There probably hasn’t been enough made about the Dallas Stars’ unmitigated disaster of a season, going from 109 points and a division title to 73 points in 75 games thus far. Lambert took a hard look at what the Stars could and should do on the ice this offseason, but what about behind the bench? When the local media treat the firing of a head coach as a formality, one trends to treat it as such.
In the last two months, there have been three incidents that have given people pause about the NHL’s goalie concussion protocol. The first was Mike Smith of the Arizona Coyotes, who was forced from a game due to the protocol despite not having a concussion. It’s just a two-minute penalty to get your starting goalie out?
Here's tonight's projected lines for the Flames as they take on the Avalanche. FORWARDS Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Micheal Ferland Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Kris Versteeg - Matt Stajan - Troy Brouwer Lance Bouma - Sam Bennett - Alex Chiasson DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Michael Stone Matt Bartkowski - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER