Playoffs are a pipe dream for Stars

Fourth straight postseason sitting at home is inevitable after wasting chances

Updated: April 4, 2012, 3:05 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- For the Dallas Stars, the playoffs are a pipe dream once again, even though it won't be official for another few days.

But there's no need to feel sorry for the players. Or coach Glen Gulutzan. Or general manager Joe Nieuwendyk.

The Stars don't deserve to make the playoffs.

Not if we're going to keep it real. This isn't about a lack of effort. It's about a lack of performance.

Really, it's that simple.

The Stars knew if they won their last three games, ...

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