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Yep, the Dallas Stars headed into tonight's game vs Phily as the last place team in the Western Conference and they ended it as the. worst. team. in the NHL! They are 19 points behind Pacific (and Western Conf) leading San Jose and are currently 5 points behind Nashville who currently holds the last playoff spot. The fact that they are just 5 points from the 8th seed appears to be the only reason they dont fire Dave Tippett and ship Marty Turco off to whoever will take him. They're still close enough to make the playoffs and have had to endure key injuries all year... Zubov, Lehtinen, Morrow and now Ott. The Stars play 6 games in the next 10 days (Minn, San Jose, Edm, Calgary, Edm, Colo). I thought Tippett would be gone by now, but if they cant at a minimum split these 6, he's got to be fired. Dallas has to be able to beat teams like Edmonton, Calgary and Colorado.