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04-02-2011, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Sting36e View Post
Richards is the best player for the Stars most nights. The man is just a fantastic passer. That's all that matters. You don't get him to play great defense (even though he's hardly a bad defender). He knows, better than most, what to do with the puck, when to do it, how to do it, and where to do it.

There is no one on this team that can do that. No one can even come close to doing it like he does.

And having watched a lot of Stars games this season, I don't think it's so much that the team is disinterested but rather they just aren't a very good team to begin with. They were playing over their heads early in the season, while some other, decent Western Conference teams were underachieving (Anaheim, San Jose, both in Dallas' division, come to mind).

The Stars have a really weak group of defensemen and Kari Lehtonen is not good enough to make up for that.
Spot on. The Stars overachieved for much of the season. Their defense is very suspect.

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