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Dallas Stars 2010-11 Season Grades: Krys Barch

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Once again it's that time of year here on Defending Big D where we take a look at each player that suited up for 25 or more games this season (and are still with the team) and take a look back at their season. What was good about it, what wasn't so good, and the lasting impression they left us as we go into summer.

Krys Barch

#13 / Right Wing / Dallas Stars



Mar 26, 1980

G A P +/- PIM
2010 - Krys Barch 2 1 3 -7 80

Key Stat: 10 - Penalty minutes served in minor penalties for Mr. Barch. The other 70 penalty minutes came in the form of fighting majors (12) and major misconducts (1)

The Good: When Barch is in the lineup and playing over five minutes in a game, he can be an effective energy guy with his physical play. He also isn't afraid to drop the gloves with anyone in the league although an injury to his eye limited that ability in the second half of the season.

The Bad: Barch can hold his own when it comes to fighting, but it's been many years since Barch last convincingly won a fight in such a manner that made his fellow fighters sit up and take notice. Obviously there isn't much offensive skill to Barch's game either which limits his time on ice.

The Bottom Line: Krys has one more year of his two year, 837 thousand dollar contract left and it'll be interesting to see how a new coaching staff will utilize his talents. Barch, when he's on his game can be a valuable third or fourth line energy guy and can be an enforcer that can take care of business when the more skilled Stars are being harassed by opposing goons.

The Vote: Rate Barch below on a scale of A to F (A being the best of course) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season.