Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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Postby 5minmajor » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:47 pm

Is it still going to be called hockey?
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Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:41 pm

That's just ridiculous. If you're testing them regularly and keeping them in a bubble, this is just insane overkill.
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Postby Troy McClure » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:44 pm

It doesn't make a lot of sense. If guys are going to spread it during games, it'll be on the bench, in corner battles, or in net front battles. Checking won't be it.
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Postby Knives Out » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:08 pm

The O has overtaken the Q as the softest league in the C.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:32 pm

Did Honka get even smaller?
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby B Kat » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:35 pm

Yes.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby BigAl » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:57 pm

Does that goal look less soft at regular speed?
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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:05 pm

BigAl wrote:Does that goal look less soft at regular speed?

I think that was real time. It looks like a 4 on 3 power play where everyone was just standing around.
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ScubaSteve wrote:Did Honka get even smaller?

I don’t think that’s possible.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:02 pm

Took all of four games for Dellandrea to get used to, then dominate, on the bigger rinks in Finland:

https://theathletic.com/2236408/2020/12 ... hl-roster/

...and then Liiga closed up shop for 2020.

I think a lot of Stars fans will be pleasantly surprised with this kid.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:33 pm

Troy McClure wrote:The Stars have one hell of a drop off at D after the top four. I guess we'll see if Harley even gets a shot this time. In his case, it's hard to improve much in only a few months.

I've watched all of Canada's WJC games so far and Harley has barely been noticeable. He's also playing on the 2nd pairing. That's no bueno.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:41 pm

Thomas Hardly?
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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:03 pm

The next Team Canada game starts in an hour on the NHL Network.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:15 pm

Like Jason Spezza on a breakaway, I think I’ll pass.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:20 pm

Knives Out wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:The Stars have one hell of a drop off at D after the top four. I guess we'll see if Harley even gets a shot this time. In his case, it's hard to improve much in only a few months.

I've watched all of Canada's WJC games so far and Harley has barely been noticeable. He's also playing on the 2nd pairing. That's no bueno.

Harley was just ok in his limited role, but he wasn’t flashy or exciting. No one would come away from the game remembering his play. Don’t think he saw a second of PP time. His passes were vanilla 15 footers or dump ins - effective but not really making things happen. He had one dumb moment when he to stood still on the offensive point when the puck was slowly heading his way and looked like a guy who froze when he’d have been better off either pinching or retreating. He never did much with his skates to the point where he was never really skating all that hard. His defensive play was as loose as everyone’s in the game. The one Finland goal went off of Harley’s stick when he reached it out awkwardly on a shot block attempt.

It is a fun product when watching the better teams. The offensive skill level is pretty high, and the defensive play is often chaotic in a way that generates excitement. The strange decisions and odd bounces keep the puck moving around the net a lot. Not like the NHL where a lot more time is spent in the corners and neutral zone.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:17 pm

Say no more. I’ll just assume he’s the next Klingberg and Heiskanen combined from here on out.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby wonko80 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:15 am

More like the combination of Klingman and Heiskala.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:31 pm

That's cute that they're trying, but if the NHL is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, this is rearranging deck chairs on a rowboat with multiple holes in it.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:52 pm

See the NHL players will probably get the vaccine in February. As professional athletes and semi celebrities they have inherently more value as human beings than the rest of us.

On the other hand, by my calculation AHL players should slot in around 2024.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:07 pm

Truth is pro athletes getting it before me is better for society. We need sports more than some jerk who *goddesses* about sports online.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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STRONGLY DISAGREE!!

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby Knives Out » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:51 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:I would rather lose 2-0 than win 8-7.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:54 pm

Knives Out wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:The Stars have one hell of a drop off at D after the top four. I guess we'll see if Harley even gets a shot this time. In his case, it's hard to improve much in only a few months.

I've watched all of Canada's WJC games so far and Harley has barely been noticeable. He's also playing on the 2nd pairing. That's no bueno.

Sorry to you and Math. I know you guys care a lot more about this. Man, the US winning 2-0 against a Canadian team who had such an easy time of every game up to the final... Has to suck.

Harley finished +14 but with only one point.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby Knives Out » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:10 am

Us playing the USA in the final was like Colorado facing the Stars after having played Phoenix.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby B Kat » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:33 am

Troy McClure wrote:Harley finished +14 but with only one point.

Good, he’s learning to play defense.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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