Saturday, June 18, 2011

The June Six Six Hicks Good People List

We can't be all about negativity here at SSH, so we're going to try our hardest to say some nice things about some members of the Stars organization. We also didn't spend much time thinking of a title for this list, mostly because, as mentioned, we're not too crazy about these "fluff" things.

But, just because at heart we love everything that has a Dallas Stars logo on it, next to it, or associated with it, we're going to go ahead and start loving the fluff anyways.


Let's make this perfectly clear right now: Adam Burish deserves some form of captaincy. How important is he? The team went 4-11-4 without him last season. To put that into further perspective, the Stars were 38-18-7 with him in the lineup. Clearly he says something in the locker room before every game he's in that boosts them to greatness. We'd like to imagine it's something like "REMEMBER 2000!" or "REMEMBER THAT TIME MARCHMENT BUSTED OUR GM'S KNEE!" or, who are we kidding, "REMEMBER THE ALAMO!"

He clearly has a strong influence in the room, so you might as well make it official. He is, after all, credited with the creation of the Warrior Sword. That alone is worth at least an extra letter on the jersey. 

Plus, I mean, check out the Dumb and Dumber tux.

As far as we're concerned, there is no other picture of Krys Barch

Let's make something else perfectly clear: Krys Barch is never going to be an impact player with the Stars. That being said, anyone who's watched him over the last few seasons knows exactly what he has to offer (apart from images that will haunt Chris Chelios' dreams forever).

He also does something a lot more openly than any other Dallas Star. He tweets. And it's usually really interesting.

Much like Phoenix's tough guy and Twitter superstar Paul Bissonnette (aka BizNasty2point0), Barch proves that grinders and backup goalies are some of the only players in the NHL worth listening to because, unlike some of the league's superstars, they have something interesting to say. That's probably because they have a great view of the game from their warm seat on the bench.

Barch regularly defends good old fashioned hockey on his Twitter and, so long as he keeps on playing it instead of turning into an Alex Burrows type, he'll have a place on our Good People List.


Ralph Strangis has been the voice of the Dallas Stars ever since we here at SSH started watching way back in the day. His call of Brett Hull's historic goal in the early hours of a special summer day is the one of the most memorable moments of our lives as Stars fans.

Tack onto that the fact that he is undoubtedly the biggest Stars fan on the face of the earth, and you've got a lock for the Good People List. 

Instead of gushing, here's a collection of the man, the voice, the legend:
A young Ralph on Press Your Luck 
Ralph and Razor having a laugh 
Dallas' introduction to the greatest voice in sports 


I'm going to fight the Stars fanboy temptation to gush and just show instead of tell why "the third best goalie in the history of the Finnish Elite League" is on the Good People List.


If you need to ask why Jamie Benn is on the Good People List, you didn't watch the second half of last season. 

There are no words, only awe.

Apologies for the music. 

TOMORROW: The Three Gees and how they are going to save the Dallas Stars

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