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Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:01 am
by Knives Out
B Kat wrote:
Knives Out wrote:I will be attending Game 7 on Thursday if the Stars can win Game 6 ...

If happened. :)

Game 7 tickets acquired!

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 am
by ToddM
One_Timer wrote:
ToddM wrote:McKenna with 43 saves on 45 shots the day after sucking ass.


That shorty by Sheldon shut them up. Who is this kid? Very fast with a nose for the net.


Dries has had a great playoffs, and has probably earned some fourth line NHL minutes somewhere.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 am
by The Frugal Gourmet
wait. The Texas Stars are in the playoffs?

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:27 am
by Troy McClure
I can't wait for this Calder Cup to end. Every time I fire up Twitter, all I'm doing is scrolling past 100 *fargin'* tweets about the AHL. I don't go to Twitter for AHL play by play. I go to Twitter for breaking news, dick jokes, and hit chicks.

Maybe what I really need to do is stop following five Stars reporters who are all blasting out the same info in unison. The Twitter echo from these guys is becoming unbearable.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:35 am
by ToddM
You go on twitter to hit chicks?

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:43 am
by ScubaSteve
There's no way there are 5 people covering the Stars. It's three at the most.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 pm
by Troy McClure
ScubaSteve wrote:There's no way there are 5 people covering the Stars. It's three at the most.

I have Heika, Mark, Sevy, and the Dallas Stars official feed all tweeting identical info. Then there is Shapiro from the Athletic over analyzing every shift taken by a bunch of dudes who will never play in the NHL. Mix in those guys all retweeting *poo poo*, and you have hundreds of tweets for each AHL game.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:37 pm
by The Frugal Gourmet
If I could describe my frustration about this in one word it would be "mammoth-strewn".

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:04 pm
by cdanew
Troy McClure wrote:I can't wait for this Calder Cup to end. Every time I fire up Twitter, all I'm doing is scrolling past 100 *fargin'* tweets about the AHL. I don't go to Twitter for AHL play by play. I go to Twitter for breaking news, dick jokes, and hit chicks.

Maybe what I really need to do is stop following five Stars reporters who are all blasting out the same info in unison. The Twitter echo from these guys is becoming unbearable.


You do know you can mute certain words or phrases on Twitter, right? Even if you don't want to mute the person.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:09 pm
by ToddM
Troy McClure wrote:
ScubaSteve wrote:There's no way there are 5 people covering the Stars. It's three at the most.

I have Heika, Mark, Sevy, and the Dallas Stars official feed all tweeting identical info. Then there is Shapiro from the Athletic over analyzing every shift taken by a bunch of dudes who will never play in the NHL. Mix in those guys all retweeting *poo poo*, and you have hundreds of tweets for each AHL game.


Shapiro is at least interesting, writing about stuff no one else does. You could safely nix all those others guys and not miss a single *Dang ol'* thing.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:11 pm
by Troy McClure
cdanew wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:I can't wait for this Calder Cup to end. Every time I fire up Twitter, all I'm doing is scrolling past 100 *fargin'* tweets about the AHL. I don't go to Twitter for AHL play by play. I go to Twitter for breaking news, dick jokes, and hit chicks.

Maybe what I really need to do is stop following five Stars reporters who are all blasting out the same info in unison. The Twitter echo from these guys is becoming unbearable.


You do know you can mute certain words or phrases on Twitter, right? Even if you don't want to mute the person.

No, I wasn't aware of this. Holy crap. Problem solved. Thanks!

So I'll mute Calder. Can't really mute Texas or Stars. Guess I could add Cedar Park.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:13 pm
by Troy McClure
ToddM wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:
ScubaSteve wrote:There's no way there are 5 people covering the Stars. It's three at the most.

I have Heika, Mark, Sevy, and the Dallas Stars official feed all tweeting identical info. Then there is Shapiro from the Athletic over analyzing every shift taken by a bunch of dudes who will never play in the NHL. Mix in those guys all retweeting *poo poo*, and you have hundreds of tweets for each AHL game.


Shapiro is at least interesting, writing about stuff no one else does. You could safely nix all those others guys and not miss a single *Dang ol'* thing.

True. There was a time when they'd break different stories, but now all it became was three accounts all posting the lines from warmups one after the other. I never followed Burnside because I never saw him share anything I didn't already know.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:12 pm
by ScubaSteve
They are who we didn’t even care enough to figure out who they were.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:14 pm
by The Frugal Gourmet
I take it we won.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:14 am
by B Kat
ScubaSteve wrote:They are who we didn’t even care enough to figure out who they were.

Prolly pretty lucky to make it all the way to game 7 w/one veteran line and a veteran goalie.

Sorry Cody. At least it was a good game until late.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:19 am
by Knives Out
:gulp

And once again Scarlett was brutal.

And LOL only one penalty called all game (against the Stars).
The refs weren't calling shiiiiit for Game 7 and it was awesome.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:51 am
by Troy McClure
One prospect scouting kind of website ranks the Stars prospect pool 23rd overall, but it sure seems like they'd be at least five spots lower if Heiskanen wasn't on the list. Their overall grade for their farm system is a D.

This doesn't count the players just drafted because this ranking is only grading guys who have played at least a year post draft.

