Except the Stars pulled a Blackhawks and forgot to fax the information to the NHL in time before last night's game against Colorado. So Lehts stayed inactive for one more game, Peters skated in his place, and the Stars were able to overcome this snafu by beating the Avs, 3-2.
Yes, I'm as shocked as the rest of you are that the league still uses a draconian technology to communicate between it's teams.
He's just in disagreeance with this decision. And I have to say I'm agreeance with him over this disagreeance.
I like Peters and think he brings more to the lineup than Fabian Brunnstrom right now. In addition, Toby Petersen has played well with Mike Modano, so I'm not sure how keeping Brunnstrom in the lineup and moving Petersen to center helps, but Marc Crawford has been on a roll with good decisions lately, so we'll see what happens.
Ergo, Peters doesn't get knocked off the puck as easily as Brunnstrom.
Also, the aforementioned beat writer of the Stars and Michigan native will join another Michigan native, Stew Cedar, on Ticket Sports Saturday shortly. Highlights of the interview after jump.
Update at 4:27 pm CST: I was able to liveblog the interview that Heika did with Stew Cedar and Sean Bass on my Twitter feed. Unfortunately, I'm at work right now and can't copy and paste my tweets back over here. And since my tweets are protected, you'll only be able to see my tweets if you're already following me, so...
Among some of the highlights:
Heika was surprised that Mark Fistric wasn't suspended for taking Eric Nystrom's helmet and bopping him on the head with it.
He also said the Stars are just going to play the goaltender situation by ear for right now.
As for Ribeiro, don't expect him back in the lineup for at least another week.
He also touched on the Hicks' sale of the Rangers and indicated there's a small chance the Stars might be put for sale in the summer. I'm guessing this would depend on the whims of the creditors of HSG and whether the credit market gets turned around.
And last but not least, Heika makes the case that the Central Michigan Chippewas are the best collegiate football team in the state of Michigan.
Can't say I have a dog in that hunt.