Old-Time Hockey?

The Stars are not off to a stellar start of the season. Saturday night’s game against Boston turned ugly, with Steve Ott and Sean Avery cruisin’ for a Bruins bruisin’. (Forgive me.) Mike Modano was not pleased, as Mike Heika reports:

“Tonight, it was idiotic and stupid,” Stars center Mike Modano said when asked what the team identity was. “It was one of the most embarrassing things I’ve seen. If that’s what we’re going for, then they need to find me an office job.”

The NYT’s hockey blog has more, including YouTube clips of cheap shots and glove drops.

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4 responses to “Old-Time Hockey?”

  1. Shane says:

    Eddie Shore?

  2. Josh Pearson says:

    I’ve always been a big Steve Ott fan, but this game really hurts. He should know that if you take that many shots at guys and play that physical of a game that you have to answer the bell at some point. It would’ve all calmed down if he would’ve dropped the mitts and started chucking knucks. That’s what the Bruins were after, they just wanted him to answer for some of his overzealous play. That’s hockey, you just have to do it.

    I understand Ott not dropping the gloves with Thornton, the guy is huge and I give props to Barch for doing that. I even understand him not dropping them with Chara or Lucic, but letting Shane Hnidy deliver a beating to one of your young teammates because of you is totally unacceptable.

    And Avery is seeming more and more like a cancer that is plaguing this impressionable young team looking for leadership. I hope Modano or Morrow can bring these guys together and get them back on the right track. Otherwise, it’s going to be a lonngggg season…

  3. Dino Ciccarelli says:

    Modano never could take a hit. Boston and the Stars (North and South) have a great history of bludgeoning each other.

    This epic battle set the NHL record for penalty minutes in a game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ng-lRa0HKc

    And who could forget this this 1970s beauty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-85qLSvztnQ. Coach Reggie Dunlap could not have done it better.

  4. The Stars will get it together. Our offense is definitely not the problem. Our team is just a little young and inexperienced. Once the young D-men learn to stay in their lanes, keep their assignments, and play like a team things will start looking up.

    =w=