Dallas Stars: What We Are Thankful For On Thanksgiving 2018

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Stars players celebrate goal by Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) during the Dallas Stars and New York Rangers NHL game on November 19, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Stars players celebrate goal by Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) during the Dallas Stars and New York Rangers NHL game on November 19, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. (Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

After a rough week ridden with injuries and inconsistency, the Dallas Stars are getting a much-needed day off from play. And with Thanksgiving 2018 finally here, let’s take a moment to ponder on all that we have to be thankful for.

The night before Thanksgiving has not been a kind one to the Dallas Stars in recent years. During the 2017-18 season, the Stars suffered a 3-0 pummeling at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche to shift into the break.

Last night, Dallas took another beating in a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. After starting a three-game road trip in the northeast with a 1-1-0 mark, the Stars ended the swing on a rather depressing note.

The Penguins helped bring out some of the serious flaws in the Stars’ game plan, including the mess of injuries they are currently fighting through. As a result, Dallas enters the Thanksgiving break on an 11-9-2 note and in need of some help.

But today is not a day to stress out and mull over the team’s flaws and bad luck. Instead, it’s a day to simply be thankful. From all of us here at Blackout Dallas, we want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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With the NHL scheduling no games today, it’s the perfect time to eat some delicious food, kick back in the recliner, and watch some NFL football to fill your desire for sports violence. For all native Dallas sports fans, don’t forget that the Dallas Cowboys kick off at 3:30 p.m. on FOX. Make sure to tune in and watch the other average Dallas sports team battle to keep themselves in the playoff race.

Oh, and don’t eat too much food to the point where you are unable to get out of the recliner in time for Friday. Don’t forget that the Dallas Stars will be back at home on Friday night in their annual Black Friday game. The Stars will play host to the Ottawa Senators in the second and final meeting between the two teams this season. It’s a 7:00 p.m. puck drop, so make sure to get out if at all possible.

But also be sure to take some time today and reflect upon all in your life that you are thankful for. Thanksgiving is an important day because it serves as a reminder of the blessings and good things that we each possess in life. Now, you may have a handful of things to ultimately be thankful for, or your list may be extensive; either way, find some time to reflect and share your thanks with friends and family throughout today.

We here at Blackout Dallas are thankful for some things as well.

First off, we are and always will be thankful for the entire Dallas Stars organization. Without them, most Dallas Stars fans probably wouldn’t even follow the National Hockey League or even have a firm grasp on the sport. Personally, I would be a 21-year-old with way too much time on my hands and much less experience and practice in the sports media field.

From the players, to the coaching staff and management, and all across the various departments involved in the franchise, they do an outstanding job at running things smoothly and are a grade-A organization to interact and work with. So, major thanks go out to the Dallas Stars.

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  • We are also thankful for each other here at the site. When I first began as editor in June of 2014, there wasn’t much to go off of with only myself and one other writer holding down the fort with a limited audience. But since then, the site has grown exponentially and continues to blossom with each passing day. It’s been incredible to watch and it’s because of the hard work that has been put in by each writer over the past few years.

    They have made running this site one of my favorite jobs and I cannot thank them enough for their continued efforts over the years. It’s their hard work that has helped the site get to where it is today and I cannot thank them enough for it.

    And finally, we would like to thank all of our readers. The first six weeks of the 2018-19 season, like the first six weeks of seasons preceding, have been an eventful rollercoaster. There have been some impressive ups and some frustrating downs throughout the first 22 games. It’s been an unexpected ride and will likely continue turning around new corners as the season goes along.

    But you’re the reason why we do what we do on a daily basis. Whether you are a daily reader and subscriber or simply click in a few times a month, your support and enthusiasm means the world to us. The entire staff here at Blackout Dallas thanks you for your continued loyalty. As it has been at each Thanksgiving since 2014, we are experiencing new levels of growth and following, and that only leaves the door open for more success in the future. So, thank you all.

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    Today is a great day to be extra thankful for whatever helps brighten your life (Dallas Stars hockey, Alexander Radulov‘s antics, Anton Khudobin‘s personality, Devin Shore‘s celebrations, Tyler Seguin‘s long-term extension). Make sure to find some time in your day and thank all of the family and friends that hold a special place in your life. Today is the perfect day to do so (as is every day, but you get the picture). Oh, and prepare yourself for tomorrow night’s game against the Senators.

    From all of us here at Blackout Dallas, here’s one last “thank you” for all of your support. We cannot wait to see what the rest of this year holds and hope you will stick with us through the journey. We are taking the rest of the day off to celebrate the holiday with our families and friends, but we will be back tomorrow with all things Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators.

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    Happy Thanksgiving, Stars fans.