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Photograph by Trey Hill

The Stars had a great feature going this weekend, where they had Trey Hill taking behind-the-scenes shots of their Western Canadian Road Swing.

Trey Hill has a great style and I commend the Stars for hiring a photographer with style to do some unusual shoots. (I still love the twitpics from @DallasStars, too, don’t get me wrong.) We all have access to the Getty Images action shots from all the games, but it’s not every day that you get the kind of artful, unusual shots that Trey brings us.

I hope he doesn’t mind my using his water bottle picture for this post. It’s my favorite one from Day 1, although the shot of Brad Richards climbing the stair-car stairs with a Nerf sword slung across his back is a close second.

If you’re all into Twitter, like I am, you should follow @squarerootof9. He’s a good.

DallasStars.com has progressed by leaps and bounds this season with their content. They also had a very nice article about a kid that got to go on a road trip with the team. It was very touching.

And check out their “Raw” channel for pre- and post-game media scrums. I’m usually pretty easily distracted during those videos, trying to see what’s going on behind the player that’s being interviewed.

While I’m linking to stuff, don’t forget to read everything that Mike Heika writes.

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Well, hello there.

I’d like to send out a big, heartfelt congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks and their fans for winning the Stanley Cup this year. It was a pretty exciting Finals series and the good guys won. The Chicago fans were great and I’m extremely jealous of them.

I have a few random thoughts about the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs and I’ve decided not to try to arrange them in any kind of meaningful way. Just so you know, right up front.

• As seen above, and elsewhere, Patrick Sharp is a handsome, handsome man. He’s also a pretty good goal-scorer and a fairly good defensive forward and he shoots right and the ‘Hawks might have to part with somebody important next season. Just puttin’ it out there.

• The Blackhawks have a topnotch site and they pack it with fun videos. This timelapse video of the day of the Stanley Cup parade is pretty cool. You should check out their commercials and their behind-the-scenes videos. The Dallas Stars could learn a thing or two from them. (I’ll rant some other time about the slide into boring that the Stars site has taken.)
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Modano's AAC*

I have thought and thought and thought, all day, about what to say about that game last night and about Mike Modano himself. I just don’t know where to start.

So much has been said about what a great player he is. What a great guy he is. All I can do is agree. I don’t know what else to say.

Last night was the Dallas Stars’ last home game of the season. The team is out of the playoffs and they were playing another team that is out of the playoff and as games go, it was meaningless. Yet it was pretty much the best game I have ever seen in person.

Modano is at the end of his current contract and he’s going to be 40 years old in June. Yet he looks and skates like a 30-year-old. The Stars are missing the playoffs for the second year in a row and there is a new GM in town and a new “coach” and a bunch of new skilled kids that need playing time. Therefore, everyone is assuming that Mo will retire.

That’s how we started the game.

For the benefit of my family and friends that just read PK and don’t follow the Stars, here’s a quick run-down of what happened, as told to my lovely sister (in Keller).
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Kiss me, I’m Irish!

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I pick on Brett Hull a lot, I admit it, but he has done a ton for the Dallas Stars organization and don’t think I don’t appreciate it.

The Stars had a tribute ceremony before the game against the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night.

I wasn’t able to see the Blues game in person, since I was traveling, and I couldn’t see it on TV because of stupid Versus, but the ceremony is up on the Dallas Stars site. It made me a little teary, I’m not gonna lie.

When the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999, I was a hockey fan rookie. I enjoyed it and I thought it was exciting, but I had no idea what an accomplishment it was. I know that when it happens again (fingers crossed!) I’ll have a completely different viewpoint. I hope I get a chance to prove that soon.

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Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?
Well Dallas is a jewel, oh yeah, Dallas is a beautiful sight.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore

I’m back (in Dallas) after spending glorious, fun-filled, fall-foliage-filled, sight-seeing-filled, walking-filled week at Stately IPB Manor in beautiful South Jersey. I had a great time and I took a ton of pictures. I even saw a hockey game in a foreign building for the first time and it was pretty exciting. Pookie and Schnookie and Boomer were excellent hosts.

I’ll show you some pictures, once I get them all off my camera and up online.

And now that all the fun and excitement of vacation is over, I’ll try harder to post more about the actual Dallas Stars.

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There’s a new! Uh-huh! Hockey sensation, Uh-huh!

This summer is INTERMINABLE!

If it weren’t for this episode of The Penguins of Madagascar, I’d have gone completely insane.

See, it’s a retelling of the story of the last two Stanley Cup Finals between the adorable Penguins and the sewer-rat Red Wings.

Seriously. I’m not convinced the new hockey season will ever start.

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