The final push of the off-season is here, and teams are gearing up for a big start to the month of October. Things continue to change on the Stars’ bench, and on benches around the league, as organizations try to prepare for the first full-length season in two years, and for a season full of new competition, rivalries and excitement.
Every team in the league will face it’s struggles this season, be it the Chicago Blackhawks coming off a record-setting, Stanley Cup-winning season, or the bottom-of-the-barrel Colorado Avalanche. So while it’s somewhat shocking to consider some of the league’s most tenured, most respected teams may be struggling to find their identities, it’s not so shocking to consider the Stars’ biggest challenge being that of finding some fully-functioning, well-oiled chemistry.
Pre-season is winding down quickly, and while the Stars have thus far split the number of wins versus losses, the two losses at the hands of the St. Louis Blues were not without intensity. Even with that intensity, changes are still being made to the regular season roster, with the most recent moves being that of Jack Campbell, Toby Petersen and Francis Wathier back to Austin and the Texas Stars. If pre-season stats are any indication of how this new team will do in a week’s time, it may prove to be an extremely productive season for the Dallas Stars. Check out the full roster’s list of statistics here.
Perhaps the most significant change in rosters today didn’t happen in Dallas at all, but affected plenty of Stars fans nationwide. It was looking bleak for former captain Brenden Morrow, who was traded to the Penguins late last season, and then was not resigned by Pittsburgh after the playoffs. But fret not Brenden fans, we’ll be seeing more of Mr. Morrow around here, and not just on the practice ice in Frisco.