GDT: 12/27 Stars v S*xual Predators 7pm

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GDT: 12/27 Stars v S*xual Predators 7pm

Postby cdanew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:58 pm

No Hanzal, no Dickinson, poor morning skate? NO PROBLEM!

(Go Tiffani Amber Thiessen!)

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Re: GDT: 12/27 Stars v S*xual Predators 7pm

Postby ToddM » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:09 pm

Hanzal sucked, so addition by subtraction there.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:40 pm

Honestly, I'd rather watch Saved by the Bell reruns than this anyway...
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Postby cdanew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:28 pm

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Postby B Kat » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:31 pm

I'm not even worried.

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:40 pm

ToddM wrote:Hanzal sucked, so addition by subtraction there.

It's amazing how no one helps this team. No one.

Called Hintz back up - He put up three points in four games and got people excited, but then he did nothing for the next five games and was sent down.

Added Hanzal off of IR - he screened the goalie for a goal his first game and scores in his second. Ok, this is looking good to help the PP, right? Then he puts up all of one assist over the next five games and is hurt again.

Called up Guryanov - Flies around and nabs an assist his first game and shows a lot of flash. Now, he's been up for five games this stretch and has zero goals and two assists. Ugh.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:45 pm

You knew ahead of time that none of those guys would be any real help.
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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:52 pm

Of course, but I enjoyed the glimmer of hope each one provided at first before crashing back to reality.
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Postby wonko80 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:08 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Added Hanzal off of IR - he screened the goalie for a goal his first game and scores in his second. Ok, this is looking good to help the PP, right? Then he puts up all of one assist over the next five games and is hurt again.

Hanzal was never a hope to really help. Go look up his career stats. The most goals he's ever scored in a season was 20 the year before the Stars signed him, and that was an anomaly by far. Generally when a 29 year old has a bump in goals, that shouldn't be considered his new norm. So this goes back to Nill trying to sell his bad decision as some sort of solution to secondary scoring. No, Hanzal was never going to be that. He was and is a third line center.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:47 pm

Nill has made a lot of bad decisions.
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Postby One_Timer » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:02 pm

Decent first. I don’t think the Perds have woken up yet.

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:09 pm

One_Timer wrote:Decent first. I don’t think the Perds have woken up yet.

Kind of makes you wonder if Monty publicly ripping them before they got on the plane helped infuse some fight in them.
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Postby One_Timer » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:30 pm

Both teams have done a decent job of cutting the ice in half vertically between the circles. No cross ice passes in there. Nice goal by Mattias.

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:36 pm

The Preds are starting to pile it on.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:42 pm

Monty’s morning skate speech must have affected Jamie so deeply that he didn’t even make the trip for this game.
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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:45 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Monty’s morning skate speech must have affected Jamie so deeply that he didn’t even make the trip for this game.

He did. Didn’t you see him drop pass it right to a Predator?
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Postby One_Timer » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:49 pm

That pass was shameful

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Postby cdanew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:56 pm

One_Timer wrote:That pass was shameful


That's exactly what that line did in the miserable loss to Chicago before the break. Stop trying to be so effing cute, drive the damn net and maybe get a rebound.

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Postby cdanew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:13 pm

A little possession time in the Nashville zone would be nice.

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Postby wonko80 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:16 pm

Playing well overall against a good team. Keep it up.

Also, has anyone else noticed that Seguin seems to lose all puck battles along the boards? Not just in this game but maybe this whole season.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:21 pm

wonko80 wrote:Playing well overall against a good team. Keep it up.

Also, has anyone else noticed that Seguin seems to lose all puck battles along the boards? Not just in this game but maybe this whole season.


No, I was told that Hitch turned Seguin into a more well-rounded player.
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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:23 pm

Maybe turned him into a third tier “star” player.
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Postby wonko80 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:23 pm

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wonko80 wrote:Playing well overall against a good team. Keep it up.

Also, has anyone else noticed that Seguin seems to lose all puck battles along the boards? Not just in this game but maybe this whole season.


No, I was told that Hitch turned Seguin into a more well-rounded player.

Maybe that's the problem and he treats offensive zone board battles like defensive zone ones.

Seems like Seguin needs to watch some film of himself from the past and figure out his niche again.

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:39 pm

Wonder if Radulov is hurt.
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Postby One_Timer » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:47 pm

cdanew wrote:
One_Timer wrote:That pass was shameful


That's exactly what that line did in the miserable loss to Chicago before the break. Stop trying to be so effing cute, drive the damn net and maybe get a rebound.


Yeah, the cuteness needs to end. They protected the slot and the net well tonight. I thought they outskaked them as well. Badly out shot but most of them were outside. Not enough offensive zone pressure. Good division win on the road.

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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:47 pm

Really nice road win.
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Postby cdanew » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:47 pm

I've figured out the Stars' recipe for success. If they get 49 save shutouts every game, they just might make the playoffs.

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Postby One_Timer » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:06 pm

cdanew wrote:I've figured out the Stars' recipe for success. If they get 49 save shutouts every game, they just might make the playoffs.


Gotta pass the avs, then they’re in.

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Postby ToddM » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:08 pm

I really wish they wouldn't sit back every time they go up by a goal. Monty is more Tippetty than Tippett himself.

Also: the only two guys who scored goals tonight combined for 12 shots on net. Benn/Seguin combined for 3. Maybe more net drive and fewer dipsy doodle fairy passes?

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Postby ToddM » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:12 pm

Added bonus: literally every other team in the Central AND the Pacific wild card teams are shitting the bed harder than the Stars. Which is how we win two of three and go up from 12th to 8th with a two-point cushion.

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