Like many Stars fans I'm sure, it kills me how little press coverage and analysis the Stars get from "professional" hockey analysts on NHLN, ESPN, TSN, NHL.com, etc. This is especially agonizing for me since I'm from New Jersey and now go to school in Boston, my fox sports or nesn never has a stars update or interview on it, ever. I get to see the team I love to death in person once, twice, or at most 3 times when they come through to the east coast and they play the Flyers, Rangers and Devils (hopefully this year it'll be more since I'm going to their game in Boston). The rest of the time I have to stream the games online, which sometimes means watching french, portuguese, and even hindi coverage. So, it's a struggle at times.
The silver lining/blessing in disguise: I was on tsn.ca today reading about Carey Price's shaky start for the Habs against the Bruins and, going through the fan comments, maybe 3 Canadiens fans backed Price up for ONE shaky start in the FIRST pre-season game. This kid has great talent and awesome technique and can be an elite level goaltender. But, the fans and media in Montreal are absolutely ruthless and booing him off the ice in his first pre-season game? Absolutely disgusting in my opinion. It's disgusting how these sometimes great fans crucify a 22 year old kid for a shaky start in a pre-season game, most great goaltenders probably couldn't handle that when they were between the ages of 19 and 23/24. So while I complain and hate not being able to watch every Stars game without fail and not hearing Bob Mckenzie, Pierre McGuire and the like ever mention the Stars, I'm happy our players don't have to go through that. No matter their ups and downs, guys like Lehtonen, Niskanen, Brunnstrom, Daley, Morrow, and Ribeiro and every other player under a lot of pressure will never get booed off the ice and publicly crucified by their own fans and media about their play.
I sincerely hope Price gets traded or is able to leave Montreal before his career is ruined early on because of these fans. I think if he played in the west where there isn't as much pressure (except maybe in Detroit) he would quickly become one of the league's best goaltenders. There's a very disgusting and unsettling 2nd aspect of being the "best fans in the world" and/or the most hockey crazed fans.