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Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:00 pm
by Stars2099
It really is amazing how they've stayed in a playoff spot with how awful this roster is.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:28 pm
by Troy McClure
Sharks are dominating play so far. Stars haven't once had the puck in a dangerous scoring area.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:33 pm
by One_Timer
Troy McClure wrote:Sharks are dominating play so far. Stars haven't once had the puck in a dangerous scoring area.


They’ve had the puck?

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:35 pm
by Troy McClure
One_Timer wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:Sharks are dominating play so far. Stars haven't once had the puck in a dangerous scoring area.


They’ve had the puck?

Only long enough to dump it in...

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:40 pm
by Troy McClure
They keep finding new ways to disappoint on the PP.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:21 pm
by ScubaSteve
Another 2 minutes for leadership

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:27 pm
by One_Timer
Troy McClure wrote:They keep finding new ways to disappoint on the PP.


Bishop holding down the fort in this one. He’s being besieged.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:32 pm
by BigAl
There’s our one goal. Now let’s see if we can hold on for the tie.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:43 pm
by wonko80
Benn has had like 10 giveaways so far. He's just so lazy with the puck.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 pm
by wonko80
Wait, Janmark knows how to score? I figured he'd forgotten.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 pm
by One_Timer
Nice little flip pass to Janmark by Polak. He just keeps doing the right things.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:12 pm
by Troy McClure
Looks like the third will be drama filled.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:50 pm
by Troy McClure
Little tense clinging to the lead, but it worked. Monty mostly rolled 4 D as the game went on, and Lindell went over 28 minutes.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:59 pm
by ScubaSteve
I’m still shocked when we hold on to leads like this after years of not.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:01 pm
by One_Timer
Our vaunted secondary scoring strikes again. They got better period by period.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:09 am
by wonko80
Yeah, they looked terrible the first period but did get better. I'm surprised they got the win, so good for them for getting it done

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:42 am
by Knives Out
ToddM wrote:Really, other than nailing it on the Radulov signing, it's pretty clear Nill has had a terrible run of free agency. All GMs do to an extent, and Nill is not the worst by a long shot, but he's below average all the same.

You’re not wrong, but the Khudobin signing was fantastic, although literally any goalie would have been an upgrade over Lehtonen. Even Niemi. And I hated the Polak signing at first, but that guy is fun.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:52 am
by ToddM
I like Khudobin, but I also vividly recall Niemi being awesome for three months that one year, and then just collapsing in the playoffs and every game after that.

Polak is definitely worth one million dollars. But he's also been ridick lucky, too.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:18 am
by ScubaSteve
Polak is certainly overperforming for a guy who was supposed to be a 7th D. Lindell and Heiskanen are being asked to be a top pair and are holding their own. Everyone else on the blue line has no business even being in the NHL, so even just treading water would be overperforming for them, but they’re doing more than that. They’re downright decent. I’m still not sure it’s sustainable, but no complaints from me about the D now that Honka is permanently scratched.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:11 am
by Troy McClure
For sure, Polak has been a pleasant surprise, especially on the PK.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:32 am
by B Kat
Stars2099 wrote:It really is amazing how they've stayed in a playoff spot with how awful this roster is.

And yet another game the Stars pulled out two points. Mainly goaltending, but sometimes having that, holy *poo poo* we’re so screwed with this roster mentality, raises their game. The vets are playing harder and smarter and even those who have no business playing in the NHL are getting it done. Fedun? Please. But he’s been fine. I also think the coaching staff is really good, especially Bowness coaching the D and Todd Nelson could be a head coach.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:06 am
by wonko80
B Kat wrote: Todd Nelson could be a head coach.

Apparently he's not a PP specialist, at least with this roster. Good god the PP was awful last night.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:12 pm
by B Kat
Klingberg would help.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:52 pm
by wonko80
B Kat wrote:Klingberg would help.

Sure, but there's three players making 22 million who could maybe figure something out.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:20 pm
by BigAl
I wasn’t really paying attention to lines, but Spezza only had 9:56 of ice time. Is he effectively a 4th liner now?

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:05 pm
by ScubaSteve
Well, we have three 4th lines. I think plays on the second 4th line.

Re: GDT: 12/7 Stars vs. Sharts, 7pm

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:46 pm
by ToddM
Yeah, he and Hanzal didnt get on the ice mucj after that abortion of a first period.