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Defending Big D May 26, 2016
Alternative title: "A Tale Of Two Seasons" The 2015-16 season couldn't have started much better for Jason Demers. Dallas exploded out of the gate, compiling one of the best records in the NHL over the first few months of the season, and Demers was a large part of that success. One of the team's primary goals was to improve their defensive play, which had been a debilitating weakness the previous year, and called upon Demers to be a key part of that process. As I touched on in this article back in early November, the 27 year-old Quebecer was asked to do a lot of heavy lifting for the Stars...
Working the Corners | San Jose Mercury News May 23, 2016
The Sharks had a little bit of history on their side as they prepared for a pivotal Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the St. Louis Blues. The Sharks have a 4-1 record in the playoffs this season… Continue Reading → The post For San Jose Sharks, Game 5 an opportunity "to...
Cult Of Hockey | Edmonton Journal May 15, 2016
This just in from Dallas Morning News sports columnist Tim Cowlishaw, the notion that just maybe the Dallas Stars will be signing unrestricted free agent Jason Demers after all. Cowlishaw writes: “I am guessing they will try to keep (Alex) Goligoski. I don’t think they will make an effort to keep Jordie Benn although I […]
Cult Of Hockey | Edmonton Journal May 13, 2016
With Travis Hamonic now resoundingly off the market, the focus of the fanatics who follow the Edmonton Oilers has fallen on four defencemen to fill the team’s top need, a right shot, puck-moving d-man for the top pairing. The good news today is that Jason Demers, one of the four better bets for a right […]
Defending Big D May 11, 2016
Kris Russell and Jason Demers have struggled in this series against the St. Louis Blues. With Game 7 coming up tonight, they're gonna have to be a lot better if Dallas intends to optimize their chances of winning. When Jim Nill traded for Kris Russell, the idea was that Dallas no longer had to turn to their rookies. After all, Dallas was and is in win now mode. They're about to begin Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. Sure the trade for Russell was and always will be an overpayment, but that can be the price of safety. In this case, the safety of blueline depth with more...
Cult Of Hockey | Edmonton Journal May 9, 2016
There’s a lot of talk on the Oilogosphere that the Edmonton Oilers should be targeting Dallas unrestricted free agent Jason Demers. After a review of his play in the St. Louis series I can see why. One big caveat to start this post: I didn’t watch every minute that the right-shot Demers played in a sampling of […]