GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby One_Timer » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:32 pm

Trashville looks tired. Dallas needs to win game 5 in their building.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby One_Timer » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm

Don’t score boys. Save it.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby BigAl » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm

Bishop gave up a goal. Man, does that guy suck.
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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby One_Timer » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:47 pm

I was afraid they’d let up like they normally do. Nice resolve. Good series.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby slaps » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:05 pm

That was a lot of fun. I’d forgotten how loud the AAC can get in the playoffs.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:53 pm

Out skated the Predators just like the second and third periods of game one. Nashville piled up harmless shots from distance but failed to get the puck into many dangerous areas. They were repeatedly frustrated by the Stars killing any transition efforts.

Bishop had his easiest game of the series but was solid.

Oleksiak had his best game maybe ever in a Stars jersey. His physicality was a nice addition. He doesn’t need to go out of his way to hit people. He just needs to put himself in the way of opponents and use his size in the corners to win puck battles.

Hintz was fun to watch. His mobility on the PP needs to keep being used. With the extra space, he can take the puck all over the zone.

Zuccarello was his most physical since returning from injury.
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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby BigAl » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:10 pm

I don’t know if there’s an easy way to look this up, but I have this feeling that the 1st team to get a blowout win in a series frequently goes on to win the series.
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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:31 am

Yay we get another home game.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby B Kat » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:41 am

Secondary scoring and a potent PP. Check and check. Roope’s hit on Subban was an added bonus. Stars have played well in every game, they got a big reward last night. Keep it up, boys.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:28 am

I think Roope is our future and present #2 center.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby slaps » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:29 am

Still need another top-6 option, even if we re-sign Zuccarello.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:47 am

Nah we are good. You don’t want too much scoring.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:02 am

BTW, is there really even a chance the Stars re-sign Zuccarello? That would be enough for me.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:17 am

I hope so. He's on the edge of being an age where you worry about handing him a big contract taking him deep into his 30s, but what else do they do? Panarin is better and younger, but getting him is probably a pipe dream. At least you know Zuccarello has chemistry with these guys and is awesome now.

After Hintz, there's still no real help on the way. Maybe Robertson is super awesome, but chances are he's two seasons away from seriously helping the team even if he pans out as promoted.

Nill is going to have to continue going hard after free agents to fill the void left by his drafting. Nill is going to enter next season in year seven of his tenure, and the only forward he drafted playing every game in the top six will be Hintz.
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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am

If we got Zuccarello I would fine with looking more at the 3rd and 4th lines which IMO are not nearly as good as can be. I understand that top end players push people down, but I don't think we need multiple bank breaking additions. We are not realistically going to get much more high-end than that anyway, so smarter more cost effective changes would be good.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby wonko80 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:33 am

Nah, we got Comeau. We're good.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:42 am

Sadly, they are pretty tied up with contracts for these 3rd/4th liners. There should be turnover because their bottom of the roster depth is pretty pathetic, but it's not going to be as many guys as we hope. Even if they wanted to try promoting a few young players, they aren't going to have many roster spots open up.

Ritchie is an RFA and shouldn't be qualified, but Nill always qualifies everyone because he's bad at roster management.
Janmark is also an RFA, so same thing.
Spezza is a UFA and probably shouldn't be re-signed, but who knows.

But that's it. Of the bottom six forwards who play every game, we're talking about maybe replacing two of them.

Everyone else is under contract and is probably back next season. Colgiano, Nichushkin, Comeau, Pitlick, and Hanzal are all on the books for next year and beyond in some cases. Nichushkin is an ideal buyout candidate, but I doubt Nill does that because it would be admitting a mistake.

Even if all three RFA/UFAs are allowed to walk, the 3rd and 4th lines next season will be:

Cogliano - Faksa - Comeau
FreeAgent/AHLer - FreeAgent/AHLer - Pitlick
Nichushkin (scratch)
Hanzal (tying up cap space on IR while he tries to come back)
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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:45 am

Oh I forgot about Hanzal. *f-bomb*.

Ritchie should be gone.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:48 am

For a split second I thought he dyed his hair green, and I was all: "Wow, that's great support there". Then I realized the ambient lighting.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:53 am

Isn't all light ambient lighting?
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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:54 am

I don't know.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby mookie1010 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:55 am

Seems pretty clear that sending my family is the key to winning. First playoff game for the girls, and this is the result? Someone get a go fund me going for Monday's game.
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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:56 am

Also I didn't get to watch it in real-time. So maybe that was a key. But I did watch game 1 in real-time, so maybe not.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:58 am

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:00 pm

Can't blame him. Those girls have really nice shovels.

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby slaps » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:16 pm

So how is PK Subban's hit on Benn not a suspension, by the way?

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Re: GDT: 4/17, Game 4 Stars vs, Predators, 7pm

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:21 pm

He's a superstar. Duh.

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