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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:38 am
by ScubaSteve
Troy McClure wrote:
ToddM wrote:Jason 'Fat Piece of *poo poo*' Robertson has 8 goals in his first 7 games.

Not only does that lead the OHL, but outpaces the entire rest of his team, who have combined for 6 goals so far.

Now look up the stats on the most recent first round pick.


Maybe in three years after he chunks up and then goes to fat camp and loses it all, he’ll finally be able to be productive at the junior level.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:44 am
by BigAl
I remember all the false hope I had for Smith when he did something similar.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9038&p=395576&hilit=Gemel#p395576

Is a goal per game in the OHL a reliable litmus test for determining who will eventually be a top 14 forward?

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:49 am
by ToddM
No idea, but I think the more impressive stat is how he's outscoring his entire team. He also has 0 assists to go with his 8 goals, which is also a pretty strong indicator that he's the only real player on that entire squad.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 am
by wonko80
Or he's a massive cherry picker.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:42 am
by The Frugal Gourmet
He's probably such a lardo he doesn't make it back to the defensive zone.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:24 pm
by Troy McClure
BigAl wrote:I remember all the false hope I had for Smith when he did something similar.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9038&p=395576&hilit=Gemel#p395576

Is a goal per game in the OHL a reliable litmus test for determining who will eventually be a top 14 forward?

I look at it this way: OHL stats won't tell you if a guy is going to be great in the NHL, but they can tell you if he's going to be bad in the NHL. It's like a prerequisite to NHL success. If you can't be awesome in the OHL, there's no way you're going to be awesome in the NHL.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:54 pm
by Knives Out
wonko80 wrote:Or he's a massive cherry picker.

He's just massive.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:59 pm
by Jason


Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:42 am
by ToddM
10 games in, and Tubby Robertson is still outscoring the rest of his team, 13-11. He also finally has three assists, which is really not going to help him outscore his teammates when it all comes down to it.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:43 pm
by Jason

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:59 pm
by Troy McClure
Saw this tweet and got sad because it made me realize a constant of the Jim Nill era is the Stars not having players on lists like this. It's no surprise why they have no depth scoring.


Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:17 pm
by wonko80
Was Klingberg the only recent one ever to be on a list like that?

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:56 pm
by ToddM
And Brunnstrum.

Really, that list reads like a bunch of rebuilding teams or teams in cap hell.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:09 pm
by wonko80
What would you label Dallas as?

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:19 pm
by Troy McClure
wonko80 wrote:What would you label Dallas as?

Right there with every one of them. These are teams who have drafted in the top half of the first round more often than not and have plenty of ice time to give to young players who can contribute. The difference is their picks are producing points in the NHL while our picks are producing excuses.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:31 pm
by slaps
Relative to teams who have similar records of missing the playoffs, Dallas has to have the worst prospect pipeline in the league.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 am
by ToddM
wonko80 wrote:What would you label Dallas as?


A playoff bubble team.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:11 am
by slaps
ToddM wrote:
wonko80 wrote:What would you label Dallas as?


A playoff bubble team.


You forgot to say "has failed to reach the playoffs in 8 of the past 10 seasons." That's not a bubble team, that's a bad team.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:18 am
by ScubaSteve
We could have a pretty sweet playoff bubble bath with all the playoff bubbles we've accumulated over the years.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:37 am
by ToddM
slaps wrote:
ToddM wrote:
wonko80 wrote:What would you label Dallas as?


A playoff bubble team.


You forgot to say "has failed to reach the playoffs in 8 of the past 10 seasons." That's not a bubble team, that's a bad team.

80% of those bad teams have literally nothing to do with this year's team. You could even argue that this year's Kari-free version has almost nothing to do with last year's team, which was playoff-bound until Bishop went down.

