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Defending Big D Apr 26, 2016

Trying Radek Faksa at Center with Jamie Benn Instead of Cody Eakin is Not Crazy

Cody Eakin struggled during the regular season. He's doing okay with Jamie Benn and Patrick Sharp, but might Radek Faksa be even better? On what basis can I make the claim that Cody Eakin doesn't belong next to Jamie Benn? Am I a former hockey player? No. My knowledge of hockey comes from a bunch of annoying kids being coached by Emilio Estevez. Have I ever played the game? Not unless playing in the parking lot with roller blades and Primus count. In other words, I'm no expert. I'm just your average hockey fan who wants to understand the game I love. But a critical eye doesn't need a...
Defending Big D Apr 26, 2016

Proper Care and Feeding of Your Beast (Mode Benn)

Jamie Benn led the NHL in points in the first round but was actually pretty quiet, for him. For a player that is currently leading the NHL in playoff points, a lot has been made of Jamie Benn's relatively "quiet" first round for the Dallas Stars. And while it's true that he did score four goals in this series, his assists and playmaking ability were largely shut down by the Minnesota Wild. All six of those assists were of the secondary variety. What he did well I mean, there's the obvious one. Benn led the Stars in points in the first round, though Jason Spezza was only one point behind....
Defending Big D Apr 17, 2016

Video Replay: Jamie Benn's Beautiful Game 2 Breakaway Goal

The Dainty Barbarian strikes again If you were to design the ideal hockey player from scratch, what attributes would you look to include? Size? Skating? Hands? Determination? All of the above? To the best of our knowledge, Jamie Benn is a real human being (and a Real Hero) born from real human parents, not some sort of cybernetic hockey-playing machine cooked up in a lab by an evil scientist. And yet, Benn is arguably the closest example that you could find in the NHL of a complete hockey player. Hockey fans were treated to a pristine example of Benn's on-ice prowess in the Dallas Stars'...
Defending Big D Apr 15, 2016

Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Difference Between 2015 and 2016 Is All Over the Stars' Game 1 Performance

The Stars "don't doubt ourselves," says The Captain. Plus, Ric Flair has a message for Our Gang, and you aren't ready for the #StanleyPupPlayoffs. Are you tired of hearing about the Dallas Stars' statement win over the Minnesota Wild last night? No? All righty, then. Mike Heika writes that the team delivered exactly the kind of game they needed to banish their playoff demons and show they mean business. The Captain, it seems, knew they could do it. "We showed what we can do," said captain Jamie Benn, who had a goal and two assists. "We're committed to play defense in here. I know there are...
Artic Ice Hockey Apr 14, 2016

Cole's Playoff Preview

The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally upon us. They start tonight. Even though there are no Canadian teams participating this season (only good ones, zing!), it should be a great spectacle as always. And here I am, with a bit of a primer on each series. I'll go over each season series (Reg. W, OTW, OTL, Reg. L for high seed), key injuries, how each team did down the stretch, and other details I feel worth mentioning. Western Conference Dallas Stars (CT-1) vs Minnesota Wild (WC-2) (Season Series: 1-3-1-0 Dallas) The Stars finished with 50 wins and 109 points. Winger Jamie Benn just...
Defending Big D Apr 13, 2016

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jamie Benn's Hart Trophy Case Is Heating Up

Elliotte Friedman states the case for The Captain's candidacy. Plus, NHL.com names the Stars' postseason X-factor, and Dallas sports stars support each other sartorially. Even as the hockey world prepares for the Stanley Cup playoffs, professional hockey writers are being asked to complete their ballots for the league's postseason awards. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet offered some insight into the process, and into the increasingly high-profile presence of Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn in these ever-so-private conversations. Without revealing whether he voted for Benn or Patrick Kane,...
Defending Big D Apr 3, 2016

Elder Benn and Junior Benn Overthrow Quick and the Kings in 3-2 Victory: Six Easy Tweets

The Benn Brothers each scored a goal en route to one of the most playoff feeling regular season games of the 205-2016 season as Dallas continues marching towards 1st in the Western Conference. Dallas is now 7-2-1 in their last ten games. The only teams hotter heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs are the Pittsburgh Penguins (9-1...better watch your backs Washington), and the Philadelphia Flyers. Sure I'm biased, but 7-2-1 in the Western Conference is just more impressive. Along with netting a Lindy Ruff milestone, this game had pretty much everything. 1. Anterior Bennetration Jamie Benn...
Defending Big D Apr 2, 2016

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jamie Benn and the Hart Trophy Race

Does Jamie Benn have a chance at winning the Hart? Plus, the Stars battle the Kings this afternoon, and Tyler Seguin will be skating soon. Although most of the Hart Trophy debate this season has centered around Braden Holtby and Patrick Kane, Sports Illustrated's Allan Muir is making the case that Stars captain Jamie Benn should take home the hardware. ​Benn sets the tone for his team with every aspect of his play. He's a show-not-tell type of captain. When the Stars needs a jolt, he ramps up his physical play (team-leading 146 hits). When a message needs to be sent, he'll drop the...

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