Kind of a late afternoon grab-bag here as we're all busy at work and the Stars have given us very little to report or otherwise complain about today.
Practice updates from today say that Karlis Skrastins is getting closer and closer and could be considered at this point "probable" for Saturday against Atlanta, barring set backs and restrictions from the medical staff regarding possible concussions symptoms.
One wonders if a week and a half off at this point in the season for the veteran Latvian might be a really good thing. For Matt Niskanen, however, it's hard to see as anything but a set back. The laceration in his palm needs time to heal and they can't quite put a timeline on it.
DBD Live Tomorrow Night
We've been neglecting our podcast duties during the busy holiday season and there have been some Wednesday games to contend with during this very busy stretch of schedule they just finished. (This is their first three day break since early November). The plan is to do a show tomorrow at 7:00pm CST on Blog Talk Radio. If you've never participated in the chat room during the show or called in (or emailed) you should check it out, it's usually a lot of fun. Where else are you going to get Stars radio around here?
2nd Annual Defending Big D Watch Party
We'd kind of like to do this more than just annually but it's tough finding times and places to get everyone together, so we need you to help us out. In the comments let us know if you're interested and the city you live in or the city you'd prefer to go to.
Last year we had it at Frankies (a really, really cool sports bar/restaurant) in Lewisville and that seemed to work out well. The owner is friendly to DBD and I would definitely put it at the top of my list of places to revisit in the future but we're open to suggestions.
We're set on Saturday, February 5th. Stars @ Flyers 6:00pm CST. That's the day before the Super Bowl. We should stay the heck away from Arlington and Tarrant County.
What say you? Who's in?