The Dallas Stars look so ready for the regular season that I wished the regular season started this Thursday night. After Radek Faksa went down after a hard hit on Tuesday night, the Stars melted the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 at the American Airlines Center.
I hope the Stars bench Jason Robertson and Joe Pavelski for the rest of the preseason. After the game last night, both players are ready for this season. Let’s look at the three takeaways from last night’s game against the Avalanche.
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche: 3. Pavelski and Robertson need to be benched
Now Roberston and Pavelski don’t need to be benched because they are playing badly and need a timeout. Both players have played so well during the preseason that they need to be benched until next Thursday when the regular season starts. Robertson’s goal to open up the scoring for the Stars last night was so filthy, the goalie just needs to go ahead and retire.
Pavelski was just as good tonight roofing a puck into the net to give the Stars the lead in the 3rd period. Pavelski could play until he’s 50 the way he’s shown this preseason. I remember when the Stars signed him and I even questioned why we signed him. It just took him a year to get accustomed to Dallas before he became vintage Pavelski. I really don’t need to see much from them as the preseason wraps up here shortly.
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche: 2. Logan Stankoven could be better than we thought
Stankoven really showed how good his defensive game was last night against the Avalanche. His forechecking stopped a couple of short-handed breakaways for the Avalanche. He also tallied an assist on Robertson’s goal which you can watch above. I know he will more than likely end up down in Cedar Park to start the season even though I disagree with the decision. Whenever he’s ready for the Stars’ opening night roster, he will be ready to lead this franchise into the next era of Stars hockey.
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche: 1. Radek Faksa’s Injury
The Stars did have a player go down with an injury tonight and it might alter the opening night lineup. Faksa went down after a hard check in the third period and skated off the ice under his own power.
According to Stars Radio Analyst Bruce LeVine, Faksa received stitches after the game and no other information was given. Depending on the healing process this week, we could see Matěj Blümel stay up for a brief period of time while he recovers. It wouldn’t be a bad thing for Blümel since he’s been playing well this preseason. We will update you on Blackout Dallas’s social media accounts on Faksa’s injury when there is more information.