This morning, I flash back to that sad April day,
When the Anaheim Ducks abruptly ended our play.
The Stars were up 4-2 and things were looking fine…
Only 2 minutes left, everyone was having a great time!
But as fate would have it, the Ducks would score twice more,
Sending us to overtime…..and then once more they scored.
Out of the Playoffs, we were over and done.
That being said, that round one sure was fun.
Now it is a new season, some things have greatly changed,
New players have come but the sting of defeat remains.
I expect for the fans to be rowdy and loud.
Our boys still have reasons to be proud!
We will be on the lookout for dirty plays tonight,
I expect there will probably be at least one fight.
Corey Perry should wear earplugs to drown out the jeers,
And certainly Getzlaff, Smith-Perry & Maroon won’t get cheers.
The goal of the game is to play smart and be quick,
It’s Halloween, I want treats and no tricks!
The Ducks lost last night, I hope they are tired.
Ours fans will be loud and the crowd will be wired!
This season is still new, so I think we are in luck,
I don’t want any Ducks in the way of our pucks.
Our offense is solid, the defense needs to step up.
We must get closer to lifting the Stanley Cup!
This morning, I flash back to that sad April day,
Opening day is finally here!
Put on your jersey and grab a beer!
The summer was a long but busy one,
Time to test what Jim Nill has done.
The pieces of our puzzle appear to fit just fine, I believe we have four
Can’t wait to see the magic of Seguin & Benn, And I’m expecting a great year for
With the awesome addition of Hemsky and Spezza, Our opponents should be fearful!
Yep, you betcha!
Finally got Dillon and Eakin signed,
I really think our Stars are aligned!
I can’t say enough about Fiddler and Roussel.
They give our team a spark, I hope they both do well.
Kari struggled a bit in the pre-season,
But worry? Right now I have no reason.
We fans are super excited and hyped up!
Tonight begins our quest for the Stanley Cup!
EDITORS NOTE: This was pushed to the website on time for opening night, but I neglected to publish it in a timely manner. I will not let that happen again! -Warden Jay
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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!