This is interesting. The Dallas Stars are 6-1-3 when leading after two periods. It’s interesting because Dallas basically stood pat at the end of last season, so while they didn’t get better, they shouldn’t have gotten worse.
Mike Heika says that while coach Dave Tippett is on a long leash, it’s still a leash.
Also, did anyone else know Todd Bertuzzi’s uncle was the arbiter who settled the Eric-Lindros-traded-to-two-teams thing in 1991? Apparently Uncle Bert is some kind of power forward magnet.
Finally, my fantasy hockey column is up on RotoRob.