2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Knives Out » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:00 pm

What a save by Johns’ butthole.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:01 pm

I’ve been watching closely and I couldn’t tell you if Radulov is playing in this game or not.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:11 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Is it a good sign that Hintz just got handled like a rag doll by Nichushkin, the weakest and least physical player in league history?

Nichushkin got Selke votes this season. It shows you how much he was trying to get traded or bought out last season.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:13 pm

Harley has been demoted already. He’s now down to the third pair with Sekera.

Never change, Bowness.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Getsmacked123 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:14 pm

They suck

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Math » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:16 pm

It's a 2-man adv. power-play. The gap between both teams seems so huge.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Math » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:20 pm

Nice cross-check of Seguin on Benn.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:21 pm

I love Lindell, but they’re asking too much of him. He’s not Chris Pronger. Putting him on the PP in Klingberg’s spot is excessive Lindell.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Getsmacked123 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:22 pm

Maybe this is their strategy, look like crap for these 3 round robin games and turn it on once the best of seven gets underway.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby slaps » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:40 pm

Hearing Faksa talk all the time about “third man high” drives me crazy. Crash the net. Overload. Stop worrying about preventing and worry about creating.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Getsmacked123 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:02 pm

They haven't had a 15 second offensive zone possession yet, it's 100% prevent.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Knives Out » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 pm

Knives Out wrote:This *fargin'* team.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby slaps » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:13 pm

*f-bomb*’s sake.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Getsmacked123 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:13 pm

Pathetic

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:20 pm

Smart move by Bowness to have them play like rancid ass in these games. As the lowest seed, they'll get to draw a cupcake like Arizona.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby slaps » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:21 pm

It’s almost like going all-in on old and slow And 100% defense isn’t a good idea.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Math » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:33 pm

ToddM wrote:Smart move by Bowness to have them play like rancid ass in these games. As the lowest seed, they'll get to draw a cupcake like Arizona.

As the #4 seed, won't the Stars meet the highest seed from the qualifying series? If so, they will face the Oilers if they go past the Hawks, and that will be ugly.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Getsmacked123 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:42 pm

Stars will play the best seeded team from the quilifier round.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Getsmacked123 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:45 pm

That's assuming the blues win one game. If Vegas beats blues tomm, Stars will battle the blues for the third or fourth seed.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:51 pm

Bowness needs to file an official complaint with the League. Colorado continued to play hockey after going up by a goal. I'm pretty sure that's not legal.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby wonko80 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:00 pm

ToddM wrote:Bowness needs to file an official complaint with the League. Colorado continued to play hockey after going up by a goal. I'm pretty sure that's not legal.

blolz

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:08 pm

Here’s the reminder that the following players have NMCs and will be on the roster next season:

Benn
Seguin
Pavelski
Radulov
Cogliano (no trade)
Bishop

Only Bishop is a guy I care about keeping.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Math » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:12 pm

You forgot to add a bit of salt in the wound by adding the number of remaining years on their respective contracts (with the $$$)

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Getsmacked123 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:13 pm

Stars seem to always suck against teams back up goal tenders, and teams starting goaltenders.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby wonko80 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:14 pm

Those players account for what, $40 million in cap space?

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:18 pm

Smart move by Bowness to go into the prevent to protect that 0-2 lead. Everybody knows defense wins championships.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:21 pm

wonko80 wrote:Those players account for what, $40 million in cap space?

Something like that.

Here’s the deal: this is a pretty good time for folks to reassess being Stars fans. This team hasn’t been a contender in over a decade, they suck now, they’re *fargin'* boring, and the future is bleak thanks to them committing the franchise to two forwards who were not the right guys to build a franchise around. Add to that an owner in major financial distress. This franchise is going nowhere.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Math » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:40 pm

That's exactly why I will always be a Stars fan. Struggling and masochism is part of my DNA as I am a Raiders and Cubs fan as well (and I'm not speaking about my hometown team in Switzerland because it's even worse, leading you straight on to alcoholism and drugs -- they beat the Flyers in the European Global Series this season and that's mostly it for their 98 years of existence).

Not to give an excuse to Nill, I think every GM in the league would have given Benn and Seguin the same exact contract back at the time. Too bad both of them were playing for the Stars.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:58 pm

#NotAContender

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby BigAl » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:01 pm

So, the only time I noticed Benn was when he tried to skate into the middle of 4 Avs on the PP, promptly losing the puck and allowing them to clear the zone. When he was 21 he might have been able to create something there, but now he’s too slow. Not just in the feet but also the hands.

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