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Stargazing, A Dallas Stars Puckcast – Episode 133: Process And Product

Change the game, or let the game change you? Taylor and Rob discuss the Stars’ system and the comforts of getting uncomfortable.

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The Dallas Stars sure do like to trust their process, and last season, it worked out pretty well for them. But the process didn’t get them a Stanley Cup in 2020. Can it even get them back to the dance in 2022?

Taylor and Rob discussed the on-ice issues. Here are just a few of the questions asked – and answered:

  • What was the real toll of the COVID-19 outbreak, and what did it really have to do with the Stars’ season-long struggles?
  • Has Radek Faksa’s offensive game evaporated, or does the FCC Line simply kill all scoring, including its own?
  • How many of the Stars’ depth issues can be solved internally rather than through free agency?
  • Did the defensemen activate less frequently because they were trying to shelter their goalies?
  • Has the conventional wisdom that defense wins championships been overtaken by a high-flying offensive reality (see: Lightning, Tampa Bay)?
  • Can the Stars improve their results by improving their cycle game?
  • And how can they reinvent themselves in the offseason?

How much slack are you giving the front office? Speak up. You’re at Stargazing, for heaven’s sake.

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