My oh my but the Dallas Stars are in trouble. When you've got Mike Modano talking about antics he hasn't seen in 20 years and a goaltender calling out everyone else, there's trouble (although Turco wasn't mad about the Brenden Morrow gaffe right behind him that led to the second goal. Surprised at that).
And now they get five days to think about what kind of team they want to be. Well, some guys know exactly what they want to be, and others are angry at the direction this team is now taking. It's gotten nasty in a lot of ways, and it is going to be a long, long, long couple of days.
Coach Dave Tippett talked about evaluating players. Fine, but what do you do then? Where do you switch out players, and for whom?
This team does need to take a hard look at itself, and the whining's got to stop. We're starting to get into finger-pointing here, and that's never good for a team trying to forge ahead.
I get slightly aggravated when people always say it'll be better when Jere Lehtinen and Sergei Zubov will return. Yes, those two will certainly bring a calm that's desperately needed right now. But it's almost like this team is waiting for the duo to swoop in and save them. As good as Lehts and Zubie are, no two players can do that.
The entire team got itself into this mess. The entire team is going to have to get itself out.