The Dallas Stars were once a team that was well respected throughout the league. During the late 90's and early 2000's the Stars were filling the seats and winning games.
During this time, something else was happening. The Stars were building a fanbase and a hockey culture here in Dallas. recently, however, this culture has been changed. The Stars have destroyed their once fantastic game presentation and replace it with a boring, formulaic one.
The new goal song is garbage. It doesn't energize, it doesn't get the fans off their feet, and most of all, it is not unique. Not only do several teams in the league have the exact same song, but it is also a horribly veiled attempt to create a fan chant goal song like the one in Chicago. It does not work. Bring back Garry Glitter, bring back Rock and Roll pt. 2. Bring back one of the best goal horns in the league.
On that same note, another unique piece of the Stars game presentation has been destroyed. For some reason, Bill Ollerman has been asked to no longer say "One minute, one minute remaining in the (whatever) period." He now simply says one minute. Not only is this boring, but it further destroys one of the great budding hockey traditions that was beginning to grow in the DFW area. I miss watching the clock hit 1:06, and screaming "Hey Bill, how much time is left?"
Lets bring back some of the Dallas Stars identity. Lets bring back one of the best goal songs in the league, and lets bring back one of the few uniquely Dallas characteristics of the hockey game in Bill Ollerman's minute announcements. This is where i need everyones help. We should start a petition, or somehow get ahold of the Stars administration and see if we cant get things changed back to they way they were in the good old days. The days of Belfour, Hatcher, Sydor, and Modanno.