Wow. What happened to the Stars? How does a team pick up Brad Richards and get worse? They’re 1-7-0 in their last eight and Sergei Zubov still isn’t quite ready to rejoin the lineup (login info.). I’m not saying coach Dave Tippett is panicking, but but he’s starting to juggle lines. When a team is slumping, new lines can be a breath of fresh air, but they can also send the signal that the coach is scared and is trying to figure out some kind of magic formula for a team to start winning.
Of course, if Tippett does have a winning formula in his new lines, I suspect the Blues might be interested in it, also.