hit a golf ball off of his groin.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Ducks Kings Series 20 Years in the Making

Well they are separated by 30 miles and have been division rivals for the last 20 years, but this would be the first time that the Anaheim Ducks and the LA Kings would ever meet in the playoffs. 

LA, who came into the series rattling off four straight wins to eliminate the San Jose Sharks, came into the series on a mission to keep on rolling. A big part of that success was goaltender Jonathan Quick. Quick struggled in the first game of the first round, but would improve his numbers in every single game of the series against San Jose. In the Kings five game winning streak they are currently on, Quick has looked like the Quick of the 2012 Stanley Cup team. If this trend continues, I'd expect the Kings to sneak their way into the Cup finals. 

As for the quack attack, they came into game one off of a very hard fought six game series against the Dallas Stars. However, they are starting to turn into the Vancouver Canucks in these playoffs with all of their goalie drama that is occurring as of late. With Fredrick Anderson getting pretty much all the game play in the first round, usual number one, Jonas Hiller, is left on the sidelines leaving the fans scratching their heads. One would assume that Hiller would be the guy for the Ducks in the playoffs, especially since he has the most experience. That was not the case in round one, but he would get the call for game one in round two. Hiller would play decent in this game stopping 33 out of 36 shots faced, but the Ducks would lose on home ice and look for revenge tonight in game two. 

Both of these teams have  big bodies who like to be physical, a good amount of skillful players, and excellent puck moving defensemen, but the key difference in this freeway series is the goalies. Quick is on a different level than both Anaheim tenders and will be the deciding factor in LA taking this series. 

I expect the rest of this series to be very fast, very physical, and no love lost between these longtime rivals. It is still very hard to believe that this is still the two franchises first ever playoff match-up in the 20 year existence of the Anaheim (Mighty) Ducks. It's playoff series like this that make already existing rivalries that much greater, the hate between players much stronger and the same can be said between these two very passionate fan bases as well. 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

(Video) Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry snows the Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen

If you want to start a line brawl, snowing the goalie is a good way to do it. Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry was being, well, Corey Perry. I think that Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen handled it well, he just skated over to the player's bench and toweled off.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

(Video) Stars and Ducks scrum (Antoine Roussel and Ryan Getzlaf)

I guess no one reminded Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf that he had a bunch of stitches in his chin, right. It's got to be hard not to punch out a player like Antoine Roussel,when you play against him. I have to agree Getzlaf is a tough hockey player.

18:14 DAL Antoine Roussel served by Alex Chiasson Roughing - 2 min against Ryan Getzlaf
18:14 ANA Ryan Getzlaf Roughing - 2 min against Antoine Roussel
18:14 DAL Antoine Roussel Roughing - 2 min against Ryan Getzlaf
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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Antoine Roussel Dirty Elbow on Jonathan Toews

Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was given a two-minute minor for his dirty elbow on Jonathan Toews. These are the kind of hits that I don't like, not one bit. This clown is going after a star player, with a high elbow, who's had concussion issues in the past.

The question I ask, do we want to see the NHL star players knocked out of games at the hands of third or fourth line players? There needs to be stiffer penalties for hits that target the head. This is why Andrew Shaw went after him earlier in the game.
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Middle Weight Bout of the Night: Andrew Shaw vs. Antoine Roussel

Apparently, the Chicago Blackhawks didn't like the hit that Antoine Roussel put on Patrick Kane in the last game. Only the fifth fight of the year for the Chicago Blackhawks.
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Monday, November 04, 2013

(Video) Ottawa’s Mark Borowiecki With A Backhand Into His Own Net

In a move which could be classified as being unfortunate. Ottawa defenesman Mark Borowiecki backhands the puck into his own net. Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel was the last one to touch the puck so he ends up being the beneficiary and gets credit for the goal. That’s goal number one on the year for Roussel. And it gets even better; the game was also Borowiecki’s NHL debut. Also, the Borowiecki miscue broke a 2-2 tie in the third period. The Senators would battle back before losing in a shootout 4-3. as well.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

(Video) Ryan Garbutt hit on Dustin Penner (Tweets by Penner)

Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt (cool name by the way) has a in-person hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for this hit on Ducks forward Dustin Penner. I don't know, it's a grey area hit.

