A Spasm of Success

Wednesday, 04.10.2013 / 2:36 PM / Razor With An Edge
By Daryl "Razor" Reaugh

So what are we witnessing?

Is this the embryonic stage of a late season charge into a playoff spot?

Or are our Stars 2.0 merely having a good week?

Are they succeeding - like many have before them - because the weight of expectation has been removed?

Are playoff bound opponents looking down their noses at a Stars team that was a ‘seller’ at the trade deadline and thus getting popped because of their arrogant approach?

Was Jaromir Jagr a well-intended (and productive) cement block chained to the ankle of the Stars team game?

Was Jagr a negative influence on Jamie Benn’s style of play? Is that possible?

Was the “My Two Dads” nature of having two 40-something year old leaders (Jagr and Whitney), whose philosophies differ, bridling the growth of the group and sending mixed messages?

Did Derek Roy’s presence and price tag cramp the contributions of other centers Eakin and Fiddler?

Why wasn’t Chiasson here earlier?

Was there a veiled “diva” component to the Stars top-end chemistry issues?

Is Gulutzan more comfortable with a young, blue-collar team than veteran, “star”-laden lineups?

Are days at the beach better game prep than a few hours on the ice?

You have to admit; they’ve got us all thinking. And hoping. And believing?

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 3 2 1 0 3
C. Sceviour 3 1 2 1 3
R. Garbutt 3 2 0 2 2
A. Chiasson 3 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 3 1 1 2 2
V. Nichushkin 3 1 1 1 2
S. Horcoff 3 0 2 2 2
T. Daley 3 0 2 1 2
A. Roussel 3 0 2 2 2
C. Eakin 3 0 2 0 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 1 2 0 .923 2.37
 
 
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