Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Landon Bow Recalled to Texas Stars

(Credit: Andy Nieutpski/Texas Stars)
The Texas Stars have recalled goalie Landon Bow to Texas. Aside from injury, this doesn't make a lot of sense to me. The Texas Stars have little to play for at this point aside from a near-flawless run the rest of the way. Bow was solid in his time in the AHL, but he still went 7-7.

Here's the release:
The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, announced Wednesday the team has recalled rookie goaltender Landon Bow from their ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.

Bow, 21, returns to the Stars on his second AHL call-up this season. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound netminder was 15-5-2 in 22 games with Idaho this season. His 2.25 goals against average and .929 save percentage both ranked second overall in the ECHL.

The Saint Albert, Alberta native has appeared in 16 AHL games with Texas this season. The undrafted Bow (BOH) was originally signed an AHL contract with Texas over the summer, and then signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Dallas Stars on March 10, 2017.

2 comments:

  1. Why? He was doing great in Idaho just let him finish the season and maybe get in a good playoff run in the ECHL. Why would you want to throw him in net for the Stars? The Stars seem to have already given up on the season and continue to leave their goalies defenseless. I know he can handle it but it doesn't make sense. He faced a ton of shots on a losing team for 4 years in Swift Current why put him through that again for no reason?

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  2. My thought is that Bow/Peters are going to be the go-to guys for Texas and NHL call-up next year, so they're going to give him some more quality time in the AHL. As for Lagace, he's not been getting any play time, so going down to Idaho will get him in net and keep him "fresh" as a back-up for Texas or as trade bait.

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