Another trap-like game, another loss.
The Dallas Stars suffered yet again another defeat at the hands of a red hot goalie and at times no goalie at all Saturday night against Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks. In what seemed like a momentum gaining tilt, the Stars led by “Is he clueless or just delusional” head coach Rick Bowness faltered and left Stars fans disappointed for the remainder of the weekend.
There were chances, many hilariously open chances, where the Stars could have capitalized but unfortunately the puck refused to find the back of the net.
As always, the Stars faithful directed their ire of defeat directly towards Coach Bones. Like a broken record the fire Bowness tweets flew off the handle as they always do, and usually, I roll my eyes and carry on but on this Saturday night I finally fell in line and allowed the dark side to consume me. It’s time. It’s been time.
Whether you are for or against it, this is almost certainly the finale in the Dallas head coaching saga that began pre-pandemic with the unceremonious firing of former head coach Jim Montgomery. Thankfully Monty has made a comeback and sits firmly on the coaching staff of the St. Louis Blues. It feels like a millennium ago now that the news broke of Monty being let go and then assistant coach Rick Bowness being announced as the new bench leader. Since then, it has been a true roller coaster of emotions.
We have all been through the wringer of the Stanley Cup Finals run inside the bubble to missing the playoffs completely in the following covid-shortened season. One thing remains the same, the target for almost all the blame has been placed on Bones. (Or Klingberg, which still makes absolutely no sense to me.)
As we enter that last month of the regular season it will be interesting to see what happens if the Stars find themselves outside the playoff picture once again. The ownership group is just as thirsty for a playoff run as fans are, having missed out on millions of dollars in revenue due to the bubble Cup. No matter what happens at the end of this season, keep an eye on the news coming out of the front office. Many fans will likely get their wish of seeing Bones walk off the Stars bench for the last time. Sooner rather than later.