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The Dallas Stars Are Now Offensively Challenged

from Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News,

With just nine games to go, the Stars are outside the Western Conference playoff picture looking in. This thing has unraveled quickly and in embarrassing fashion. Ken Hitchcock has successfully transformed last year’s free-wheeling, risk-taking club into a defense first squad that is efficient in its own end.

But the Stars can’t score goals.

At least no one beyond the top line really scores goals any more. The Stars rank 18th in the league in scoring. They had one night on this trip where they rediscovered their scoring touch and nearly ended Toronto’s home winning streak that was close to two months in length. But veteran Patrick Marceau tied it with 16 seconds to go, and the Leafs won in overtime, 6-5. It was the only game in their last eight in which the Stars posted a number bigger than 2 on the scoreboard.

Colorado and Los Angeles now hold the keys to the two wild-card spots at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff race. The Stars remain in the hunt, but their challenge is significant and it comes on two fronts.

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Patrick Marceau

Son of Marcel?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 03/19/18 at 12:58 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I’d prefer brother of Sophie Marceau.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/19/18 at 01:00 PM ET

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I wish this headline read:  “I NOW consider the Dallas Stars Offensively Challenged.”

I kinda miss those ridiculous posts.  Kinda, but not really.

Posted by Ajax19 on 03/19/18 at 01:30 PM ET

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I wish this headline read:  “I NOW consider the Dallas Stars Offensively Challenged.”

I kinda miss those ridiculous posts.  Kinda, but not really.

Posted by Ajax19 on 03/19/18 at 01:30 PM ET

I NOW consider Patrick Marceau a Hall of Famer…

Posted by Primis on 03/19/18 at 02:04 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Posted by Ajax19 on 03/19/18 at 01:30 PM ET

hahahah yesssssssssss.


In any case, It’s Tim Cowlishaw. Only know him from Around the Horn, and he tries to bring some semblance of hockey but eh….don’t trust it.

Posted by ilovehomers on 03/19/18 at 02:08 PM ET

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