Stars Ups & Downs - Week 10

A much tougher week this past week compared to the last few for the Dallas Stars who went an even two wins and two losses.  The ups and downs this week reflect that as we have a lot more "evens" and a few 'downs' ... Not so much because the players have been horrible per say, but when you go back to .500 hockey after a couple weeks of pulling off a six game win streak, you're bound to see some guys trending downwards.

Goalies Trend Notes
Richard Bachman
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Saw some mop-up duty in Phoenix.  I suppose making four saves on the four shots you face means you had an ok week right?
Andrew Raycroft
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Struggled badly for stretches in three of the four games, but also had moments where he was the only reason the Stars weren't completely blown out of all four.
Defensemen
Trevor Daley
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Daley continues to play well generating a fair amount of offense from his rushes while still being defensively responsible.
Jeff Woywitka
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Easily one of the biggest surprises of the season for Stars fans in terms of how he's played.
Nicklas Grossman
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217737/down.png His lack of speed is exploited by teams with quicker forwards which was very apparent in the Coyotes game.
Matt Niskanen
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217737/down.png It's not like he's been horrible the past week, but he was a healthy scratch during Monday's game which is maybe an how much better Woywitka is playing as opposed to anything Nisky has done.
Stephane Robidas
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Had a couple of rough games against Chicago and Phoenix, but did have a nice bounce back effort against the Sharks.
Karlis Skrastins
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Back to blocking a load of shots and has been excelling in reading and anticipating plays in his zone.
Philip Larsen
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Played in the Blackhawks game and didn't really get to show his stuff considering the Stars only had one power play in the game.
Forwards
Jamie Benn
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Did have a very good game against the Sharks, but the other three games were nothing to write home about.
Tom Wandell http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217737/down.png Not doing enough to force Crawford's hand into giving him more ice time.
Adam Burish
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png The team may have had an up and down week, but it wasn't due to a lack of effort and hustle on Adam's part.
Loui Eriksson
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png It's very promising to see more goals starting to come from his stick.
Brenden Morrow
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png An "up" alone for coming back in that game against San Jose.
James Neal
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217733/up.png Goals in three of the last four games and four points in total.  This is the James Neal we're been waiting to see this season.
Steve Ott
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png No goals and only one assist, but Ott of course has his own ways of leaving an impression in each game even if he's not on the scoresheet.  Also See: Burish, Adam.
Mike Ribeiro
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Still a wizard with the puck and his effort against San Jose demonstrated just how dangerous he is when he decides to shoot more than look for the perfect pass.
Brad Richards
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png A handful of assists in the first couple of games the past week, but opposing teams are starting to give him less and less space to operate.  Automatic in shootouts however.
Brandon Segal
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Had the goal that sparked the comeback against the Hawks and has had a few nice looks at the goal since.  Finsing a nice comfort zone playing with Ott and Burish.
Brian Sutherby
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217737/down.png Sutherby has been playing?  I've hardly noticed to be brutally honest.
Aaron Gagnon http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Started his week well with an assist against Carolina and played steady - though nothing extraordinary - throughout.
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