Ed-die's Bet-ter ... Clap-Clap-CLAPCLAPCLAP!

Categories: Dallas Stars

We've seen the Rangers in the World Series and the Mavs win the NBA Finals, and on Tuesday I was reminded just how great a Stanley Cup run can be when former Stars' goalie Ed Belfour and current GM Joe Nieuwendyk were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

They'll officially be inducted into the Hall November 14 in Toronto.

When Jason Terry hit the long 3-pointer over LeBron James to clinch Game 5 of The Finals it's the loudest I've ever heard American Airlines Center. But still the most frenzied building I've experienced was Reunion Arena during Game 7 of the Stars-Avalanche '99 Western Conference Finals.

From the outset the Stars were more aggressive and Belfour thoroughly outplayed Colorado counterpart Patrick Roy. During the third period fans serenaded both with "Ed-die's Better!" Still get chills.

I know, with the current state of the Stars -- a new, no-name coach, no owner and a star player in Brad Richards who'll be the most coveted player when NHL free agency commences Friday  -- we don't have much these days. But we'll always have '99.

Belfour, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner as the league's top goalie, posted 484 wins -- third on the NHL career list -- and 76 shutouts during a 17-year career during which he played for Chicago, San Jose, Dallas, Toronto and Florida.

Nieuwendyk won the Stanley Cup with three different teams and finished with 564 career goals. Of course he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup MVP in '99.


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Jess
Jess

Section 108 Row M seat 10. Ticket still framed on my wall. I had my employers 4 season tickets because there was no budget to purchase the playoff option and the stars let me buy with my own money. Regular season price was $42, that game was $85(sitting directly behind Vinnie and Dimebag). I sold 2 of the seats on ebay for $600 a piece as the DMN had a headline article that day about the hottest ticket in town. Good times. 

Rooster
Rooster

My season ticket rep is blowing up my phone on a daily basis.  They couldn't possibly be more desperate to get people in the AA Center.

Storm_71
Storm_71

RICHIE SUCKS CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP. You said a couple of weeks ago the Stars where irrelevant your a hipocrite.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I like how you mentioned the Mavs championship in this post.

Mishon
Mishon

Hockey....Meh! I'd take the Women's World Cup over hockey. Sorry, but its the truth.

I predict that one of Richie's posts today will be a YouTube video of Dirk singing at his parade in Germany. Which is actually pretty fucking hilarious, I just don't want it to be a post is all.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Eddie Belfour was the shit...that boy good. But his Fubu antics and fighting at the Mansion were awesome too. I had season tix in 99 and that was the best atmosphere of any sporting event I had been too. Reunion was sooooo effing loud for home playoff games that year.

Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee

Hi guys! Miss me yet? Kristen told me that she saw on the weather that it was hot as hell down there right now. That sucks.

P.S. I haven't allowed a run in 33 innings.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

whats the offer?  More or less expensive than last year?  Im waiting for my call from my ticket guy, Im not a season ticket holder but I had an issue a few years back with some seats I purchased and they really hooked me up, but now they usually call me monthly to see if I want some sort of season package.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Slow, slow news day. Back to making a Mavs reference. How loud was it in '88 when the Mavs beat the Lakers a couple games at home during the Western Conference Finals?? You know, the one where JOHN MACLEOD was the coach!?? Next, you'll state that Quinn Buckner was the coach when you SUPPOSEDLY went to the 1st Mavs pre-season game in 1980.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

Richie caught the CLAP-CLAP-CLAP.

Mishon
Mishon

Tell Kristen to fuck off, but yes...I miss the hell out of you.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Hey cliff, I heard your wife was plumping up on the philly cheesesteaks or is that ryan Howards cockloads of cum.  Either way I hope she chokes on a pice of meat, and maybe when you guys come visit for the world series, we will throw a turkey leg at her for fun.

Rooster
Rooster

Current offer is $5 per seat more expensive than last year.  We lost our best player, we have no coach, and they're going to try to raise my ticket price.  Yesterday I told them not to call me back until they were serious.

Rooster
Rooster

I've had season tickets since they moved here in 93.  I've never seen them this desperate.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

$5 MORE?!?!?! thats incredulous.  This team is a team that hasnt made the playoffs in 3 years, isnt re-signing its best player, brought in an AHL coach has no owner and they want you to pay more.  Eff that, that is insulting to any season ticket holder of any lenght of time.  Hell they should be advertising lower than normal season tickets on TV, but they dont even have money to advertise on TV.  Im sure they will get there free advertinsing on BAD radio but thats it

Rooster
Rooster

They used to let you pay your tickets out in 2 payments.  Now they want it all upfront.  It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out they're desperate for cash flow.

I mean, you do read the papers, right?

Richie's douchiness
Richie's douchiness

How do you know that THEY are this desperate? Maybe there is a bonus incentive for sales and the sales rep really wants to win and its he/she who is pressuring you, not the mavs.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

no kidding huh, that was pretty rough!  What a start to the commenting day

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