Former Stars Thread

User avatar
slaps
Posts: 36192
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:21 am
Location: Shady Drifter
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:34 pm

Jack Campbell is 7-0 this season. Turns out maybe having a goalie development coach is a big deal.
Winamp - it really whips the llama's ass.

User avatar
Math
Posts: 2063
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:19 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Math » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:03 am

Jason Spezza has just entered the top-100 of all-time NHL leaders in points.

User avatar
ScubaSteve
Posts: 43652
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:12 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:48 am

Math wrote:Jason Spezza has just entered the top-100 of all-time NHL leaders in points.


It was a pleasure having him here and getting to watch him up close for several years. He’s on the very short list of players who have come through here who just see the game on a completely different level and make mind boggling passes that I wouldn’t even try in a video game. In fact that list is probably just Zubov, Richards, and Spezza. Klingberg shows flashes of that level occasionally.

The old man even had a sweet shootout goal last night. He lost his legs real suddenly, but I doubt he’ll ever lose his hands.
Eskimo Spy wrote:I would of course make some jokes if any of you died

User avatar
ToddM
Posts: 19740
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:42 pm

Great (paywalled) article on Campbell, from his disastrous time here to his 8-0-0 start with Toronto:

https://theathletic.com/2494891/2021/04 ... ple-leafs/

User avatar
Troy McClure
Posts: 53909
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Location: not Cleveland
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:07 pm

ToddM wrote:Great (paywalled) article on Campbell, from his disastrous time here to his 8-0-0 start with Toronto:

https://theathletic.com/2494891/2021/04 ... ple-leafs/

This gets to the challenge of how the RFA/waiver system works to force teams to make decisions on guys sooner than some are ready. You can't just park a kid down in the AHL forever to let them work through the mental part of the game while giving them the occasional tryout at the NHL level. By the time the Stars traded his rights, he was 24 years old and had burned through two contracts over six pro seasons.

He sounds like a guy who nearly couldn't handle the mental side of the pro game and needed the reset where there were zero expectations or pressure to refind what made him good. Good for him. Far too many guys aren't able to take the next step in their mid 20s after failing at their first stop. His road to getting real NHL playing time was a long one. Many guys would give up and wouldn't keep hammering away in the minors until they're 27 years old.
I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

User avatar
ScubaSteve
Posts: 43652
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:12 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:52 am


The most surprising part of this trade is that Nemeth is still in the show.
Eskimo Spy wrote:I would of course make some jokes if any of you died

User avatar
Knives Out
Posts: 21724
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Location: MTL-TO-TX

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:56 am

And just like Connauton last year, this will not fix their main problem of shitty goaltending.
ScubaSteve wrote:I would rather lose 2-0 than win 8-7.

User avatar
B Kat
Posts: 16462
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:36 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby B Kat » Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:22 pm

Nemeth was a scratch on Detroit at some points of the season and he still fetched a 4th.

User avatar
Knives Out
Posts: 21724
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Location: MTL-TO-TX

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:33 pm

Huh. Well I guess Joe Sakic agreed with me because they just traded Pateryn for Dubynk LOL.
ScubaSteve wrote:I would rather lose 2-0 than win 8-7.

User avatar
Troy McClure
Posts: 53909
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Location: not Cleveland
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:43 pm

Knives Out wrote:Huh. Well I guess Joe Sakic agreed with me because they just traded Pateryn for Dubynk LOL.

Sakic seems to be pretty good at this GM thing. So is Yzerman. I guess it’s much like the 90s where both of those guys continue to outshine Modano.
I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

User avatar
Knives Out
Posts: 21724
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Location: MTL-TO-TX

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:01 pm

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

User avatar
ScubaSteve
Posts: 43652
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:12 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:30 pm

Eskimo Spy wrote:I would of course make some jokes if any of you died

User avatar
B Kat
Posts: 16462
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:36 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby B Kat » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:12 am

He almost didn’t. But those Leafs were not gonna let that happen. That was a wild game.

