Our New Dallas Stars Column Looks Back At The Hockey Week That Was And Then Will Be.

Your Dallas Stars are good. How good? Best in the National Hockey League good — at least according to standings. Led by the “New Triplets”, this fast-and-furious squad has Tokyo Drifted through the first quarter of the season to become the darlings of the hockey world.

While the NHL flirts with with ideas of soccer style nets and banning goalie helmets to increase scoring , the Stars are lauded for their scoring prowess in a season that has seen the lowest goals per game since 2003. That's a Pre-Facebook, not-yet-post-F*r*i*e*n*d*s world.

Stars general manager Jim Nill's vision to assemble a creative, defensively responsible, puck possession team is starting to become a reality, as the Dallas Stars have morphed into the South's version of the Detroit Red Wings.

But y'all knew this already, eh? So let's get current with a look back at the team's most recent home stand, and the upcoming three-game road stint that kicks off with tonight's contest with the Minnesota Wild.

Last Week in Your Dallas Stars.

VICTORY GREEN™ vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-1.
It was a sloppy game from our heroes, one in which a very nice final score against a bottom-feeding team does not tell the whole story. As Coach Lindy Ruff stated after the game: “I'm pretty frustrated with the way we played. We had a total lack of mental focus. I know we won 5-1, but we'll lose games if we play like that.”

Darkness Music vs. Calgary Flames, 1-3.
Welp, Ruff was right: You play like crap, you lose like crap, even to crappy teams. Especially to crappy teams. That's two crappy losses to the Crap Flames this season. Trade everyone, this team sucks.

VICTORY GREEN™ vs Montreal Canadiens, 6-2.
A limping Canadien (Canadian) squad wanders in the Stars home barn on a losing streak with several key players out. What happens next? They get lit up like a Christmas tree. Or, um, Holiday Tree. No offense intended. Wanna see what a hockey thing looks like? Watch Tyler Seguin score on the heels of Jamie Benn doing his best Brenden Morrow impersonation at the 2:48 mark of this scoring recap.

Unofficial Sega Genesis NHL 94 Player of the Week.

The Captain, Jamie Benn, takes top honors here. Continuing his reign of terror upon the league, the 2014 Art Ross Trophy winner leads the league in goals with 22. Best hockey player in the entire world? That's for the fans to decide.

This Week in Dallas Stars.

Monday, December 21, at Minnesota Wild.
This will be a tough Central Division match-up against one of the few non-plural noun teams in the world of known sports. Prediction: Goaltenders duel, defense of Wild(s) edges out the Stars, 2-1. Can't win 'em all folks.

Tuesday, December 22, at Chicago Blackhawks.
Last year's Stanley Cup winners will make way for this year's (and all subsequent years') Stanley Cup winner. Prediction: Stars roll 4-2.

Saturday, December 26, at St. Louis Blues.
The closest competitor in the division will give the Stars all they can handle. Tarasenko may or may not score a couple of hat tricks, but it ain't matter none. Prediction: Stars win 12-10.

Flip it. Stick it. See ya later, bye. — LehtMoJoe

Cover photo via the Dallas Stars' Facebook page.

8292_2

8292_3

8292_4

8292_5

8292_6

8292_7

8292_8

8292_9

8292_10

8292_11

8292_12

8292_13

8292_14

8292_15

8292_16

8292_17

8292_18

8292_19

8292_20

8292_21

8292_22

8292_23

8292_24

8292_25

8292_26

8292_27

8292_28

8292_29

8292_30

8292_31

8292_32

8292_33

8292_34

8292_35

8292_36

8292_37

8292_38

8292_39

8292_40

8292_41

8292_42

8292_43

8292_44

8292_45

8292_46

8292_47

8292_48

8292_49

8292_50

No more articles
X