Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:24 pm

Would certainly not complain. Get him and Rick Wilson and fire Fraser's ass.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Knives Out » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:29 pm

Let's keep this magnificent off season rolling.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Jason » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:55 pm

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Really depends on the coaches. If Curt Fraser is back the power play will look similar, but maybe tweaked slightly.

The penalty kill should look different and have more structure with a new assistant coach running that system. I think the Stars will also put more emphasis on actually battling in front of their own net.

On a similar note, I think you’ll also see the Stars properly play 2-on-1s defensively under Hitchcock.

Ruff was the reason behind the ill-advised slide and dive approach to breaking up odd-man rushes, and I think that should go out the window.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Jason » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:20 pm

Heika's chat he mentioned Fraser could return in a reduced role and the Stars might go with four assistant coaches.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:22 pm

:S
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:24 pm

Man. I wonder what kind of dirt Fraser has on Nill.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:47 pm

He wrote some great songs for the Beach Boys.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby cdanew » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am

So why did this take so long to announce?

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby slaps » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:57 am

Awesome, Stu is back.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:16 pm

Rick who? Never heard of him.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Knives Out » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Although I never put it past the organization to be dumb enough to retain Fraser,
this news still astounds me.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby B Kat » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:21 pm

Davey Tippett is now available. Just sayin'. ;)

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Jason » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:24 am

Special teams roles

Wilson will be tasked with fixing a penalty kill that was last in the NHL in 2016-17 at 73.9 percent. He helped St. Louis last season finish third at 84.8 percent. Hitchcock will run the power play that has plenty of talent. Dallas was 11th overall in power play success during Lindy Ruff's four-year run at 18.8 percent. Since joining St. Louis in 2011-12, Hitchcock helped the Blues to the fourth best power play in the NHL at 20.0 percent.

Fraser ran the power play for Dallas last season, but will likely move into a different role next season.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby wonko80 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:49 am

I'm confused what Fraser or Barnes will be doing.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby B Kat » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:49 am

Bad cop, good cop.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby 5minmajor » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:46 pm

more like bad coach/good coach, amirite?
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:29 pm

So. He's basically being paid to do nothing.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Dat1guy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:34 pm

I'm thinking it should be more like Curt Fraser, Big Picture, Crayons.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:35 pm

Big Picture means he'll be the judge of if Hitch can fit through certain doors.
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5minmajor wrote:more like bad coach/good coach, amirite?

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Jason » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:30 pm

There's already a good base for Hitchcock to work on especially 5 on 5.
Despite Ruff's awful coaching they were top 5 in save percentage and top 10 in goals against at 5 on 5 for the first four months of last season, before the team mailed it in.

Stars season stats
First game of season 2016 to Feb 1st -2017
Stars 5 on 5 Numbers were (per 60 minutes)
93.02% Save Percentage (5th best in NHL)
2.24 Goals Scored
2.04 Goals Against (Top 10 in NHL, don't know exact rank) (2.27 was League Average)

Overall the team finished
5 on 5 Numbers
91.88 % Save (23rd)
2.23 Goals Scored (16th)
2.32 Goals Against (20th) (2.28 was average)

Season before?
Stars 2015-2016
First game of season 2015 -Feb 1st 2016
92.14% Save Percentage
2.54 Goals Scored
2.22 Goals Against

5 on 5 Numbers
91.66% Save (27th)
2.46 Goals Scored (3rd)
2.34 Goals Against (25th)

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:20 pm

Sitcom Synopsis:

Stu Barnes is back in Dallas and this time he's looking to strengthen the Stars power play.
But foiling Stu's attempts at every turn will be Curt Fraser.
Two coaches. One team. Zero in common.
This season on Fox Sports Southwest.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Due to get cancelled after the first half of the first season, like every other Fox show.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby slaps » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Don't forget that they'll air game 5 first, then mix up the first few games of the season for no reason.

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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:28 pm

Can't wait for the musical episode.
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Re: Ken Hitchcock hired to coach the Stars

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:43 pm

Tonight on a very special episode of Stars Hockey, the team says goodbye to Dave Strader ...
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