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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby slaps » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:39 am

Also, Shapiro is a MUCH better writer than Saad.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:12 pm

slaps wrote:Also, Shapiro is a MUCH better writer than Saad.

Let's be real here. Covering the Stars is always going to be an entry-level job. You're not going to attract fully-formed writers with a lot of experience because neither the Athletic nor the DMN are going to pay a ton to a writer given the still small fanbase the Stars have.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:45 pm

Apparently it's also racist to say that LOL.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:52 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
slaps wrote:Also, Shapiro is a MUCH better writer than Saad.

Let's be real here. Covering the Stars is always going to be an entry-level job. You're not going to attract fully-formed writers with a lot of experience because neither the Athletic nor the DMN are going to pay a ton to a writer given the still small fanbase the Stars have.

It also helped that Shapiro was not a Stars fan. And not an 'access addict' like most sportswriters.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:59 pm

Why are sports writers even still a thing? Game analysis articles are so cookie-cutter that you could probably make 2-3 mad-lib templates and let a basic AI fill in the blanks.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:05 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Why are sports writers even still a thing? Game analysis articles are so cookie-cutter that you could probably make 2-3 mad-lib templates and let a basic AI fill in the blanks.

Yeah, I think the beat writer gig of recapping a game is a holdover to the days when games weren't readily available on TV (insert Sinclair joke). I don't read them for the most part because I don't need to read a summary of what I watched.

But I do like good articles of sports analysis.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:11 pm

slaps wrote:Damn, this is just incredibly sad:


I have experienced this kind of memory loss before, albeit because of a different kind of head trauma. I still deal with it mildly to this day, though it's improved in the years since.

It's scary. I was scared I might develop early onset dementia until the memory started to improve after a few months.

I would read something, go to the store, do laundry or something and completely not remember any of it. Also forgot the names of people I had known for years. It was frightening.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:57 am

He's 36. He doesn't have more than maybe 2-3 years left and he certainly isn't going to have much playoff success with Arizona. He should have demanded a trade to a better team.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:00 am

I'll be honest, I thought Loui was already out of the league and they were picking up his dead weight contract to get them to the cap floor, like with Datsyuk and Pronger.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:04 pm

I just love that picture.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:25 pm

He’s turned into Christian Bale quite nicely.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby mookie1010 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:10 pm

Knives Out wrote:He’s turned into Christian Bale quite nicely.

I had to do a double take. And then another just to be sure.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:12 pm

He looks like a game of thrones character who was just released from 5 years in the dungeons
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:34 am

It's finally official. Honka is now a former Star.

https://www.nhl.com/stars/news/dallas-s ... -325811694
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:35 am

He's finally free ...
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:59 pm

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:41 pm

Goodbye Fedun.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby B Kat » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:51 pm

He filled in fine enough while a Star. Off to philly another role.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby wonko80 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:56 pm

Season lost

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:41 pm

Nooooooooooooo

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:44 pm

He was the Justified of taxi squad players
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:26 pm

Thank *fargin'* god. This will remove the temptation for Nill to re-sign Cogliano.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby wonko80 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:44 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Thank *fargin'* god. This will remove the temptation for Nill to re-sign Cogliano.


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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:47 pm

Looks like he deleted it and resent it. I fixed the link. I think he took out a reference to Cogliano playing 3rd line center.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:34 am

Don't worry. We still have Blake Comeau to damage the equipment of the opposing goalie every night.
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:53 pm

The Wild gave Goligoski five million? I see ...
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:08 pm

Knives Out wrote:The Wild gave Goligoski five million? I see ...

I'd like to see just one NHL team trick their GM on UFA day and lock him in a closet until it was all over. Like, put the camera on the door and watch them bang away while the others continue to give 4th liners and 3rd pair d-men Dougie Hamilton money.

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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:13 pm

Pysyk to Buffalo - 1 season $900k
Dowling to Vancouver - 2 seasons $750k
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Re: Former Stars Thread

Postby Knives Out » Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:14 pm

Good.
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