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Friday, April 6, 2012
Gaglardi: 'A tough pill to swallow'

By Mark Stepneski

Here’s a quote from Stars owner Tom Gaglardi on the team’s season, mostly on the end and missing the playoffs. Gaglardi was in Frisco on Friday as the Stars held their final practice of the season.
“You have ups and downs and right now it is a down. I think to properly comment on it you need to take some time because the highs are too high and the lows are too low. Seven or ten days ago, we were really proud of what the guys had done in terms of we were the second hottest team in the league since the All-Star break. We put ourselves from kind of out of it into being in it, and feeling like we’re pretty certain we’re going to be in the playoffs. Then a stretch of games where we lost our mojo, kind of forgot how to win. For the most part, even with the rough ending, most of the guys worked pretty hard and tried hard, but the X-factor wasn’t there as far as figuring out how to win games. A lot of that could be the power play, I don’t know. It’s disappointing. I think we’re as good or better than teams that are in the playoffs, so it is a tough pill to swallow.”