Brian Sutherby will make his Dallas Stars debut tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. And it sounds like Mark Parrish will be watching from the sidelines. Parrish just hasn't found a rhythm past his first game in a Stars uniform (remember that hat trick at the beginning of November?) The guy's pressing like crazy trying to do something. He probably needs to step back, relax and just play.
Joel Lundqvist will take another game off; he's still coming off that shoulder, and it sounds like he's struggling a bit at the end of practices after starting out just fine. The Stars get a three-day break after this game, and taking that sounds beneficial for him at the moment. Grossman's OK and good to go.
We'll get to see Niklas Hagman again tonight; I miss working with him in the locker room. The guy always had the greatest sense of humor. And I don't think there's any doubt the Stars miss his presence. Marty Turco referred to him as the Road Runner. He is a speedy guy, his skating was such a tremendous asset. And remember how great he was for the Stars' penalty kill, especially with the threat of a short-handed shot always there.
So what do you think, do the Stars miss Hagman?