I just want to ask one question. What the HELL is wrong with the Stars?
Just a week ago, they were awesome, and I had all the confidence in the world for them. Now, they’ve gotten three points in the last three games. Three points they don’t really deserve. I’m not saying the comebacks weren’t awesome; they were. It’s just that they keep miraculously digging themselves out of holes. I love that they can do that, but I don’t like that they have to.
For now, I’m gonna give excuses for the slow play. With Toronto it was the dreaded home curse they’ve had lately; ditto with Florida. Also, they didn’t have Steve Ott for either of those games. Plus, Florida has their number. Whenever the Panthers play the Stars, it’s like they turn into Detroit or something. Last night, I blame fatigue and HORRIBLE refs.
But out of all this mess, there are a few players who have been consistent in my eyes. First, or course, is James “Real Deal” Neal. He’s been amazing this season. Like Razor said, “The real deal is a big deal.” Well said, Razor. Second is B-Rad, who has positivelt thrived in this new system. I don’t think he’s had a bad game yet. Third is Tom Wandell. Wandell is so quick and speedy, and you can tell he’s fighting for his roster spot. He was one of the few who actually played well last night.
But the entire team minus the fourth-liners looked tired last night. For the Neal-B-Rad-Loui line, being awesome all the time eventually took its toll on our top line. Having that much awesome on one line should be a crime, but thank gawd it isn’t. 😉
The Stars have some days off until they play Calgary on Wednesday. Hopefully they utilize the rest and get their awesome back.