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Cole Jones

  • joined Sep 14, 2009
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
  • posts 89
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I moved to the DFW Metroplex in spring of 1991 as a chubby cheeked adorable little 1st grader, after living in Alabama, New York, and Boston as a baby. Lucky for me, the Minnesota North Stars decided to join me a couple years later, thus beginning a love affair that lasts to this day. After tooling around rec-level roller hockey for most of my youth, I decided to give up my lofty goals of scoring a Stanley Cup over-time game winning goal, and settled into a simpler career as a Police Communications Officer and 911 Operator, who blogs about hockey on the side.

After founding the short-lived but surprisingly popular "The Other 6 Seconds" Stars blog, I retired from the blogging game. Rested and recharged from my down time, I decided to take Brandon Worley up on his long-standing offer to write for Defending Big D, and here I am... ready to share my undying love and passion for the sport to my fellow Stars fans and computer nerds.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Boston Red Sox
  • NHL Dallas Stars
  • NCAAF Alabama Crimson Tide
  • NFL Tennessee Titans
  • Boxing Jack Johnson
User Blog

Links: Avalanche to Pass on Plano's Seth Jones

39

Joe Sakic told the Denver Post that if the Colorado Avalanche decide to keep their first overall pick, they will not select a defenseman.

Links: Bruins Blank Blackhawks in Boston

8

The Boston Bruins are only two games shy of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years, as they shutout the Blackhawks 2-0 on Monday night.

Dallas Stars No Strangers to Marathon Hockey

7

Despite only being around for 20 years, the Dallas Stars have played in a quarter of the league's 20 longest games.

Links: NHL Award Winners, Bruins Even Series

18

A busy day in hockey sees the NHL announce their individual award winners, as the Bruins defeat Chicago in Game Two.

Links: Malkin Signs 8 Year Deal in Pittsburgh

50

Any hopes NHL fans had of their team stealing Sidney Crosby's second fiddle were dashed, as Evgeni Malkin agrees to massive extension.

Links: Blackhawks, Bruins Play One For The Ages

32

The Chicago Blackhawks win Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals with a thrilling goal in the third overtime period.

Links: Sergei Gonchar Came to Dallas to Win

91

The newly acquired Russian defenseman tells Mark Stepneski that winning games, making playoff runs, is why he chose to sign with the Stars.

Links: Blackhawks and Bruins Gear Up for Finals

23

The two historic franchises are set to face-off in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time against one another.

Links: Bruins Sweep Penguins, Advance to Finals

57

The Pittsburgh Penguins' season came to a disappointing and sudden end in Boston on Friday night.

Links: Los Angeles Kings Finally Lose At Home

33

The Chicago Blackhawks are within one win of advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Stars Embracing History and City in Logo Redesign

65

The new Stars look embraces franchise history without disregarding North Texas identity.

Links: Penguins on Brink of Elimination in Boston

59

The Boston Bruins won game 3 in double overtime, to push the Pittsburgh Penguins within one game of summer vacation.

Links: NHL to Mandate Helmet Visors

21

The league's competition committee overwhelmingly approved the motion to mandate protective visors for NHL players next season.

Links: Bruins Rout Penguins in Game Two Massacre

25

Crosby and Malkin held scoreless for the second game in a row, as Boston takes a commanding 2-0 series lead.

Links: Blackhawks Take Control, Double Up Kings

21

Two days, two games, two wins for Chicago in the Western Conference Finals.

Links: AHL Playoffs Postponed by Oklahoma Tornados

11

Oklahoma City's Cox Center springs a leak, delaying Friday's contest until Sunday afternoon.

Links: Canadiens Will Not Re-Sign Ryder

39

The former Dallas Star has been told he doesn't fit into Montreal's plans for next season, and will become a free agent on July 5th.

Links: New York Rangers Fire Tortorella

68

Add another name to the list of high profile coaches available this summer.

Links: Avalanche Might Trade First Overall Pick

186

Patrick Roy has advised Joe Sakic that the Avalanche should consider trading down for more assets.

Links: Blackhawks Force Seventh Game

20

The Chicago Blackhawks stay alive with a thrilling victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Memorial Day.

Links: Vancouver Canucks Interested in Glen Gulutz

88

The former Dallas Stars head coach is being linked to the newly vacant Vancouver Canucks head coaching job.

Links: Alain Vigneault Fired By Canucks

143

Vancouver Canucks terminate their contract with the winningest coach in franchise history.

Links: Stars Look to Expand Southwestern Footprint

105

Negotiations to put Dallas Stars training camp in Fort Worth are underway. Stars want to become the team of the Southwest.

Links: Roy In As Avalanche Coach?

38

Stéphane Roy has told the Denver Post that his brother will accept the Avs' coaching job.

Links: Eriksson Takes Home IIHF Gold

18

Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson's continued production at the IIHF World Championships is rewarded with gold.

Links: MacKinnon Putting On a Clinic

7

Nathan MacKinnon is making his case to go first overall in the upcoming draft with a strong showing at the Memorial Cup.

Links: Morrow Contributing in Pittsburgh

Former Dallas Stars captain paying dividends on a stacked Penguins team against the Ottawa Senators.

Daily Links: Hockey Hall of Fame Induction

2

The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted Joe Sakic, Adam Oates, Pavel Bure, and Mats Sundin in Toronto on Monday night.

Top 20 Dallas Stars Players Of All Time, #8: Marty Turco

We continue celebrating Dallas Stars history this summer as we move closer and closer to their 20th year in the Metroplex with a look at Marty Turco.

Top 20 Dallas Stars Players Of All Time: #11 Mike Ribeiro

We continue celebrating Dallas Stars history this summer as we move closer and closer to their 20th year in the Metroplex with a look at Mike Ribeiro.

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