I set out to write something about the Stars third line. Reilly Smith, Tomas Vincour, and Cody Eakin are loads of fun to watch on a nightly basis. I poked around the fourth line to try to compare what's going on with both lines, when I realized how strange Antoine Roussel's first five games have been.

So, rather than force together a post that I have limited interest in, here are some of the weirder notes from the Stars early season stat lines from their bottom six forwards:

* When Smith is on the ice the Stars shooting percentage at even strength is 0.00. The Stars have yet to score a goal at even strength with Smith on the ice despite the fact that he has been flying around. In fact, only three forwards on the Stars generate more shots per 60 minutes than Smith. Those three are Ryan Garbutt, Ray Whitney, and Roussel.