2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

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2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:39 pm

The playoffs for the Stars starts with a three game Round Robin to determine seeding:

Dallas Stars “@“ Vegas Golden Knights - Monday August 3rd 5:30 p.m. | NHLN, NHL.TV, SN1, ATTSN-RM, FS-SW

Colorado Avalanche “@“ Dallas Stars - Wednesday August 5th 5:30 p.m, | NHLN, NHL.TV, FX-CA, FS-SW, ALT

Dallas Stars “@“ St. Louis Blues - Sunday August 9th Time TBD TV TBD
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Re: Stars Round Robin: Mon 5:30; Wed 5:30; Sun TBD

Postby Troy McClure » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:41 pm

Smart move, coach. Gotta keep the round robin opponent guessing.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Knives Out » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:09 am

LOL well played, McClure. I guess our record at the end of these three games will determine if you have to make the GDT for Game 1 or not.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:19 pm

As I said in the other thread, I don't get the point of these games. They're basically exhibition games since there is no home ice advantage.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby B Kat » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:42 pm

You do get last change if you're a home team and that counts for quite a bit.

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Postby Math » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:52 pm

Today this advantage faded a bit, every coach has a plan B (or C or even D) in such situations. When asked about what real advantages brings the fact to be the home team (It was Claude Julien when he was still coach in Boston I think), he responded: in a game #7, when there's approx. one minute remaining to play and the score is either tied or we are trailing by one and the face-off is in the offensive zone, I have the possibility to proceed to the last change.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:04 pm

SaintAngerBH wrote:As I said in the other thread, I don't get the point of these games. They're basically exhibition games since there is no home ice advantage.

I think some of the purpose is to have these teams playing some game so they don't enter the first round completely rusty. And then to make them competitive they added the seating element hoping it would help, but I don't think it really did.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby B Kat » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:05 pm

Wonder if Seguin is still unfit to play?

Read that there were zero positive tests in the bubble thru the first full week. I admit, I had reservations, but seems like the bubble is working. And a big thank you to Canada.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:12 pm

Segin and Cogliano are playing.
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Postby slaps » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:20 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:As I said in the other thread, I don't get the point of these games. They're basically exhibition games since there is no home ice advantage.

I think some of the purpose is to have these teams playing some game so they don't enter the first round completely rusty. And then to make them competitive they added the seating element hoping it would help, but I don't think it really did.

I think last change will have a bigger impact for some teams, like Dallas.

Also, just more hockey. Admit it - after so long without hockey, and at some point in watching these games, you've said to yourself some variation of "damn, hockey's cool."
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:08 pm

slaps wrote:Also, just more hockey. Admit it - after so long without hockey, and at some point in watching these games, you've said to yourself some variation of "damn, hockey's cool."

Agree to disagree
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:12 pm

Bishop starts.

The Stars also shook up the lines they used through camp and the exhibition game.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:40 pm

This is the first time I've seen players actually take a knee during the anthem.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:43 pm

Kari Lehtonen sighting.

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Postby Math » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:44 pm

Haha, Stars allowing the first goal on the first shot to begin the competition. Business as usual.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby BigAl » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:44 pm

Well, it was a good run while it lasted.
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Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:45 pm

BigAl wrote:Well, it was a good run while it lasted.

Picking up where they left off in March.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby wonko80 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:46 pm

Bishop knows this isn't preseason, right?

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:47 pm

His rate of Kari games was steadily increasing all year.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm

Corey Perry remains a net negative player. He shouldn’t even be on the roster.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:05 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Corey Perry remains a net negative player. He shouldn’t even be on the roster.

Agreed. He contributes nothing and takes stupid penalties.

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Postby ToddM » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:17 pm

Bowness: "Yes, but he's also really slow and old."

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:23 pm

What would you rather do? You can’t undo 15 years of whiffing on draft picks, so what are you going to do? Play Dowling?
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Postby ToddM » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:24 pm

Remember when Dowling centered Benn and Seguin, and he/they *fargin'* rocked?

That was a fun game and a half.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Math » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:28 pm

And it was acknowledged that Dowling had a brain.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:37 pm

"The Stars are pouring it on here..."

And getting absolutely nothing out of it as usual.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:38 pm

Yep, tons of great nonthreatening zone time on the perimeter that culminates with Hintz punishing the glass behind the goal.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:42 pm

Our goal horn sounds weird in Edmonton lol.

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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:43 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:What would you rather do? You can’t undo 15 years of whiffing on draft picks, so what are you going to do? Play Dowling?

I’ll take guy who does nothing while taking no penalties over guy who does nothing while taking penalties over guy.
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Re: 2019-2020 Stars RR & Playoff Thread

Postby wonko80 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:43 pm

Finally, a garbage goal, which I'm fine taking. Those usually mean you are at least around the net trying to make passes. That's a huge upgrade over shots from the perimiter.

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