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Here Comes The Heavy Downpour

Wednesday, 02.01.2012 / 2:35 PM
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Here Comes The Heavy Downpour

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"

Dance you Dallas Stars dance, cause its about to pour tilts. Games in February are going to come at ya like that sideways Texas rain on your windshield in April.

16 of them, in 29 days.

Not much time to pull over on the shoulder for a little respite so slip on some sensible yet fashionable shoes, wear some clothes that you don't mind gettin wet and start dancing like no one is watching.

The play of Kari and The Biz will be key. In this metaphoric scenario I am blog-cocting I see them as providing the beats. (Two goaltenders and a microphone?)

The rest have to hit the floor (ice) with rhythm and passion, and stamina. And find a way to shake it, even when the DJ plays those back to back floor-fillers.

Hell, maybe we can get Stars turn of millennium good luck charm, BJ Thomas to sing his hit "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" (But better have Pit Bull or Nicki Minaj remix it though)

Last season (Yes, have to go there) they got swept away in the deluge.

A loss to the Canucks at home then that 6-3 debilitating debacle of a defeat in Boston is how they greeted the post-AllStar schedule. Including those two, they were able to garner just one measly Shootout win in their first 10 games back. At that point Nieuwendyk pulled the trigger on the Goligoski trade with Pittsburgh. An umbrella of sorts.

That trade, coupled with the return of Jamie Benn from a shoulder injury helped propel the Stars to a 5-0-1 run, but it proved irrelevant as they managed just 6 wins the rest of the way and failed to gain a playoff birth.

Lehtonen was reign-whipped like the mount of a Comanche scout that had been spotted. He played every second of all but one of the final 32 games, then, presumably, was put away wet.

Yes, last year they were more donkey standing in a field in a hailstorm than ponies prancing in a meadow in a sun shower.

Let's see what this healthy and shoed-up version has in em'.

I say they have a little giddy-yup.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 61 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 61 14 37 -3 51
E. Cole 56 18 14 4 32
J. Klingberg 47 10 22 4 32
T. Daley 58 16 15 -11 31
A. Hemsky 55 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 61 2 24 4 26
C. Eakin 58 12 13 -3 25
A. Roussel 59 11 11 -11 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 9 .906 2.96
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
 
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