My first impression when I saw the hit, I thought this is charging, Garbutt came from a cross the ice to hit Penner. The video isn't very good though. It seems like there has been one of these questionable hits every night, in the last week.

There has been a bit of a stir about the hit on Twitter today as well.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New Jersey Devils sign Jaromir Jagr

Czech NHL player Jaromír Jágr
Czech NHL player Jaromír Jágr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New Jersey Devils have signed Unrestricted Free Agent forward Jaromir Jagr. This will be the third team in two seasons for the 41 year old Jagr, he also played for the Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and now is a member of the New Jersey Devils. Jagr was picked up by the Boston Bruins for the stretch run last spring and scored (2g7a—9pts) in 11 games for the Boston Bruins. He also chipped in (0g-10a—10pts) during the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup playoff run.

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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Tyler Seguin's Tweet caused by hacker?

Last night, former Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin sent out this tweet on twitter and apparently it caused a major storm for the newly acquired Dallas Stars forward. Seguin has since deleted/deactivated his twitter account. Seguins claims that his twitter account was hacked. The Dallas Stars have also responded to Seguin's tweets as well. The Dallas Stars are set to introduce Seguin on Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. Central.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

CC mourns death of Scott Winkler

As Redwing77 mentioned, Former Colorado College Tigers forward, Scott Winker died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, in Asker, Norway. Scott Winkler was 23 years old.

C.C. Tigers -- Colorado College and Tiger Hockey are mourning the loss of Scott Winkler, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday at his parents' home in Norway after recently completing his senior season with the Tigers.

No other details of his passing are available at this time.

Winkler graduated from CC on May 20 with a bachelor's degree in economics. A third-round selection of the Dallas Stars in the 2008 NHL draft, he had recorded career highs of 13 goals and 28 points for the Tigers in 2012-13.

"It is an unfathomable tragedy to see a talented young man pass at such an early age," said Ken Ralph, director of athletics at CC. "This spring we have seen Scott put in a great deal of work to prepare himself for his professional career and the rest of his life. He had such a bright future ahead of him. I'd like to ask all Colorado College fans and supporters of college hockey everywhere to keep the Winkler family in your thoughts and prayers."

Born and raised in Asker, Norway, Winkler came to the United States in 2007 to play for the Russell Stover midget major AAA team in Overland Park, Kan. He played a year of juniors for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the United States Hockey League in 2008-09 before enrolling at Colorado College as a freshman. He compiled 63 points (24g,39a) in 120 career games with the Tigers.
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dustin Brown hit on Antoine Roussel

I found this little news tidbit on Michael Russo’s blog, obviously, we don’t see every hit or very news story, but it appears that Dustin Brown came very close to being suspended by the National Hockey Leagues Department of Player Safety earlier in the week for this questionable hit on Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel.
via Russo’s Rants -- Brown, who amazingly has never been suspended, does this time and time again and somehow gets away with it. In my opinion, he should have gotten suspended for what I thought was a very dirty elbow on Dallas’ Antoine Roussel two nights ago.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zach Parise's no goal.

At first look, it appeared that Zach Parise had scored with 4:37 left in the second period of tonight's game between Columbus Blue Jackets and the Minnesota Wild. After further review, the refs determined correctly that Zach had punched the puck into the net with his glove.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Brad Berry returns to UND

~Official Press Release~

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota head men’s hockey coach Dave Hakstol announced today that Brad Berry has been hired as an assistant coach. Berry’s primary responsibilities will include coaching and developing the team’s defensemen.

It will be the second stint on the UND coaching staff for Berry, who previously served as the program’s associate head coach from 2004-06 and assistant coach from 2000-04. He was also a defenseman at UND from 1983-86. Berry returns to Grand Forks from the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, with whom he spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach.

