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Through six games the Barons have gone through every facet of the emotional cycle. They began the season with a 7-0 beating by the Texas Stars, they fought the Houston Aeros in a classic nail-biter, they’ve delved out a return beating to the Texas Stars by besting them 10-1, and they’ve played from behind only to come back and push an OT and deep round shootout. This is the type of team, that albeit good, can wear the fragile nerves of fans. Yet to begin the season with a mark of 4-1-0-1 is quite impressive. Defensemen are gaining much needed ground, forward lines are molding into beautiful tapestries of offensive mastery, and both goaltenders are poised enough to give us a chance each and every night. The Barons, through six, are an impressive minor league hockey team.