Feb 26, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Mark Fistric (28) blocks a shot by the Vancouver Canucks during the third period at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Canucks 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Q&A With Blackout Dallas About Mark Fistric

The Oilers acquired defenceman and native Edmontonian Mark Fistric on Monday for a third round pick.

I watch roughly 240 minutes of Fistric per year (those are the games the Oilers plya Dallas).

What better way to get some information about Mark Fistric than to reach out to a few of fine folks at Fansided.com’s Blackout Dallas.

Thanks to editor Melissa and staff writer George for their help.

OOW:  Tell me what kind of player the Oilers got in Mark Fistric.

BD Melissa: You got a defenseman who is big, strong and throws big hits.   He keeps his position well on the ice.

OOW:  What are Fistric’s strong points?

BD George:  Physicality, throws big hits. Keeps his position well on the ice. Experience.

OOW: Where can he improve?

BD George: Could offer more offense to the team, Puck distribution.

OOW:  How will Mark Fistric be remembered in Dallas?

BD Melissa: He was a fan favorite and threw big hits. He was nice with the fans, always came after practices and signed autographs.

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BITS O’ FISTRIC

  • Fistric had 105 blocked shots in 60 games, which isn’t too shabby at all for a 6th D.
  • Fistric averaged a shave over 16 and a half minutes per game in 2011-12, which is also encouraging.
  • Fistric has a .09 career points per game average.  This shouldn’t be too discouraging, as there is scheduled to be a firetruck’s worth of goals up front.  I don’t know if I’d let him out of the zone with the puck though.
  • Another plus:  Fistric was used on the PK in Dallas, and he’ll likely do so in Edmonton.

I’ve asked and asked and asked for a real, live, breathing NHL defenceman, and the Oilers acquired one on Monday.  One who PKs, at that.

With Sutton out for the year, Fistric couldn’t have come soon enough.

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