“I’m very happy to bring Brad aboard as part of our coaching staff. He’s an outstanding coach and person, and will be a tremendous resource for the development of our players,” said Hakstol.

While with the Blue Jackets, Berry coached the team’s defensemen and managed both the power-play and penalty kill. Prior to joining the Blue Jackets, Berry doubled as the director of The Hockey Academy in Grand Forks and as a part-time scout with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. He was an assistant coach with the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose from 2006-08.

Before embarking on his professional coaching career, Berry spent six seasons on the UND coaching staff, including his last two as associate head coach under Hakstol. Overseeing the team’s defensemen and penalty kill, Berry helped guide UND to NCAA Frozen Four appearances in 2001, 2005 and 2008, Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular season titles in 2001 and 2004 and a WCHA playoff championship in 2006.

“I’m excited to come back and work with Dave and (assistant coach) Dane (Jackson), and once again be a part of UND Athletics,” said Berry.

Berry was a standout defenseman at UND from 1983-86, collecting 74 points (12 goals, 62 assists) in 112 collegiate games. He also represented Canada at the 1985 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Hockey Championship. A second-round draft pick (29th overall) of the Winnipeg Jets in 1983, Berry went on to play in 241 NHL games over eight years, including stints with Winnipeg, Minnesota and Dallas. His professional playing career also included stints in the Swedish Elite League and the International Hockey League. While with the IHL’s Michigan K-Wings, Berry was a three-time IHL All-Star and was named the K-Wings’ Defenseman of the Year three times.

After his playing career ended, Berry was a professional scout with the 1999-00 Dallas Stars team that won the Stanley Cup.

A native of Bashaw, Alberta, Berry’s family includes his wife, Suzanne, daughters, Brianna and Brooke, and son, Bauer.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shane Doan hit on Jamie Benn

I can find no reason the NHL shouldn't suspended the Coyotes forward Shane Doan for this bush league, unnecessary and dirty hit on Dallas forward Jamie Benn. I also don't see how anyone can defense this hit? Rightfully so, Shane Doan has a hearing this afternoon with the department of players safety this afternoon.

Anyone want to guess on what kind of a suspension that Shane Doan gets for his efforts. I don't see how he can escape punishment for this hit. I think it's time for Brendan Shanahan to throw the book at someone and stop letting them escape with a fine or no punishment at all.
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Thursday, March 01, 2012

A "Dirty" Hit that wasn't (RW77)

Last night, I watched the Dallas vs. Pittsburgh game (unfortunately, Pittsburgh won in a shootout). However, during the game, there was a hit that got everyone talking.

I do not know how to embed but: Here is the video.

The Stars (and former Michigan star) Eric Nystrom hits Pens Defenseman Kris Letang high-ish.

Mike Milbury (aka the idiot in this post) and Jeremy Roenick (who usually is the idiot but in this case was right on) had an on air argument over this hit.

Here's the pros and cons on it being a dirty hit:

1. Pro: Nystrom makes no move to get the puck.
2. Con: If Nystrom made head contact, it was the brushing of his shoulder on Letang's chin.
3. Pro: Injury to the head occurred.
4. Con: Injury was more to the effect of the big hit rather than the shoulder.
5. Con: Main impact area is Letang's shoulder/collarbone. He got rocked and the impact alone would have knocked most guys out of the game anyways, imo.
6. Con: Letang was coming out of the corner and his head was down.
7. Con: Letang was away from the boards and his back was not turned to Nystrom at the time of impact.

In the end, Milbury ended up having a stroke on air (exaggeration) because even incidental or the brushing of the head should be a suspendable offense. Roenick correctly stated that if there is fault for the hit, it rests on Letang. Nystrom did not leave his skates nor made any distinguishable upward motion of the shoulders to attempt to headhunt.

Milbury went on to rant that hits like these should be eliminated from the game. This was NOT a head shot! It was whiplash due to the extreme and sudden change in direction of Letang's right shoulder exaggerated by the helmet hitting the ice.

This hit cannot be made illegal or the slippery slope will become a cliff.