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Stargazing, A Dallas Stars Puckcast – Episode 137: Armchair GM, Forward Edition

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The Stars could use more goals, but where will they get them? Mark and David put all their chips on the table, and serve them with extra salt.

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The postseason is officially here! Are you ready for the rollercoaster that lies ahead? We can only hope the Dallas Stars are, too – and therein lies the discourse.

In our second installment of Armchair GM, David and Mark center on centers, and wingers, and scoring lines. In this episode:

  • Key injuries probably kept the Stars out of the playoffs in 2021 – but will their system keep them out in 2022?
  • How do they get better at overtime?
  • Which Cedar Park prospects might be ready for their Jason Robertson moment?
  • He’s AHL rookie of the year – but will reigning Garrett Memorial Award winner Riley Damiani turn out more like Mikko Rantanen or Curtis McKenzie?
  • Is the UFA everyone wants the UFA who can have the biggest impact?
  • Can the hefty supply of left wingers in the 2021 UFA class give the Stars some key options in case Jamie Benn is set to become a full-time center?
  • Can the team finally solve the puzzle of putting complementary players together?
  • Will Denis Gurianov get his groove back if they do?
  • Can they at least put together a fourth line that makes sense?
  • And what of Joel “The Junk Man” Kiviranta?

Has “I like where we’re at” become Jim Nill’s version of “Mission Accomplished”? Tell us what you really think. You’re at Stargazing.

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