Tuesday, January 27, 2009

GAME DAY: Dallas Stars

Cast of Dallas, circa 1978

The Stars have a strong claim to being the Chronicle's least favorite team.

Get 'em, boys. Lasso 'em, and hog-tie 'em, and some such.


Anonymous said...

"The Stars have a strong claim to being the Chronicle's least favorite team."


If you want to pick on a team that's boring and can't score, go after the Minnesota Mild.

Big Shooter said...

It has more to do with me loving the Oilers so much than anything else.

We here at The Chronicle are also fans of those Avs and those Sharks, so the Stars are a natural enemy.

Mortimer Peacock said...


The Chronicle's dislike of the Stars has nothing to do with their style of play, and everything to do with two things:

1. We like the Oilers, Avs, and Sharks, and the Stars are a natural enemy of all these teams, and have defeated two of them at very inopportune playoff moments.

2. The Stars feature some players that, for various reasons, we dislike: Brad Richards, Mike Modano, that other guy, that other other guy, and, uh, is Sean Avery still around?

Razor Catch Prey said...

The Stars have actually defeated all three of those teams in the playoffs in the somewhat recent past. I guess by "inopportune playoff moments" you meant the Western Conference Finals. But the Stars and Oilers played each other in the playoffs in something like 29 of the past 15 years.

David Mansfield said...
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Mortimer Peacock said...


Good points. I'd forgotten about the long Stars-Oilers rivalry, and I didn't know about their defeat of the Avs. What bastards!

Big Shooter said...

Dale Hunter's last game.

Excuse me while I cry.

Razor and I watched that game at a sports bar. Neither of us spoke for 2.5 hours.