User avatar
SaintAngerBH
Posts: 13001
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:55 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:29 am

If he had won 11 in a row as a starter, I would care.
Math wrote:I love incest

User avatar
SaintAngerBH
Posts: 13001
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:55 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:30 am

https://www.nhl.com/mapleleafs/news/joe-thornton-maple-leafs-contract-signing/c-319469914

Speaking of the Leafs.

The only thing we have in common with them is enjoying San Jose's sloppy seconds. I had no idea Thornton signed with them.
Math wrote:I love incest

User avatar
ScubaSteve
Posts: 43652
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:12 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:40 pm

VERY NSFW face injury to a Texas Stars player. Unspoiler at your own risk.

Spoiler:
https://twitter.com/nikscherbak/status/1381288289295032325
Eskimo Spy wrote:I would of course make some jokes if any of you died

User avatar
Knives Out
Posts: 21724
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Location: MTL-TO-TX

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:50 am

^Duder caught an errant skate going down for a block in a non-playoff AHL game. He deserves a *fargin'* call-up just for that alone.
ScubaSteve wrote:I would rather lose 2-0 than win 8-7.

User avatar
Troy McClure
Posts: 53909
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Location: not Cleveland
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:43 am

Zubov has left the building.

I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

User avatar
cdanew
Posts: 5736
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:43 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby cdanew » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:24 am

Hopefully Zubov gets paid up front. Think he got stiffed on some amounts owed from his previous KHL gig.

User avatar
Troy McClure
Posts: 53909
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Location: not Cleveland
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:34 am

Riga looks like a pretty town.
I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

User avatar
wonko80
Posts: 17810
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:03 pm
Location: Frisco

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby wonko80 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:10 pm

Was he actually doing anything for the Stars still?

User avatar
Troy McClure
Posts: 53909
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Location: not Cleveland
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:14 pm

What a strange way to write Janmark and a 5th to Vegas for a 2nd and a 3rd.

I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

User avatar
cdanew
Posts: 5736
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:43 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby cdanew » Mon May 10, 2021 11:30 am

Roope Hintz is the Stars' Masterton nominee. Another interesting (or not so interesting) note - four other former Stars are nominated by their respective current teams:


User avatar
Knives Out
Posts: 21724
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Location: MTL-TO-TX

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Mon May 10, 2021 11:32 am

So Lindblom is going to win it two years in a row, even though Johns should have won it last year, and now his career is done. Classic Dallas Stars treatment LOL.

Also, LOL @ Val being nominated for overcoming being Val LOL.
ScubaSteve wrote:I would rather lose 2-0 than win 8-7.

User avatar
Troy McClure
Posts: 53909
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:37 pm
Location: not Cleveland
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon May 10, 2021 11:37 am

Knives Out wrote:So Lindblom is going to win it two years in a row, even though Johns should have won it last year, and now his career is done. Classic Dallas Stars treatment LOL.

Also, LOL @ Val being nominated for overcoming being Val LOL.

Nichushkin is nominated? Holy *poo poo*. I guess he really persevered over his own pouting about not being good enough to deserve top line and top PP minutes.
I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

User avatar
ToddM
Posts: 19740
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon May 10, 2021 11:43 am

Hope Campbell wins it. Other than a one-week spell, he's been lights-out for Toronto. 17-2-2.

User avatar
Knives Out
Posts: 21724
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:43 pm
Location: MTL-TO-TX

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Mon May 10, 2021 11:45 am

cdanew wrote:four other former Stars are nominated

Five if you count Nick Paul.
ScubaSteve wrote:I would rather lose 2-0 than win 8-7.

User avatar
cdanew
Posts: 5736
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:43 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby cdanew » Mon May 10, 2021 11:52 am

Knives Out wrote:
cdanew wrote:four other former Stars are nominated

Five if you count Nick Paul.

I don't considering I didn't even realize he was originally a Stars draft pick, lol.

User avatar
ToddM
Posts: 19740
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon May 10, 2021 12:18 pm

Six, really. The Stars also owned Pekka Rinne for a playoff series.

User avatar
5minmajor
Posts: 17270
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:39 pm

Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby 5minmajor » Mon May 10, 2021 1:05 pm

What's the award for? Most likely to die on the ice?
"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices, have very few virtues."
-- Abraham Lincoln

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 37 guests