Saturday, January 16, 2010

The set up for the smack down

Definitely the best Dallas Stars pic on google

Yeah, we all know it, this weekend's gonna suck. It all starts with an afternoon game in Dallas, where we never win, and then back home against the Hawks just 21,5 hrs later. Thanks Gary. Ass.

Whatever. Same lineup as last game and hopefully we can get, at least, the same level of play.

The record
The Stars 11th in the West with 47 GP and 49 points. Their record is 19-17-11. They are just 5 points behind the Wings with one more game played, so this is one we need to win to keep the wolves at bay.

The goalie
According to Winging it in Motown Auld will go tonight. His stats are 15 games (13 of them starts), 5-4-3 with a 3.03 GAA and a save % of .897. He's got no shutouts or points, but 2 PIM. One of his games was an excellent one in JLA and hopefully May can get revenge tonight for LaRue's fuckup.

The players
I'm tired of the long sentences in this section, so we'll try a new format..
Brad Richards 53
Loui Eriksson 44
James Neal 35
Mike "pornstar" Ribeiro 33
Stephane Robidas 29

Neal 19
Eriksson 18
Brendan Morrow 14
Richards 13
Ribeiro, Robidas, Steve Ott 10

Plus minus leaders & losers:
Mark Fistric +10
Niclas Grossman +5
Brian Sutherby +4
Toby Peterson, Warren Peters +1
6 players are even
Trevor Daley -8
Richards -10
Karlis Skrastins, Matt Niskanen -11
Ott -12

Keys to the game
- Can Lids pot another?
- How will the eurotwins be?
- I call a Bertuzzi goal.
- Will Brad May get revenge? How embarassing will his fight be?

Last of all I just wanna tell you to look at two posts from the excellent blog The Production Line, they and their comments are hilarious: Where's She-Tuzzi? and Where's Bertuzzi? (Starts in the comments section). Enjoy!


  1. Bert scored,got that one right Andy.

  2. yeah.. But boy did we get screwed tonight

  3. LOL. I seriously loved your contributions to the Where's Bertuzzi section. I needed something to laugh at after this game. At least Chicago had to travel to play today too (though much less distance), so they'll be playing tired too. Sara & I will be at the game in the nosebleed beyond nosebleed seats, so hopefully (though I'm never that optimistic) it will end up better than the last one...

  4. cool. Let's hope we get a refereeing crew with two eyes and a brain each and a win for you girls. And if anyone yells abusively at you... take the low road and yell back.