Archive for April, 2010

Will Mike Modano Retire After This Season?

Was last night Mike Modano’s last home game as a Star? It depends on how you look at things. The Stars are playing their last game of the season in Minneosta. And if you recall, the Dallas Stars used to be the Minnesota North Stars. You also might recall Modano was drafted by the Minnesota […]

Don’t Blow-Up the Calgary Flames…Yet

George Johnson is not messing around this morning, calling for the Calgary Flames, officially out of the playoffs, to be blown-up. Johnson is serious. He says he suspects Jarome Iginla will be moved during the off-season and calls the season Darryl Sutter’s failure. I get that Johnson is upset but it’s tough to autopsy a […]

Mike Modano Denies Latest Stars Ownership Rumor

Mike Modano and Brett Hull are denying they’re part of a group trying to buy the Stars. Modano told the Dallas Morning News he wouldn’t get involved with anyone from outside of Dallas. Wayne Gretzky was also supposed to be in on the deal. Modano isn’t sure if he’s retiring after this season but he […]

Put Pat Burns in the Hall of Fame

I’m going to jump on the Pat Burns for the Hockey Hall of Fame bandwagon since we talked about it last night on RinkSideRants. Kevin Allen did a nice job summarizing the case for Burns in the Hall, as did Frank Rekas. But even without the Jack Adams awards and the wins, Burns should be […]

Sharks Need to Think Defense More Often

San Jose’s 5-1 loss to Dallas would have been brutal enough without a Steve Ott hat trick, the first of his career. Obviously, there were a lot of problems in the loss. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov had a tough night, giving up five goals on 21 shots. San Jose’s defense was, as the final score indicates, […]