‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the NHL, not a creature was stirring. With it now Christmas time means Dallas Stars fans want a few things on their Christmas list. One of these things is Covid going away. The league canceled most games due to Covid until after Christmas. These postponements should not faze Stars fans as they are familiar with it by now. Covid-19 is rampaging through the league. Games will start again. Stars fans have a few more things to add to the wish list when it does. Merry Christmas to all and to all a more consistent offense.
Here we go again. Stars fans know all about canceled games. You needed more than one hand to count how many games got postponed last season. We are now approaching year 3 of the Pandemic. It feels like 2020 all over again with another bubble imminent. NHL fans are in doubt that they can attend games going forward. The Montreal Canadiens already played without attendance. One thing on everyone’s wish list is to have the pandemic end.
The league reversed their decision to allow players in the 2022 Winter Olympiad. The February break meant that teams had three weeks off for the Olympics. No NHL players are competing in Beijing. This is now perfect to reschedule all these missed games.
This new Omicrom variant is worse than the original. It is sweeping through the league. NHL players are getting sick in record numbers. Massive amounts of postponements mean the situation is not getting better. All NHL fans have players, staff, and fans staying safe on their wish list.
No Offense but the Offense Needs Improvement
The Christmas break is plenty of time for the Stars to regroup. They clawed their way back in the goal-scoring department. 22nd place in goals-for is better than what it was. 2.82 goals per game will not cut it long term. Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov are struggling mightily. They need their scoring touch back. A -3 scoring differential could get much worse without more goals. 7 goals in the final game before the break helps.
Christmas is here to cap off a long year. What a difficult year for Stars fans. Everyone is ready to move on. Games will hopefully start back up again soon. Merry Christmas from Dallas Sports Nation! I hope you get some Stars merchandise under the tree.
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