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

Stars vs. Ducks…..Playoff Game 4

by Beth

Wow, what a game on Monday night!

Our Dallas Stars were shining bright!

The crowd was loud, the AAC rocked!

And every shot launched at Kari was blocked!

Our team is alive, we fans have hope.

We have no reason yet to mope!

So much happened in playoff game 3,

Anaheim thinks the Stars play dirty.

But it was Getzlaf who threw the very first punch,

If you’re gonna play hockey, don’t be a wuss!

The Ducks have whined to the referees,

That the Stars aren’t polite, they’re not saying please.

This is the playoffs, the game is tough.

Don’t whine and cry if you can’t play rough.

 

The worst part of the game was a bad injury,

To Stephane Robidas, who used to be on our team.

Bless his heart, his leg broke again.

I can’t believe this happened to him.

I don’t feel that Garbutt intended to harm him.

Some things just happen, I’m so sorry he’s hurtin’.

For Game 4 I will be in the building.

I really can’t wait, my excitement won’t be yielding!

I’m hoping for a victory to tie the series up.

There is nothing quite like the playoffs for the Stanley Cup!

GO STARS!!!!!

 

Poem for 4/21: Playoff Hockey in Dallas!!!!

by Beth

Playoff Hockey in Dallas Tonight!!!!

 

Tonight the Ducks come to skate on our pond,

The will to win for our team must be strong.

It’s not easy to be down by 2 games.

But our team has been able to make some small gains.

I expect big things from our Captain Benn,

Garbutt & Eakin, Sceviour & Seguin!

Of course Kari will have to be spot on,

The energy will be high, there will be no reason to yawn.

There is playoff hockey in our city again,

We’ve got to get ourselves a win.

Put on your victory green and jump up!

The Stars are playing for the Stanley Cup!

EDITORS NOTE:
While this fantastic poem was written and submitted before Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarter-finals, I didn’t get into the system to publish it until this morning. Please don’t blame the author for my delayed publishing!
– Warden Jay
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