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Defending Big D Aug 21, 2014

Dallas Stars Goalie Coach Mike Valley Talks Kari Lehtonen and His Backups, Part 2

Goalie coach Mike Valley talks size, competition and the future of the Stars' goalie position. In Part 1 of our chat with Stars goalie coach Mike Valley, we learned that Kari might have suffered from mental and physical fatigue down the stretch of last season and that the organization has an idea of just exactly how many games they want him playing in the regular season. The other folds of Valley's thoughts on the Stars' current goalie situation were on how the backup goalie position was going to impact Kari. Since Kari was brought in to Dallas, he hasn't exactly had people nipping at his...

Player Profile: Kari Lehtonen

We’ll start the Player Profiles this summer with Kari Lehtonen. Goalie Kari Lehtonen Catches: Left Age: 30 Height: 6-4, Weight: 217 Contract: In second year of five-year deal that averages $5.9 million per season. Coming off: A season in which …
Defending Big D Jul 31, 2014

Dallas Stars Goalie Coach Mike Valley Talks Kari Lehtonen and His Backups, Part 1

Goalie coach Mike Valley talks rest, motivation and opportunity with the Stars' stable of netminders. For all of us who saw Kari Lehtonen in Game 6 against the Anaheim Ducks in the western conference quarterfinals, when he and the Stars gave up two goals in the final two and a half minutes of regulation to let what looked like a sure win and potential Game 7 slip through their fingers, questions about his reliability in big moments arose. Let’s establish a few key points here first. Kari put the team on his back down the stretch of the regular season and it wouldn’t have been there...
Defending Big D Jul 30, 2014

Dallas Stars Daily Links: How Good Is Kari Lehtonen's Contract?

Lehtonen is often referred to as the Stars' most important player. Is his pay commensurate with his performance? In other "news," we finally find out what numbers the new Stars will be wearing after our long wait, we read about how the Stars and Blues are sort of equals now, and you can go vote for something somewhere else. Now that Toronto finally won the Daniel Winnik sweepstakes, the offseason is really starting to set in.  August is almost here, and the Great Hockey Silence is waiting for us like a high school soccer coach on the sidelines after you get red carded for screaming at...

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