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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:08 pm
by ScubaSteve
Having played the fewest games in the NHL this season so far should have the Stars well-rested

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:09 pm
by BigAl
Or rusted.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:45 am
by ToddM

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:47 pm
by wonko80
Tanner Kero placed on waivers.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:00 pm
by Troy McClure
Bet he's heading back down to Cedar Park. He's not a useful player at all.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:19 pm
by BigAl
Does this mean Radulov is healthy now, or are we going to give some other generic AHL guy a turn?

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:02 pm
by Math
Depends. Usually, recovering from Novitchok poisoning takes a while and you have to go to a specialized clinic in Germany for some treatments.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:12 pm
by Troy McClure
Looks like Bowness figured out the problem: the guy who plays the least

Looks more like this wasn't clearly stated


Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:24 pm
by Troy McClure
The schedule reshuffling is done. Short answer: they're going to need to start experimenting with maintenance days. This is far more intense than the bubble's schedule.



Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:50 pm
by slaps
Razor just had "tired" tattooed on his fully erect pulsating member.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:19 pm
by cdanew
Yeah - that schedule is ridiculous. Not blaming anyone, but that is brutal. And it also assumes no other games are postponed.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:28 pm
by ScubaSteve
Good thing they’ll be safely eliminated from the playoffs at the rate they’re going and will be able to casually coast through the worst stretches.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:56 am
by ScubaSteve
What's the franchise record for longest in-season stretch between regular season wins? Asking for a friend.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:14 am
by Math
ScubaSteve wrote:What's the franchise record for longest in-season stretch between regular season wins? Asking for a friend.

Currently we're at 21 days. I found a 23-day stretch back in 2009-2010 but there was the Olympic break in between. Before that, it goes back to the Minnesota days where the team terribly sucked in the eighties. Got 21 days in 1989 and a probable 26 days record one year before that.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:47 am
by SaintAngerBH
Math wrote:
ScubaSteve wrote:What's the franchise record for longest in-season stretch between regular season wins? Asking for a friend.

Currently we're at 21 days. I found a 23-day stretch back in 2009-2010 but there was the Olympic break in between. Before that, it goes back to the Minnesota days where the team terribly sucked in the eighties. Got 21 days in 1989 and a probable 26 days record one year before that.

Bizarre that it's not during the "pesky" era.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:32 am
by ScubaSteve
6 games in the first 11 days of March. If I wanted to watch this many boring sporting events in such a short span, I'd be a baseball fan.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:47 am
by wonko80
Apparently Jim Rutherford is open to working again. Thoughts from y'all on him?

I like that he seemed to be able to replace parts around two aging stars they couldn't get rid of. I didn't follow Pittsburgh super closely though... does he rely on vets too much like Nill?

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:22 am
by slaps
Jim Rutherford thought Jack Johnson was worth a 5-year, $3.25MM AAV in 2018 so...hard pass.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:57 am
by wonko80
Great point. I guess that could be question number one in an interview. Not that Nice Guy Nill will ever be fired.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:43 pm
by Troy McClure
wonko80 wrote:Great point. I guess that could be question number one in an interview. Not that Nice Guy Nill will ever be fired.

Nill still has a couple of seasons left on his contract after this one. Bowness has one more season on his contract. Gaglardi isn't paying those guys not to work while also bringing in a new person with any name cache.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:10 pm
by slaps
And this season being fake and really really hard gives the Stars even more of an excuse to be OK with another lost season.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:00 am
by slaps
Interview with Nill:

https://theathletic.com/2420804/2021/03/02/there-is-no-hot-seat-stars-gm-jim-nill-on-rick-bowness-struggling-offense-and-more/

No surprises. "Stay the course." I do like that Nill's answer to his poor roster construction and lack of offense is "play better."

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:07 am
by ToddM
slaps wrote:Interview with Nill:

https://theathletic.com/2420804/2021/03/02/there-is-no-hot-seat-stars-gm-jim-nill-on-rick-bowness-struggling-offense-and-more/

No surprises. "Stay the course." I do like that Nill's answer to his poor roster construction and lack of offense is "play better."

"Aren't you worried about your offense sucking fat ass?"
"Actually, we're only below average (just don't look at our offense since the first four games)."

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:18 am
by cdanew
Saad mentioned it the other day, but I really wonder how much post-Covid syndrome is affecting some of the roster.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:53 am
by Troy McClure
cdanew wrote:Saad mentioned it the other day, but I really wonder how much post-Covid syndrome is affecting some of the roster.

I'm fully on the "Miro is a covid long hauler" bandwagon. His legs aren't the same.

slaps wrote:No surprises. "Stay the course." I do like that Nill's answer to his poor roster construction and lack of offense is "play better."

It's a good interview, but his answers entirely put every ounce of blame on the players. It's not coaching or the system. It's the players. He even made a point to say the players have been talked to about what they need to do better. Said Bowness has been great. This is the closest I've heard Nill echo the stuff Jim Lites said a couple of seasons ago.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:15 pm
by wonko80
He's never going to say anything of worth in an interview. He's too nice to publicly throw specific people under the bus. So the easiest way out for him is to blame the players as a whole because that can be spread amongst all the guys and even then he can build in an excuse of lack of practices and such.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:23 pm
by Knives Out
So Jamie Benn liked a Candace Owens post on instagram about protecting women from biological men in sports, and now the woke scold masses are trying to cancel him. Clown world.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:43 pm
by Troy McClure
Knives Out wrote:So Jamie Benn liked a Candace Owens post on instagram about protecting women from biological men in sports, and now the woke scold masses are trying to cancel him. Clown world.


Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:03 pm
by SaintAngerBH
This is why I do not do social media in any form except for this place. Social media is a stain on humanity.

Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:19 pm
by mookie1010
I’d argue that humans are what’s mostly wrong with social media, but I think we’d arrive at the same conclusion regardless.