Dallas Stars May Pull a Muscle in Home Stretch

March 17th, 2010 by Elbow Murderpants Leave a reply »

It’s hard to determine what’s going on with the Dallas Stars as the regular season draws to a close.

All we can be sure of is that, with just over a dozen games left, they’re a good five wins out of a playoff invitation. There’s still a possibility that the “invitation” is in the mail, but with two of their last 13 games against San Jose, one versus Ottawa, and one with Chicago, there is a growing chance that it may end up in the undeliverable pile.

So, assuming that what we see is what we get, we are motivated to ask: What has gone wrong with the Stars in 2010? What has angered the hockey gods?

In 2008-09, there was the basic assumption that upset chemistry—due to the herculean mistake of adding Sean Avery and his pie-hole to the roster—contributed to the Stars inability to make the playoffs.

Goaltending, which had b ...

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