In the confusing debut of Text Me Tuesday on a Wednesday, Brian and friends discuss Miro Heiskanen, Roope Hintz, line combinations, and popular NBC shows.
Please note these are actual text exchanges between Brian and someone in his phone. If you would like to be featured in a future Text Me Tuesday, please text, tweet, or e-mail Brian with the hashtag #TextMeTuesday. Contact information is listed below.
Without further ado, the first edition of Text Me Tuesday.
Falcon and Brian on naming Text Me Tuesday and on rookie defenseman Miro Heiskanen
Brian: Hey man. Working on a new idea for the site. Kind of a different take on the weekly mailbag bit. Instead of random questions from random people I want to share text conversations I have about the Stars. Would you like to participate?
Falcon: I’m in.
Brian: Awesome. Thinking of calling it Texts with Friends or Who Dis Wednesday.
Falcon: How about “You guys ready for Wednesday? … I am.”
Brian: Only four people would get it but it’s brilliant! What about Text Me Tuesday?
Falcon: I love it.
Brian: Might have a winner. Alright, back to hockey.
Falcon: Your thoughts on Heiskanen’s play?
Brian: I am impressed. More with his defensive game. We all knew that he has a ton of skill or he wouldn’t be drafted so high. His skating is great, positioning good, active stick, and really smooth with the puck. No panic in his game. What do you think?
Falcon: Agree. You are right on when you say he is smooth with the puck. Three or four times he used his reach defending in the slot and just steered the puck and player away.
Brian: The only negative I noticed is I want him to do a better job avoiding the big hit. He got caught in a vulnerable spot a time or two. I remember Klingberg having to learn the same thing his rookie year.
Calvin and Brian on Roope Hintz and line combinations
Calvin: Is Roope gonna make this team? What about Miro?
Brian: Miro, yes. He’s a lock to make the team and likely starts out on the second pairing with Stephen Johns. I think Hintz deserves to make the team and would be an awesome bottom-6 guy for the Stars this season. But we can send him to the AHL without exposing him to waivers. Smith, Elie, and Ritchie would all have to go through waivers. So I am guessing he might get sent to the AHL and be the first call-up later in the season.
Calvin: I like it. Who are your line pairings?
Brian: Probably start the season this way:
Benn – Seguin – Radulov
Janmark – Spezza – Nichushkin
Comeau – Faksa – Pitlick
Three of Dickinson, Shore, Smith, Ritchie, Elie, Hintz
Lindell – Klingberg
Heiskanen – Johns
Methot – Honka
Mom and Brian on The Roe Report
Brian: Attached is a link to my latest writing project.
Mom: That’s awesome! So will you send the articles directly to me or do I have to go and look for them? Haha.
Brian: Ha, I will send them to you.
Mom: I would appreciate that! That was a lot of info! How do you have time for all this research and writing?
Brian: Most of the heavy lifting was done over the weekend, but people say I have a sleeping problem so I write a lot at night.
Mom: Perfect! Don’t forget This Is Us starts again tonight.
Brian: (Insert GIF of a house on fire)
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Brian Roe is the founder and lead writer at The Roe Report. He spent five years working for the Dallas Stars and was a contributor at Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers, and NHL Intel. Follow Brian on Twitter @brianproe.