ECHL Report: Patience a virtue with Martenet, Desrosiers feeling confident with Steelheads

ALLEN, Texas — When it comes to prospects it’s important to practice patience and manage expectations. That’s especially true in the case of Chris Martenet. First, Martenet fits the mold of the the old — and often true — adage that big defenders take longer to develop. On top of that, the 6-foot-7 defender missed […]

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Stars Daily October 27: Checking in on Chris Martenet and Philippe Desrosiers in Idaho

I caught up with Idaho Steelheads coach Neil Graham on Thursday afternoon about a pair of prospects playing for the Stars ECHL affiliate. Defensive prospect Chris Martenet missed all of NHL and AHL training camp with mononucleosis, a diagnosis that Stars general manger Jim Nill said could cost the prospect upwards of two months. Surprisingly […]

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Stars Daily October 19: Checking in on Philippe Desrosiers

Dallas Stars goalie prospect Philippe Desrosiers picked up his second win of the season for the ECHL-affiliated Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday. After stopping 33 shots in a 3-1 victory Desrosiers now has a 2-0 record, 1.51 goals against average, and .949 save percentage in two starts. Getting sent to the ECHL and losing the out […]

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Stars Daily October 14: Texas Stars and Idaho Steelheads off to right start

While the NHL club is looking for better results, the Dallas Stars minor-league affiliates are headed in the right direction early in their respective seasons. The Texas Stars improved to 3-0 on Friday with a 3-1 win against the San Diego Gulls. Roope Hintz and Curtis McKenzie each scored for Texas, while Mike McKenna was […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Some (minor) Nichushkin clarity, future blue lines, and prospect talk

The mailbag is loaded this week, no need for an intro. Let’s just dive in… Could we see Valeri Nichushkin return to the NHL after the KHL season ends like Radulov did in 2012? — Brian Myers (@FlockofOxen) July 12, 2017 This a very good question and something I was wondering myself, especially after Vladimír […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Coaches, trades, Shin Soo-Choo, and Jamie Benn as Blade?

I covered the Texas Rangers extra-inning 1-0 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. About eight hours before the game ended in the bottom of the 13th inning, I ended up in a hockey conversation with Rangers outfielder/designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo during pre-game media availability. Choo had […]

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SYSTEM UPDATE: Goalie prospect Landon Bow amongst finalists for ECHL honors

Stars goaltending prospect Landon Bow showed enough in 27 games to earn a fifth-place finish in the ECHL’s Rookie of the Year voting, announced Tuesday In those 27 regular-season games, Bow turned in a 2.08 goals against average to lead the ECHL and a .933 save percentage, good for second in the league. Bow and […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Goalies, defense, an ode to the Steelheads, and a slider recipe

The Idaho Steelheads clinched a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs this week and seem solidly entrenched as the third-seed in the ECHL’s Mountain Division. That’s the norm in Boise. Since their inception in 1997, the Steelheads have never missed the playoffs and they’ve won a pair of Kelly Cups. It’s one of the main […]

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