Archive for the 'Stars' Category

Sarah Palin Booed At NHL Game

Gov. Sarah Palin is trying to win votes in Philly and played up her “hockey mom” persona by dropping the puck at a Flyers game this weekend.

It didn’t go well.  The fans booed her.  Ouch.

philly.com says she got a few cheers with the boos.

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So This Is What Happened to Greg Williams Of The Ticket

Man, the tale of former Ticket talk show host Greg Williams is wild.  Dallas Observer sports writer Richie Whitt pens an all timer. 

Greg spent a lot of time on the radio going after guys like Michael Irvin, Roy Tarpley, Quincy Carter, Steve Howe, Leon Lett, and Barry Bonds for drug use…only to be a drug user himself.  Karma is a strong thing.

This one is really long, but worth the read.

I feel for current Hardline talk show host Corby Davidson.  He gets shed in a bad light in this article.  Having been through radio breakups, I know there is more to what Whitt wrote.  Corby can’t go on the record because his bosses want him to just let the situation go away, but we know it won’t.

I’m glad Greg didn’t take his own life.  I hope he can move on.  There is more to life than sports radio.  Trust me. I know.

Funny, I asked Greg one time what he was doing to lose weight.  He told me he was doing boxing and he stopped eating anything white, like rice or potatoes.   After reading this story I realized he had lap band surgery.  I was lied to, but it’s all good.

 

Sean Avery Is A Playa And Likes Dating Celebs

The newest Dallas Star, Sean Avery, isn’t the tallest kid on the ice at 5 foot 10, but he’s doing well with the ladies.

Avery has dated Elisha Cuthbert, Lake Bell, and Mary-Kate Olsen. This man is a real playa.

Move over Mike Modano and Tony Romo.

The Media In Hockeytown Are Worried About The Stars

The Stars have won two games and now the peeps in Detroit are worried about a choke job.

Read this one in the Free Press.

Steve Schrader wonders if the Wings lost their mojo.  He writes:  “It’s not like Wings fans haven’t been burned before.

So, we’re not saying any of this is going to happen in tonight’s Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in Dallas, we’re just saying, what if …

… the Wings lost their mojo?

… Marty Turco comes up with another really good game?

… Chris Osgood has a bad game, something he hasn’t done yet? Would the Wings be tempted … nah, they couldn’t go back to Dominik Hasek now.

… the Stars are all confident and full of themselves after Saturday’s big win at the Joe?

… Brett Hull has been right all along, and he really is a hockey genius?”

Ace Free Press columnist Mitch Albom is sweating too.

Add Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News to the list of chicken littles.

It would be fun if the Stars forced game seven.  Game six is tonight in Dallas.

They Don’t Think Much of Turco In Hockeytown, USA

Steve Scharder of the Detroit Free Press doesn’t think much of Stars goalie, Marty Turco.  He wrote the following on May 4th.  He wondered which team the Wings wanted to face, the Stars or Sharks. 

• Goalies. Always start with the goalies.

The Stars have Marty Turco, a Michigan Man who has never beaten the Wings at the Joe. Overall, he’s 2-10-5 against them. And he often doesn’t save his best stuff for the playoffs.

95 Thousand Of You Stayed Up For Stars Hockey

95 thousand TV viewers around DFW stayed up late to watch the Stars beat the Sharks in Game 6 according to Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News.

I was one of them. 1:24 am is what my cell phone read when Brendan Morrow scored in the 4th Overtime.

 

Stars Advance In Playoffs…Thank Goodness

I didn’t want to see the Stars lose at home and go to the O.C. for Game 7 against the Ducks.  I just didn’t want to see that.   The odds would have been against them.

Stars co-GM Brett Hull said as much before the game.  We got a chance to talk hockey.  Hull is such a great guy and he truly cares about the game of hockey. 

Hull said it’s tough to watch from the press box because he sees things on the ice and he can’t do a thing about it.  

The Stars came out and won Game 6 with a tremendous 52 seconds of play in the final period.  Down 1-0 the scored on a power play and came right back and scored the game winner.

They shut things down behind goalie Marty Turco and ended the series with a 4-1 win.

Stephane Robidas was the hero with the 1st goal and an assist on Stu Barnes game winner.

So the Stars advance to the semi finals for the first time in five years.   TSN has a nice write up about the series clincher as well.


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