2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

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Postby Knives Out » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:53 pm

Dellandrea to Cedar Park. Welp.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:09 pm

No surprise. Whenever he does manage to get into the lineup, he has been noticeably the worst player on the ice on an already weak roster.
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Postby Troy McClure » Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:18 pm

Yeah, he probably needs to spend next season in the AHL as well. The speed of the game was always well ahead of him.
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Postby wonko80 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:30 pm

He had a decent first few games, but then got worse and worse. Not sure whether he was riding high on emotion/adrenaline or if other NHLers were still getting up to speed so he was able to compete.

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Postby slaps » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:22 pm

I think probably the latter. It's a weird year and I'm sure it took NHL'ers a few games to get their sea legs under them.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:08 pm

We remain 2 points out, with 2 games in hand.

And Robo is now 1 point back of the rookie lead with three less games played.

Our 7 remaining games are all on the road. Nashville does not play again until we face them on Saturday (they'll be well rested and at home LOL), so our game in Tampa (LOL) on Thursday will burn off one of our games in hand ...
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:13 pm

Our best hope is Tampa and Florida start sitting good players to rest and coast into the playoffs making those more winnable games. Or what’ll really happen is Kucherov gets activated and lights the Stars up.
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Postby Knives Out » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:14 pm

Although Kucherov is healthy enough to play now, they can't activate him until the playoffs start. That is how they've been circumventing the cap this season ...
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Postby Troy McClure » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:16 pm

Knives Out wrote:Although Kucherov is healthy enough to play now, they can't activate him until the playoffs start. That is how they've been circumventing the cap this season ...

I thought them parking Stamkos with a fake injury opened things up to let Kucherov get a few games in.
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Postby ToddM » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:30 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Our best hope is Tampa and Florida start sitting good players to rest and coast into the playoffs making those more winnable games. Or what’ll really happen is Kucherov gets activated and lights the Stars up.

Sadly, I think those three really good teams will all be jockeying for that top seed (and the 4th seed patsy that comes with it). No way you'd want to start the playoffs playing Tampa/Carolina instead of Stars/Preds.

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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:16 pm

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Knives Out wrote:Although Kucherov is healthy enough to play now, they can't activate him until the playoffs start. That is how they've been circumventing the cap this season ...

I thought them parking Stamkos with a fake injury opened things up to let Kucherov get a few games in.

Nope because Kucherov's salary is higher than Stamkos' LOL. He'll return for the playoffs and only then.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby slaps » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:01 am

The Lightning can lose the ability to dress Kucherov in the playoffs if they keep him out for cap circumvention when he’s otherwise healthy. He’s probably borderline, but I doubt he’s 100%.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Math » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:07 am

My 2¢: A regulation win vs. Nashville >> Playoffs. Otherwise, holidays.

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Postby Knives Out » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:02 am

ScubaSteve wrote:I would rather lose 2-0 than win 8-7.

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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:07 am

Knives Out wrote:Robo is now 1 point back of the rookie lead with three less games played.

Just took a look at the Wild's schedule and 5 of their 9 remaining games are against the Blues ... which means Old Man Binnington is almost certainly going to help Old Man Kirill *f-bomb* US AGAIN in the Calder race.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:47 pm

Knives Out wrote:https://twitter.com/MikeHeika/status/1387417709550489601

Yin - The Stars collecting a bunch of loser points is what gives them hope of making the playoffs.
Yang - The Stars failing to win games in regulation is what could cost them a playoff spot.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:49 pm

Even if they get in, they're going to get obliterated in the first round.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:52 pm

^That can be fun too.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:57 pm

Comical for sure. Maybe if they're blown out enough some real changes will occur. Or maybe I'm just deluded lol.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:56 am

In a speed drill from the other day, Kiviranta is faster than Seguin.

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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:00 am

You're gonna need to adjust your expectations for Seguin's mobility. If he comes back and is faster than present-day Jagr or Spezza, then you've probably gotta count that as a win.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:01 am

I'm more concerned about his harline.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:09 pm

Stars social media keeps making it look like he's ready to go even though we know he's not :|.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:11 pm

Knives Out wrote:Stars social media keeps making it look like he's ready to go even though we know he's not :|.

Gotta sell that optimism.
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Postby Knives Out » Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:23 pm

Blolz

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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby mookie1010 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:26 pm

I saw that the other morning also. *fargin'* EPL level dive right there.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:29 pm

Eh, you can lose an edge or get knocked over pretty easily when you are going that hard and not expecting contact. Maybe not necessarily a dive, but definitely not a penalty either.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:40 pm

What makes that garbage take even worse is that Ken Campbell is a senior writer for The Hockey News.
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Re: 2021 Stars Regular Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:36 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Eh, you can lose an edge or get knocked over pretty easily when you are going that hard and not expecting contact. Maybe not necessarily a dive, but definitely not a penalty either.

Yeah, he fell. It happens. But it wasn’t a *fargin'* cross check.
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