ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Completed!

by Jay Leask
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Asked and Answered. Thanks Erik!

And thanks to everyone who donated and helped make this an extra-special rendition of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We appreciate the opportunity to join in the fun and now pass the challenge on:

  • D’Ann Faught – our favorite Dallas Stars ticket rep who helps us organize to get AMAZING deals at the arena.
  • May Day – the masked crusader, soon to immortalized in comic book form.
  • Speedbump Joey – Stars Asylum Inmate and co-founder of Lone Star Legion, the FC Dallas supporters group.

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Quick Fundraiser to Strike Out ALS

by Jay Leask
Ice Bucket Challenge

In case you’ve been sitting under a rock somewhere the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral the past few weeks and brings awareness to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”. Between July 29 and August 12 the ALS Association raised $4 million in donations, compared to $1.12 million in the same period last year.

Well, we’re very happy to be part of the craze! Saturday we got challenged by Erik Morton of Stars Insider. After a quick conference of the Wardens we’ve decided to have a little fun with it. We’re going to extend the 24 hours a little bit in the interest of getting a few extra dollars to the ALSA.

Here’s where you come in: Donate $10 to the ALSA via their website at http://www.alsa.org/ and we will add a gallon of ice water to the challenge. Simply email wardenjay@starsasylum.com a copy of the receipt and we’ll add it to the tally! Easy as that – want to see Warden Andy swimming in a pool of ice water … well … get donating and don’t forget to send Warden Jay the receipt. And to add a little to the fun, the highest donation will be SAFE from being challenged by Warden Andy.

There it is. Now, head over to the ALSA website and donate today – the ice bucket drops on Monday at 1pm central – you don’t want to miss getting in on this!

Duck Hunting – March 13, 1998

by Allen Livingston
Stars vs Ducks March 13 1998

I’ve haven’t always hated the Ducks, after all it’s hard to hate a team that you beat on a regular basis (in the 90’s and 00’s).

Well, all of that changed on March 13, 1998… It had been a good game, the Stars were beating the hell outta the ducks five to one in the third period. And then all of a sudden, Luddy put the annoying Finnish Flash, Selanne into the boards, and he collapsed onto the ice in a heap. Yeah, Luddy might have left his feet and he might have used his elbow, but it didn’t look that bad. And pretty soon afterwards, Selanne got up and was fine. He went off to the room, but seemed to be ok.

Anyhow, I’d been talking to a new Stars fan sitting in front of me all through the game, explaining some of the rules and whatnot. Right after the fight they guy said it was time to go, that the Stars had this in the bag. I told him, you never leave a hockey game early! I’m sure after he got home and saw the highlights on ESPN, he regretted his decision.

What happened over the next 30 minutes was pure hockey gold, one of the most fun games I’ve ever been too! There were so many fights, it was ridiculous, the penalty boxes were completely full. From the Pat “little ball of hate” Verbeek to Guy Carbonneau, the Stars were having to defend themselves against a no talent ducks team, that wanted nothing but retribution. When it was all said and done, the ducks had just four players on the ice and two on the bench, if one more had been tossed, they would have forfeited the game.

In case you don’t remember, here’s some great game highlights, via mike8219 on YouTube

Let’s keep the duck hunting going for a few more games and continue to build into Stanley Cup Champions, again!

Go Stars!!

Game 5 Tonight!!!! It’s gonna be BIG!

by Beth

What a great week this has been!

Our boys came home and got two wins!

Playoff fever has hit my house BIG!

If these boys keep winning, I’ll be dancing a jig!

Game 4 was awesome with four great goals!

There might have been one or two more if they hadn’t hit the post.

What can I say about Jamie Benn?

He makes huge plays again and again.

Our guys are not huge, but they are gritty!

For the baby ducks, I have no pity.

I think Garbutt and Roussel have gotten under their skin,

Ruffled their feathers, even scared away their Fin!

Everybody ropes and everybody rides,

The Stars motto this year and it’s said with pride!

Each player is stepping up their game.

Hopefully within weeks, all will know their names.

Jordie Benn, Eakin, Goligoski and Fiddler….

They are more perplexing to the Ducks than the riddler!

Game 5 tonight will be late again.

Take a nap today, then stay up with your friends.

This is the time of year we never give up…..

The quest continues for the Stanley Cup!!!!

GO STARS!!!!

Duck Hunting: Call for Old School Stories

by Jay Leask
Duck Season

It’s Duck Hunting season and this is a SERIES now! Starting tonight it’s best-of-three, a task that doesn’t seem so insurmountable after our two-game homestand. What do you think?

In honor of the best-of-three series what are your favorite Duck Hunting stories? The Finish Flash? The Niedermayer Brothers (Brothers Forever, AMIRITE)? JSG? Nintendo’s Duck Hunt? (I’m a fan of my wife’s duck-noose, personally)

So – what’s your story? Email oldschool@starsasylum.com with your story or if you already have an account on the site post it! We’ll be publishing Duck Hunting stories for the next week.

GO STARS
Warden Jay

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