I don't know why you guys are all bellyachin'. For the first time like, ever, we've got four of the 20 most exciting players in the entire NHL, the best d-man in the Western Conference, and possibly another one on the way. Our pipeline has actual scorers and goalies, instead of Yared Hagos. And we're playing uptempo hockey again, instead of Hitch's four-goalie system. So we lost to some overachieving Eastern teams. So what? We absolutely cleaned Winnipeg's clock in our only actual four-point game so far.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:32 pm
by B Kat
We do have some good players that have come thru the draft. But there have been quite a few misses as well. Am sure that's the case with most teams. But Miro is going to be awesome sauce, that's a coup and he's just 19 years old.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:38 pm
by ScubaSteve
B Kat wrote:We do have some good players that have come thru the draft. But there have been quite a few misses as well. Am sure that's the case with most teams. But Miro Val is going to be awesome sauce, that's a coup and he's just 19 years old.


-B Kat, 2014

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:18 pm
by slaps
ToddM wrote:Our pipeline has actual scorers and goalies



:comeon

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:33 pm
by ToddM
slaps wrote:
ToddM wrote:Our pipeline has actual scorers and goalies



:comeon


https://www.quanthockey.com/ohl/en/seas ... stats.html

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:48 pm
by BigAl
Oh, look who was #16 six years ago. https://www.quanthockey.com/ohl/en/seas ... stats.html

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:16 pm
by Troy McClure
ToddM wrote:
slaps wrote:
ToddM wrote:
wonko80 wrote:What would you label Dallas as?


A playoff bubble team.


You forgot to say "has failed to reach the playoffs in 8 of the past 10 seasons." That's not a bubble team, that's a bad team.

80% of those bad teams have literally nothing to do with this year's team. You could even argue that this year's Kari-free version has almost nothing to do with last year's team, which was playoff-bound until Bishop went down.

I don't know why you guys are all bellyachin'. For the first time like, ever, we've got four of the 20 most exciting players in the entire NHL, the best d-man in the Western Conference, and possibly another one on the way. Our pipeline has actual scorers and goalies, instead of Yared Hagos. And we're playing uptempo hockey again, instead of Hitch's four-goalie system. So we lost to some overachieving Eastern teams. So what? We absolutely cleaned Winnipeg's clock in our only actual four-point game so far.

Those teams have a lot to do with this team. Their failures put the Stars in some nice draft positions, but nothing much was done with those picks.

The roster now is full of those picks (Nichushkin, Dickinson, Hint, Shore, Smith, Ritchie, and Faksa), but none of those forwards are contributing any offense. That's a lot of draft picks spent from years of bad teams, and those guys don't like like they have any real potential to generate offense in the NHL. Janmark was added when one of those bad teams sold its veteran forward as a rental, and he's also in the not contributing bucket.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:20 pm
by Troy McClure
ToddM wrote:
slaps wrote:
ToddM wrote:Our pipeline has actual scorers and goalies



:comeon


https://www.quanthockey.com/ohl/en/seas ... stats.html

Great. A decade of *poo poo*, and all the only goal scorer to speak of is a dude who probably won't make the team until 2020.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:25 pm
by cdanew
ToddM wrote:I don't know why you guys are all bellyachin'. For the first time like, ever, we've got four of the 20 most exciting players in the entire NHL, the best d-man in the Western Conference, and possibly another one on the way. Our pipeline has actual scorers and goalies, instead of Yared Hagos. And we're playing uptempo hockey again, instead of Hitch's four-goalie system. So we lost to some overachieving Eastern teams. So what? We absolutely cleaned Winnipeg's clock in our only actual four-point game so far.


I like your enthusiasm Todd, but the best d-man in the Western Conference? Really? Subban, Burns, Karlsson, Josi, Pietrangelo and even Doughty all may like to have a word with you.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:52 pm
by ToddM
I'd take Klingberg over any of those guys, considering his skill set, age, contract, and on-ice results.

Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:59 pm
by BigAl
A lot of our problems would be solved if only Klingberg would step up and score 2 goals every night. But he stubbornly refuses to do so.