Dallas Mavericks: The Ailing Franchise in Dallas?
Then there are the Stars. The Dallas Stars finished last season with the best record in the Western Conference and the 2nd best record in the league at 50-23-9 with 109 total points. The Stars looked primed for a deep run into the playoffs, only to reach their kryptonite in the 2nd round, the St. Louis Blues.
Much like the Blue Jays for the Rangers, the Blues seem to have had the Stars number over the last few years, but especially last season. Dallas looks to correct that as this season has been underway for a little while now. The Stars are not quite where they were last year but still pose a threat to anyone in the league on any given night.
The Stars will make their way back up the standings this year as long as they can fight off the injury bug. A 9-8-2 start is not near where the team started last year, but it is not bad either. The team looks like it is getting better each gamea as well.
The Stars continue to be led by Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and Patrick Eaves, with Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen still switching off in goal.
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