First-Round Preview: Stars vs. Golden Knights
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
1d ago
The Dallas Stars' Stanley Cup quest begins tonight. And Stars fans everywhere are both ecstatic and apprehensive that their team's first meeting is against last year's nemesis, the Vegas Golden Knights. How should one feel about that? ...No, really? For this assignment, Stargazing wanted to go straight to the source – so we sought out 4Fans' resident opposition expert. Tom Urtz Jr. is having a busy postseason, as both interim site manager of Knights On Ice and deputy managing editor of the New York Rangers site Blueshirt Banter. He sat down with Wes and Mark to talk rosters, storylines, and po ..read more
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Eclipsed Us
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
2w ago
The 2023-24 Dallas Stars really are that good. Is it OK to just enjoy it for a few days, for cryin' out loud? Here at Stargazing, we say...prrrrrrobably? Wes and Mark sat down on Eclipse Day 2024 to bask in the totality of the past week, good and bad. And as always, they have plenty to say about our Stars and what they have revealed to us. In this episode: How are the Stars preparing for the playoffs? <li>What can we say about Mavrik Bourque's debut?</li> <li>How will Pete DeBoer handle load management for Tyler Seguin?</li> <li>What happens when Daddy and Ha ..read more
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Post Position
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
3w ago
The 2023-24 Dallas Stars are sitting on top of the world – or at least the Western Conference. Although you might be forgiven for not knowing it, because it seems hardly anybody wants to talk about a team with three (or four) scoring lines. That leaves a select few, including Wes and Mark, to find the discussion points in this particularly well-balanced version of the Victory Green Gang. And this week, they get a timely assist from Taylor Baird, NHL.com contributor and our own longtime editor-in-chief. In this episode: a big win in British Columbia – and a taste of the Stanley Cup fight on th ..read more
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Goals In Sight
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
3w ago
The Dallas Stars are out for the last long road trip of the season. It's time to start talking about the Stanley Cup playoffs battles that are, at this point, certain to come. Wes Lawrence and Mark Zimmerman are back from spring break, and they have plenty to discuss, mainly about the Stars' state of readiness for the fight ahead. What's going right? Where are the exploitable weaknesses? And how did GM Jim Nill do in preparing his squad for this moment? And finally, what's the secret sauce in the Seguin-Duchene-Marchment line, and why does it go away when any one of them does? We just might ha ..read more
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Forward March
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
1M ago
The Dallas Stars have pulled the trigger on a major trade-deadline move, and soon (no, really, soon) top-four blueliner Chris Tanev will wear Victory Green. So...anything else happen since last week? Oh, mercy. Wes and Mark have watched all of it, and they have...thoughts. And a few scorching-hot takes. Join us for a little Stargazing as they discuss the games just played, the schedule ahead, the incoming Logan Stankoven supremacy, and so very much more. Want to get in your final stretch-run predictions while they haven't been overtaken by events? Tell us here – or DM us @WesALawrence&nbs ..read more
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Line Blending
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
2M ago
The Dallas Stars have gotten used to scoring their way out of their troubles. So what do they do when the goals get fewer? Wes and Mark took a look at a long, long road week and found a few spots that the line blender might solve – and a few that the NHL trade deadline might help. Join us for a little pre-game Stargazing, won't you? Which forward lines would you like to roll? Tell us at Defending Big D – or DM us @WesALawrence or @KETibbetts on the birdy app. And don’t forget to rate, review and share. Thanks for the support ..read more
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TDL Tetris
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
2M ago
The 2023-24 Dallas Stars are a team with expectations. But as a Dallas Stars fan, you still have to be this sad to ride – and the prospect of entering the Stanley Cup playoffs with holes in the defense may be the big comedown you've been waiting for. The NHL trade deadline is days away, and clearly, this is the point at which you need more players on the ice. So Wes and Mark took their own advice and called D Magazine contributor and Friend o' DBD Robert Tiffin, whose latest piece for StrongSide is the jumping-off point for their musings. In this episode: Do the Stars have to trade their futu ..read more
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Talking Over It
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
2M ago
The entire month of February is shaping up to be a Valentine to Dallas Stars fans. Just look at the past week, and the two weeks coming up. What can you say? Well, as it turns out, Wes and Mark have plenty to say. And in this episode of Stargazing, they cut loose on questions like this: Has Jim Nill underserved one of his own golden rules? And what will it do to the Stars' Stanley Cup hopes? When does Wyatt Johnston graduate from "good prospect" to "good NHL player"? Is Playoffs Jake Oettinger back in action? What can the Stars do – really do – if one of their defenders gets take ..read more
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After The All-Stars
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
2M ago
you do with your January? Wes and Mark decided to do some cookin'...and now they're ready to talk recipes. Stargazing is back with a vengeance, and in this episode, we discuss: Jake Oettinger, All-Star, and whether he's set to play like one, how to make sure Miro Heiskanen is ready to be a tank in the playoffs the defensive developments that could decide the Stars' postseason fate, the Logan Stankoven / Mavrik Bourque conundrum that hangs over everything, what to do at the trade deadline, the lazy takes, and the crazy takes, and so much more. Is there really ..read more
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Taked Out
Stargazing: A Dallas Stars Puckcast | Defending Big D
by Defending Big D
3M ago
Barely beat a bad team. Blow the doors off a bad team. Barely lose to a bad team. Then blow a lead and lose to a really good team in overtime. The Dallas Stars have had a pretty remarkable New Year's week. Wes and Mark are ready to start 2024 with a bang, so they're unloading some of their best analysis and barely-digestible hot takes in this week's Stargazing. In this edition, they discuss: when Scott Wedgewood, Starting Goaltender, reaches the moment of unsustainability, why the Stars should play three forwards in overtime, why the Stars should practice with three forwards in overtim ..read more
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