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[Open Thread] Sharks Gameday: Rock Star Supernova

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The last time we squared off against the Dallas Stars, things were just a tad rocky (for the sake of this ill-advised metaphor reference the 2006 reality show featuring Lukas Rossi).

Marty Turco was last in the league in nearly every conceivable goaltending category, while Mike Modano was citing embarrassment at the idiocy on the ice; the Dallas Stars were, for all intents and purposes, on the verge of coming apart.

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Then the unthinkable happened. Captain Brenden Morrow out for the year with a torn ACL (oh that guy- and here I almost forgot about him). Steve Ott goes down for a month. The Dallas Morning News questions team chemistry.

Basically, Dallas looks like this:

So just what caused the season's first quarter meltdown? Is this a case of Sean Avery's inclusion into the roster, or was last year's playoff run a classic case of a team getting hot at the right time? Is Marty Turco's career .913 save percentage misleading, or is this year's .871 turd an aberration? Will Sergei Zubov or Mike Modano be dealt to a team trying to add some veteran pop at the deadline? Can Brett Hull be trusted to turn the team around when he's been caught lying on national television? Will Dallas fans start booing the word "star" during their pre-game anthem?

Tune in tonight to find out.

Prediction: Sharks win 3-1. Goals by Gooch, Clowe, and Patty. Sean Avery ponders why he left Vogue, eventually purchasing a Judy of his own to ease his troubles.

 

Go Sharks.