The Texas Stars had a rough start to the beginning of the season at home. Now it’s not like they were playing terribly. They really only had one practice as a complete team before the regular season started. Once they get some games under them, they should look more like a hockey team. They did turn it around mid-week taking on the Chicago Wolves. They had seven goal-scorers in their win over them. Let’s take a look at the past week and how the Texas Stars did.
Down on the Farm Texas Stars: Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque shine
Earlier this week, I published an article detailing how well Stankoven and Bourque played so far. Now I’m not asking Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill to immediately promote them to the NHL. That would be like taking a tea kettle off the stove after five minutes.
Let them continue to develop while playing a lot of minutes down in Cedar Park. Now if we get near the trade deadline and both of them are still playing well, Nill might be forced to make a trade to bring either of them up to the NHL.
Down on the Farm Texas Stars: You get a goal! you get a goal! everyone gets a goal!!!!!!
After having a couple of losses to begin the season, the Texas Stars finally broke through and dropped seven goals in the win against the Chicago Wolves. Mavrik Bourque, Matej Blumel. Riley Damiani and others provided the offense this past Wednesday.
If you watch the highlights down below, that looks like a team that has practiced together for some time and the chemistry is starting to form. We should be seeing the prospects get back into the swing of things after a rough first week.
Down on the Farm Texas Stars: Lian Bichsel gets put in timeout
While the Stars had a good game against the Chicago Wolves, one player’s behavior kind of shocked some people. Lian Bichsel received a game misconduct for coming out of the penalty box to trade words with a Wolves player.
I understand that he was trying to stick up for one of his teammates but that can’t happen again. The AHL suspended him for three games on Friday for his behavior and it was definitely warranted. I hope he learned how to handle his emotions moving forward because the Dallas Stars could need him if a defenseman were to get injured.
Down on the Farm Texas Stars: Upcoming schedule
The Texas Stars are back at it again later tonight taking on the Milwaukee Admirals. They are the AHL affiliate of Central Division rival, the Nashville Predators. After Saturday night’s game, they fly back to Chicago to take on the Wolves once again on Sunday. I mentioned last week the Chicago Wolves are an independent AHL team. They then return home next weekend to take on the Manitoba Moose on Friday and Saturday. They are the AHL affiliate of another Central Division rival, the Winnipeg Jets.