How far will the Stars go?
Posted: Friday April 30, 1999 01:32 AM
CNN/SI asked users how far the Dallas Stars would go in the playoffs. Here are selected responses:
Dallas may be the top seed, but how often do top seeds win in the Stanley
Cup? A few years ago, before Detroit won the Cup, they too had the best
seed and won the President's Trophy. However, they were not able to take
the Cup home to Detroit. I see Dallas as a great team, but I don't think
that they will have what it takes to win the Cup. Everyone must really look
at which teams peak during the playoffs. As we all know, it is a totally
different level during playoffs.
They will win the Cup this year. They are strong in every respect. Many say
that the regular season does not mean anything. But it does a lot. They
have got home-ice advantage all the way. It becomes a huge advantage
especially in the Final. They already have got plenty of playoff
experiences. They were upset by the young Oilers two years ago. Last year
they came short in the series against the defending Champion. But this year
they will go all the way.
Until they meet up with the two-time Stanley Cup Champ Detroit Red Wings. Wings
The regular season means nothing. Most of you know it, and I know that
Detroit does. Once again, the Red Wings cannot be stopped in the playoffs.
Their regular season record is not indicative of their power. The team
realizes that the only thing that matters is playing for Lord Stanley, not
compliing pointless victories during the season like Dallas.
The Stars are going all the way this year. They have the defense, the
netminder, and the firepower. Most importantly, they are healthy and
The Stars will take the cup, and here's why: The Wings and the Avs are
heading toward a second round meeting. Those two teams hate each other
passionately. The series between these two will leave the winner tired and
sore, and easy pickings for the Stars. Also, the Stars can beat any team in
The Stars will make it to the conference finals, but will lose to the
winner of the Colorado/Detroit series. The Stars are an excellent team, but
do not have the depth or overall skill of either Detroit or Colorado.
I feel that the Stars will make it into the Conference Finals, but will
lose to Detroit who has had the upper hand each of the last two years.
Detroit has more playoff experienced players compared to Dallas.
The Stars will go as far as Joe
Nieuwendyk's knees, Ed
Belfour's goaltending, and Derian Hatcher's temper. If
the Stars can maintain a consistent power play throughout the playoffs then
they will be the team to beat.
Dallas in my opinion is going to be going to the Sanley Cup Finals, but are
not going to win the cup because they will be stopped by Toronto, Ottawa,
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