2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

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2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:11 am

The season starts Friday. Might as well transition to a new thread.

Hitch's forward lines seem to be settling into place as:

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:59 am

I hope he has a plan B for when Benn and Seguin get injured in the first period.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:57 am

Ritchie has been selected as the player to *poo poo* on this season. So I declare that Ritchie will fail in the top six role within the first 10 games and be switched with Shore.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:01 am

We need Eakin's leadership.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:13 am

ScubaSteve wrote:Ritchie has been selected as the player to *poo poo* on this season. So I declare that Ritchie will fail in the top six role within the first 10 games and be switched with Shore.

I was expecting to see verbal cartwheels from you over Roussel being demoted to the 4th line.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:37 am

Ritchie really needs to GET LESS *fargin'* SLOW this season.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:04 pm

Shore is better than Ritchie for sure.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:23 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Ritchie has been selected as the player to *poo poo* on this season. So I declare that Ritchie will fail in the top six role within the first 10 games and be switched with Shore.


Nah, this season's whipping boy will be Hamhuis. Every mistake he makes will be connected to a superior Gaius Julius Honka sitting in the press box.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:54 pm

Somebody has to take over the job of staring bewildered at the ceiling after knocking the puck into their own net. Nobody stepped up in Goligoski's absence last year.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby slaps » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:01 pm

SaintAngerBH wrote:Nobody stepped up in Goligoski's absence last year.


In more ways than one.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:05 pm

I nominate Spezza as this year's whipping boy. All the ingredients are there: diminshed playing time on the third line, worse wingers once Hanzal snags Janmark, old age, loss of skills, lack of effort on D.

Hamhuis also, mostly because of the sight of Honka in the pressbox while our 2nd unit PP sucks the life out of the AAC.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:12 pm

So the whipping boys, by player group:

Forward: Spezza -- with an eye on Ritchie
Defense: Hamhuis
Goalie: Kari (old habits die hard)
KHL Failure: Nichushkin
Underwhelming AHL Prospect: Desrosiers
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:29 pm

Ritchie is a lot more likely to have a breakout year than a bad one.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:13 pm

You're increasing the standard by which he is judged at your own peril.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:22 pm

Yes. Ritchie will score at least 10 goals for the Texas Stars.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:29 pm

This is a pretty big change from a couple of seasons ago.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:33 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
ScubaSteve wrote:Ritchie has been selected as the player to *poo poo* on this season. So I declare that Ritchie will fail in the top six role within the first 10 games and be switched with Shore.

I was expecting to see verbal cartwheels from you over Roussel being demoted to the 4th line.


Being demoted gets a stern nod of approval. Cartwheels come when he's off the roster.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:12 pm

Troy McClure wrote:This is a pretty big change from a couple of seasons ago.



Time to knock the *poo poo* out of some people.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:27 pm

How do they know?

Aren't all weight stats pretty much made up?

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:10 pm

Yeah, but they're all exaggerated in pretty much the same way, so this works.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:18 pm

You guys need to stop talking about weight so much or I'm going to run out of Hitch jokes by November.
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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby 5minmajor » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:41 pm

SaintAngerBH wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:This is a pretty big change from a couple of seasons ago.



Time to knock the *poo poo* out of some people.


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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:08 am

Having the fattest team in the league prolly won't get Buzzer to start watching games again.

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Re: 2017-2018 Dallas Stars Playoffs Preseason Thread

Postby Dat1guy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:42 am

Knives Out wrote:Buzzer


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Re: 2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

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Re: 2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:40 am

Marc Methot has a gorilla avatar.

That is all.

Harambe?

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Re: 2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

Postby ToddM » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:44 am

Harambe, correct.

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Re: 2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:58 am

Topical.

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Re: 2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

Postby wonko80 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:22 am

Marc Methot is great so far. He gives awesome interviews and actually displays a personality. It's really an amazing concept that hockey players seem to not know about.

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Re: 2017-2018 Stars Season Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:31 am

Yes. It makes me long for the Brett Hull days. Even Sean Avery was at least interesting.
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