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The Stars Not Practicing After a Blowout Loss is Pathetic and Sends the Wrong Message

DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 10:  Nick Caamano #17 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on October 10, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Stars are off to a rough start this season, and not practicing is not going to make things any better.

After the Buffalo Sabres shut them out 4-0 on Monday, the Stars will apparently not have practice Tuesday, epitomizing an underwhelming first two weeks of the season.

The Stars are just 1-5-1 through seven games this year after coming within one goal of the Western Conference Finals last spring. This season, they lost their first three games by only one goal each, then won in overtime in Washington, and then lost in a shootout. For the most part, they've been in close games.

Yet, they lost to the Capitals Saturday and the Sabres Monday by a combined score of 8-1. It is definitely not the time to give a team a rest when they've come so close to winning games, then just chucked a couple into the trash.

Not to mention, the fact that any team in sports practices once in a two-week span is ridiculous, but especially for a team that has to play in Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia over the next five days.

There has to be some reason why Dallas will not be practicing.

The final score on Wednesday might provide some clues as to whether or not this weird method worked.