The off-season has proven to be an opportune time for the Dallas Stars to focus on the team’s future, both by looking at the past and the present. Numerous facets of the team’s future continue to brighten with each decision to come down the pike. This season will surely be one for the Stars to either capitalize on the newness and freshness of a team rebuilt, or struggle with imbalance and a lack of chemistry.
The most important change coming for the new roster of Stars will be the organization’s selection for the new team captain. We’ve made the case for a few individuals currently on the roster, and many more continue to arise. The decision seems an open and shut case for many, but when considering all of the possibilities, it’s hard to say what the Stars will decide in the end.
The team’s struggling defense has been a point of scrutiny by fans and NHL strategists alike, but many of the team’s recent moves, including the acquisition of Sergei Gonchar and moving former-AHL’er Jamie Oleksiak to the NHL full-time, have many envisioning good things for the Dallas “D” in the upcoming season.
With the recent decision to move the Dallas Cowboys practice facility from Valley Ranch to Frisco, the North Texas town has received an enormous amount of media attention; attention the Stars intend to capitalize on. While being almost directly across the highway from “America’s Favorite Team” may seem like a drag on the attention the Frisco Dr. Pepper Stars Center will receive, the Stars see the opportunity in a very different light.