23. Dallas Stars, D

Rank (21.8)

The Stars scored pretty low as a result of having an underwhelming top ten group outside of Miro Heiskanen. The roster lacks any U21 players to boost the score and their overall depth is weak. Fortunately for Dallas they have several roster players recently graduated in Radek Faksa, Brett Ritchie, Esa Lindell, and Julius Honka that are all under 25-years-old which diminishes the sense of urgency to rush and develop their current prospect pool. Despite the fact their AHL affiliate had a long playoff run reaching the AHL finals, there is little help on the brink of joining the big club in big D from Texas. Peter Harling

There certainly is some disappointment with this potential but Dallas could have some size coming with their skill real soon. I don’t know if even Dallas fans are ready for how good Heiskanen is. Joel Henderson

Top Ten Prospects

1 Miro Heiskanen
2 Denis Guryanov
3 Valeri Nichushkin
4 Colton Point
5 Jake Oettinger
6 Jason Robertson
7 Riley Tufte
8 Roope Hintz
9 Gavin Bayreuther
10 Nicholas Caamano
U21 Roster Players: Noen

Other notable prospects: Jason Dickinson, Brett Davis


https://dobberprospects.com/2018-19-org ... -rankings/

There are only five NHL teams with no players under 21 on their roster. The Stars are one of those five.

My Heiskanen boner is about to pop. I'm going to lose my *poo poo* when he starts the season in the AHL all because Nill *fargin'* sucks at managing his roster.

The success of the AHL team was driven entirely by veteran AHLers. The players the Stars consider prospects were all shitty.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:08 pm
by slaps
https://www.defendingbigd.com/2018/7/3/ ... des-grades

But let’s consider worst case scenario. If Dallas doesn’t sign Comeau, would the risk of a prospect going bust in the bottom six be a tangible detriment to the team’s success? Unless the player is actively sabotaging the team each shift the way Zac Rinaldo does, or is doing stuff like this [edit - youtube.com/watch?v=Pi_eGSHViNM], I don’t see how.

So not only is there little risk in playing the younger forwards, but the reward is more significant than the on-ice results: it’s having a viable asset. Teams don’t trade valuable roster players for what-ifs (unless it’s a first-round draft pick). They trade them for certified contributors. Max Domi was an asset. Noah Hanifan was an asset. Elias Lindholm was an asset. Adam Larsson was an asset. That’s the value — no matter how superficial — of being a high draft pick with NHL experience.

Dallas could find out if Dickinson, Hintz, Smith, Heatherington, etc. are assets, but they don’t seem interested in finding out. Instead they’re intent on signing the next Adam Cracknell, Lauri Korpikoski, Jiri Hudler, or Travis Moen.

Unlike Dallas’ prospects, those players are no longer a part of the organization. Meanwhile, the players who have developed within Dallas’ system for years are swimming upstream.

Maybe that’s the source of skepticism. If Dallas can’t trust their young players to be tasked with roles at the NHL level, then what does that say about the organization’s drafting and development? As I said, I think Dallas will be sneaky good next season (call it Heiskanen’s Law, if you will), and I think having a coach let players play to their strengths with the puck will go a long way.

Free agency could have been worse. A lot worse. But why set the bar at kill-crazy dinosaurs in the first place? If the kids aren’t alright, maybe it’s the adults that need to resolve their issues too.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:10 pm
by ToddM
Yep.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:50 pm
by The Frugal Gourmet
That's a lengthy way to describe the most obvious thing ever.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:59 pm
by slaps
The Frugal Gourmet wrote: the most obvious thing ever.


Except to Nill.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:22 pm
by ScubaSteve
Dude, we’ve already found out. Every prospect listed here has a big bag of nothing. Otherwise we wouldn’t have had to sign a bunch of 4th line journeymen. Don’t act like these jobbers who have put up less than 20 points for three straight years just need more time to mature. They are what they are.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:25 pm
by slaps
Cue Todd with his example of one player in NHL history who suddenly exploded after 13 years of mediocre production and was thenceforth awesome.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:30 pm
by cdanew
slaps wrote:Cue Todd with his example of one player in NHL history who suddenly exploded after 13 years of mediocre production and was thenceforth awesome.


Vegas Golden Knights (ok, not 13 years, but sometimes players need opportunities and coaches like Hitch and Ruff aren't the kind to give those guys opportunities)

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:33 pm
by slaps
You're not Todd. Shut up.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:36 pm
by Troy McClure
cdanew wrote:
slaps wrote:Cue Todd with his example of one player in NHL history who suddenly exploded after 13 years of mediocre production and was thenceforth awesome.


Vegas Golden Knights (ok, not 13 years, but sometimes players need opportunities and coaches like Hitch and Ruff aren't the kind to give those guys opportunities)

William Karlsson is the strangest story in NHL history. He has never put up impressive numbers at any level, and he went crazy this season.

There are other late bloomers. Todd Bertuzzi. Martin St. Louis. John LeClair. But those guys scored in big numbers in lower leagues prior to hitting the NHL. Karlsson was just a dude in the AHL.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:50 pm
by B Kat
There is still plenty of hope for Heiskenen, Hintz, Tufte, Robertson and Caamano. Perhaps the goalies as well.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:00 pm
by cdanew
Troy McClure wrote:William Karlsson is the strangest story in NHL history. He has never put up impressive numbers at any level, and he went crazy this season.


If this was baseball I would point to steroids. I've got no explanation. The most goals he ever scored at any level was 20 in 38 games for a Swedish junior league team.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:03 pm
by Troy McClure
But can roids help that much with hand eye coordination? I get it with baseball where added strength can turn a fly out to a homerun, but Karlsson was scoring pretty goals.

Re: Texas Stars and prospects thread

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:32 pm
by SaintAngerBH
Angel dust might do it.