Two posts by Caitlin in one day?
Well, actually it is possible! A lot is being said right now about what’s going on with the Stars. There’s a variety of theories I have, most being too lengthy to mention here. I could probably write a master’s thesis on what’s happened this season so far, but I think I’ll reserve judgment until we see how they play in the next two weeks.
There are two Stars-related blogs I check a few times each day: Mike Heika’s blog over at the Dallas Morning News, and Patty’s blog over at Penalty Killing. So today, I visited both to kinda check ’em out, and I see this over on Heika’s blog:
“Still trying to find out more about Jokinen. A trade could be possible, but I can’t confirm anything right now.”
I’m not panicky over this. I promise, I’m not. (At this point, dear friends, neither should you, incidentally.) Heika has confirmed nothing and this could just be vague rumors trickling down to the sportswriters, but there have been scouts all over the Stars like vultures over a fresh kill.
Yes, this team is having problems. At the moment, they have quite a lot they need to fix.
There are answers to the problems they have. However, I think trading someone like Jussi Jokinen is not one of them. Logically, Jokinen’s good at what he does, and he’s probably the best shootout specialist in the NHL today.
Discuss amongst yourselves. I’m interested to know what you guys think about all this.
If you had to trade someone on the Stars, who would it be?
Also, some credit goes to Loui Eriksson, who asked to be sent down to the Iowa Stars this week. Loui, we’ve had a very up and down, love and hate kind of relationship. But I also admire the fact that you willingly sent yourself back down to the minors to work on your game. That shows strong character, Loui, and I think it was smart of you. I’m really looking forward to next season to see what you can do – I think you’re going to be an excellent player, and you just need a little more time. You’re still young, and you’ve got a lot of years ahead of you. Well played, Eriksson, well played. You’re still Swedish Fish Mach I to me, Loui.