Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby slaps » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:35 pm

OK then.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:06 pm

The only reason Ott scored a goal in juniors was because he played with a non-old Spezza.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby B Kat » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Ott is now a bench coach with STL. Funny to see him there. Am sure he's still chirping.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:43 am

Big Dick Robertson now with 6 points in 4 WJC games, which has him tied for 3rd overall in scoring.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:36 am

Robertson goes scoreless in the WJC final, which America lost 3-2.

More importantly, Finland's game-winning goal was scored by Kaapo Kakko, which seriously is the greatest name I've ever seen.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:00 pm

So Gurianov goes back to the AHL for the All-star game, and just *fargin'* dominates, scoring twice. Here's the first goal:



Leaving aside that Woywitka-level defense, that there's a confident young man shooting the puck. If he could do that up here, instead of deferring to his linemates all the time, he could really do some *fargin'* damage.


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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:05 pm

Sorry, but I think we have enough of a sample size now to conclude that he's a classic case of "great AHLer, bad NHLer." Stick him in the Travis Morin file and let's move on.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:12 pm

ToddM wrote:Leaving aside that Woywitka-level defense, that there's a confident young man shooting the puck. If he could do that up here, instead of deferring to his linemates all the time, he could really do some *fargin'* damage.

Thank you for putting some responsibility on the player. I too wish he would step up his game and actually score in the NHL. Same with Hintz.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Sorry, but I think we have enough of a sample size now to conclude that he's a classic case of "great AHLer, bad NHLer." Stick him in the Travis Morin file and let's move on.


Tell that to the majority of Stars fans on the internet. They act as though he is the next McDavid or something. Why are Stars fans by and large so delusional?

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:33 pm

SaintAngerBH wrote:
ScubaSteve wrote:Sorry, but I think we have enough of a sample size now to conclude that he's a classic case of "great AHLer, bad NHLer." Stick him in the Travis Morin file and let's move on.


Tell that to the majority of Stars fans on the internet. They act as though he is the next McDavid or something. Why are Stars fans by and large so delusional?


They just want the time they’ve invested into following this team to not be a complete waste. I understand. But it takes some mental gymnastics to arrive at that conclusion.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby Knives Out » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:36 pm

On the plus side, Landow Bow is literally the only goalie in the NHL this season to have a save % of 1.000
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:48 am

Dellenadrea with a 5 point night, giving him 13 points in his last 4 games.


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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:13 am

Of course, if that had been in the NHL, it would have been 0 points in 4 games.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby cdanew » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:44 am

Glancing at those highlights, pretty much all within five feet of the crease. That is something the current Stars team does not do a lot of.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:33 am

Dellandrea's team is basically him and the guy he sets up for one-timers. Their recent 5-4-1 streak has bumped them all the way to 8-33-2.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:30 pm

In addition to his recent hot streak (now up to 48 points in 41 games after a slow start), Dellandrea can take a punch. And twenty more punches after that:




In other news, Guts Robertson now has 70 points in 38 games (33 of them goals), and recently had his 8th four-point night of the season.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:41 pm

The future looks bright for the Stars thanks to our amazing drafting.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:47 pm

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:The future looks bright for the Stars thanks to our amazing drafting.

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Our first rounders are the envy of the league.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby slaps » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:29 am

Awesome. Another guy who is awesome at the AHL level and fairly to moderately useless at the NHL level.
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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:03 pm

Yeah. Getting sick of those...

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:19 pm

Young guys generally do what their coaches tell them to do. If Monty told him to "stop hotdogging" and focus more on eliminating mistakes, then that's what you're going to see at the NHL level.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby wonko80 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:20 pm

Well that's a large assumption. Maybe Monty told them "score goals" and they've failed miserably at that. Monty is the only one who knows for sure.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:58 pm

wonko80 wrote:Well that's a large assumption. Maybe Monty told them "score goals" and they've failed miserably at that. Monty is the only one who knows for sure.


I see them staying back and playing conservatively, just like the AHL d-men. Maybe once or twice a game Hintz/Gurianov will streak up the ice with the puck... but then they usually look like they try to defer to an older teammate, and nothing comes of it.

Again: Confidence.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:02 pm

Monty is not the reason these guys can't score in the NHL. They can't score in the NHL because they aren't NHL-calibre. NHL-calibre goal scorers start scoring quickly and early at the NHL level. Roope will probably be a fine depth player as will Gurianov. But, they will never be in the NHL what they are in the AHL.

Nichushkin will probably be back in Russia soon. I don't see him even being a good depth player.

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Re: Texas Stars and Prospects Thread

Postby slaps » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:33 pm

Sean Shapiro pointed out recently that goal scoring is a talent. It's not any different than face-off skills or defensive stick-checking. And be it poor development, poor drafting, or some combination of those, the Stars just don't have any players with that talent.
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