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04/10/2013

The Stars endless love affair with flirting with the playoffs

Jamie-Benn-Dallas-StarsWith the Dallas Mavericks all but eliminated from having any shot of making the 2013 NBA playoffs that leaves the Dallas Stars as the best chance for this area to watch a little postseason professional sports action.

On April 3, when the team traded forwards Derek Roy and Jaromir Jagr, the white flag was raised. The team dropped to 16-17-3 that night wth a loss in Anaheim.

Since then, if you even bothered to pay attention, the Stars have ripped off three straight wins and now actually have a shot.

With a lineup loaded with a lot of 12-year-little little kids, the Stars have 41 points - two behind eighth place Detroit for the final spot in the NHL's Western Conference.

The Stars have nine games remaining to make this a go, and break a four-year playoff-less streak.
Can they do it? Possible but highly unlikely.

Seven of their final nine games are against teams that would be in the playoffs, one of which is in Chicago against a Blackhawks team that doesn't lose.

Figure for this dream to become a reality the team has to get points in seven of the nine games, and win six.

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