So, who is Brenden Morrow and what does he do?
Some Advanced Stats
To the return, though, one thing I’ve noticed about Brenden Morrow is that while his season shooting percentage is 19.4% and that’s very high, Morrow has had some fantastic success in his career in regards to shooting rate. That’s not much higher than his career average of 15.6%. He’s a guy who has a good talent in getting in close and scoring from high percentage areas. The problem is he doesn’t generate a lot of shots from those locations and his goal scoring totals remain unimpressive for his career.
James Neal and Brenden Morrow
While Morrow and Neal played together, they didn't really "play" together.
2009-2010 breakdown of James Neal on the Stars:
Strange that Neal and Morrow got almost no time together.
In 2010-2011, in the time between Dallas and Pittsburgh, Morrow and Neal didn't really see time with each other, either.
Morrow can perform in the playoffs, and one would think, being he hasn't been there in a while, that he can't wait to get back.
What we've said about Morrow
From 2007 – Lights Out. Dick. Pens WIN.
After that, the Stars got a little bit chippy.
Brendan Morrow tried to kill 11 people
Went back and watch a little bit of the game. Morrow hit Armstrong not sure what we were talking about .
November 3, 2010 — Road House. PENS LOSE.
Morrow and Letang get in a fight. Letang has a sore hand and throws no punches.
Did Morrow break some unwritten gentlemen's rule?
Letang was mouthing off at him in the box, and there was a regretful look on Morrow's face. Bizarre again.
Here is the fight:
Pretty big bomb to Letang's face there. Yikes.
What the people who knew him best are saying
What did the Stars get from Brenden Morrow?
From day one he delighted Stars faithful, making the jump to the NHL from Juniors nearly immediately after a nine-game cup of coffee in the IHL. He scored 33 points in 64 games as a rookie and played in 21 of the Stars' 23 playoff games en route to that game six loss to New Jersey.
His ascendancy to coveted power forward and gritty leader was rapid as the Stars saw four Pacific Division championships during his tenure and multiple second place finishes in the West.
He played in 14 playoff series with the Stars. He leaves 2nd in Dallas Stars history with 43 game winning goals. He is tied with Jere Lehtinen at 243 for second most goals scored by a Dallas Star. He leads all Dallas Stars in team history with 1,203 penalty minutes. He's scored the second most power play goals since the team has come to Dallas (79).
All of that with nearly three lost seasons due to two lockouts, a severed wrist tendon and a torn ACL in 2008.