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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:05 am

^Early contender for LOL of the year has presented itself: The Sens and Canucks were set to play each other when the trade was announced, so McKenna walked from one dressing room to the other with his stuff in a garbage bag.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:06 am

Pretty sure something similar happened when the Stars acquired Chris Therien from the Flyers way back when. His very first game as a Star was in Philly.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby cdanew » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:03 pm

As a follow up to my Jan 2 post about McKenna being traded to Vancouver:

Shapiro had an article about his trade situation He was signed by the Senators to fill their AHL role, but was called up and had been on the NHL club. Then, the Senators traded him to Vancouver, who wanted him as AHL depth while they give Thatcher Demko his shot. He had to go through waivers to make it to Utica, and Philadelphia claimed him (he is the 7th goalie the Flyers have used this year). Philly made it his 3rd NHL club in 3 days! Not only that, but he has now been part of the organizational depth of 15 teams!

Really interesting article if you have a subscription: https://theathletic.com/758477/2019/01/09/three-teams-in-three-days-inside-mike-mckennas-week-with-the-senators-canucks-and-flyers/

Makes you feel sorry for his family. Life of the minor league/fringe NHL player is not glamorous.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:29 pm

Campbell can't catch a break. He hasn't allowed more than 2 goals in a game since Nov 1... and has all of three wins since then (in a backup role, but still).

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:18 am

Good news for all you Mike Valley fans on here: he's written a book! And the description is, uh... hmm...


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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby cdanew » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:02 am

ToddM wrote:Good news for all you Mike Valley fans on here: he's written a book! And the description is, uh... hmm...



He's actually written three books. Read an interesting article about him several months ago. He really is more of an entrepreneur than a goalie coach. Kind of an interesting dude though.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby B Kat » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:02 am

Patrick Eaves on waivers.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby BigAl » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 am

Remember Jordie Benn? He’s a guy who used to play defense for us.
He’s having a pretty solid year in Montreal — 4G, 13A, +15.
In fact he’s having a better year than Kevin Connauton, Jamie Oleksiak, Patrik Nemeth, Honka, and pretty much every other scrub we’ve tried in the 4-6D spots.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:33 am

Jordie was never a bad 5/6 defenseman. The problem was, as with so many other players, is that he was being asked to step up a couple spots above where he should be.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby cdanew » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:49 am

slaps wrote:Jordie was never a bad 5/6 defenseman. The problem was, as with so many other players, is that he was being asked to step up a couple spots above where he should be.


This. And he actually had some value when the Stars were sellers.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:46 pm

That goes back to the Stars' total inability to properly evaluate their existing talent. They traded a guy who wasn't a problem, but his usage was, instead of acquiring a more talented guy to push Benn down to where he should have been all along. See Hanzal, Martin and Faksa, Radek.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:54 pm

slaps wrote:That goes back to the Stars' total inability to properly evaluate their existing talent. They traded a guy who wasn't a problem, but his usage was, instead of acquiring a more talented guy to push Benn down to where he should have been all along. See Hanzal, Martin and Faksa, Radek.

It was also because Jordie was in the last year of his contract, and the Stars weren't eager to give him a raise. Not when they had young guys like Oleksiak, Nemeth, and Honka ready to step up and be awesome.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:58 pm

Like I said, total inability to properly evaluate existing talent.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:03 pm

Or future talent.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:45 pm

I'll go with talent.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby B Kat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:24 am

Was watching that game. He’s on the league minimum this season after winning a cup with Washington and I believe he was a training camp tryout. Good for him.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:56 am

Is he a UFA this summer? I would say let's take a run at him, but with the Stars you automatically have to subtract 30 from the goal total so he would probably end up generating 10 own goals....
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:25 am

So he's actually accomplished far more than Spezza since the trade?

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Antoine done for the season.

That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:15 pm

That shouldn't even be a minor penalty. Roussel can't skate and fell down straight into Lemieux's arm. Lemieux barely even moved.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:47 pm

How is that a penalty? That wasn’t anything he did.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 pm

I agree with both of you.

But Lemieux is a POS so my heart isn't exactly bleeding LOL.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby BigAl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:26 am

Cody Eakin is having a pretty good year. 19G 18A.
We could really use a guy like that. But when the expansion draft rolled around instead of protecting Eakin we decided to protect Nichushkin.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:30 am

BigAl wrote:Cody Eakin is having a pretty good year. 19G 18A.
We could really use a guy like that. But when the expansion draft rolled around instead of protecting Eakin we decided to protect Nichushkin.

There's about an 85% chance Eakin scored more goals this season that Nichushkin will the remainder of his NHL career.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:49 am

BigAl wrote:Cody Eakin is having a pretty good year. 19G 18A.
We could really use a guy like that. But when the expansion draft rolled around instead of protecting Eakin we decided to protect Nichushkin.


I'm pretty sure the Stars would re-do a lot of things focused around the expansion draft if they could.

Not as much as Florida, though.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby BigAl » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:52 am

Troy McClure wrote:
BigAl wrote:Cody Eakin is having a pretty good year. 19G 18A.
We could really use a guy like that. But when the expansion draft rolled around instead of protecting Eakin we decided to protect Nichushkin.

There's about an 85% chance Eakin scored more goals this season that Nichushkin will the remainder of his NHL career.

Yeah, there’s no way Nichushkin scores 19 goals in only 6 weeks.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:58 am

BigAl wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:
BigAl wrote:Cody Eakin is having a pretty good year. 19G 18A.
We could really use a guy like that. But when the expansion draft rolled around instead of protecting Eakin we decided to protect Nichushkin.

There's about an 85% chance Eakin scored more goals this season that Nichushkin will the remainder of his NHL career.

Yeah, there’s no way Nichushkin scores 19 goals in only 6 weeks.


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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:54 am

Time to move Honka to the former Star category.

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