Good morning and here’s to a new week, Stars fans! I thought to get your week started out that I’d give an in-depth answer to the recently surfaced social idea that the Dallas Stars are all-in for this year and a Stanley Cup championship is imminent.
NOTE: This is a two part series. The first part, below, explains why the Dallas Stars WILL win the Stanley Cup and
Here is a report and analysis for why the Stars WILL win the Stanley Cup in the upcoming year.
Why The Dallas Stars Will Win The 2015 Stanley Cup Championship:
The Dallas Stars made some monumental moves this offseason, a major reason why many feel like this new and improved group is going to fight their way to the top in the upcoming season.
The 2013-2014 Dallas Stars found a way to leave their mark and make a declarative statement regarding the current status of the team. Tyler Seguin became a vital part of the new squad after being shipped to Big D in a blockbuster trade in July 2013. He took over the first line center duties at the age of 21 and did not flinch about the new position in the slightest. Along with his newly formed partner-in-crime Jamie Benn, the top line flourished and the overall offense caught the NHL by complete surprise.
Stars GM Jim Nill also appointed Lindy Ruff as the new head coach around a week before the Seguin deal. Ruff had been in a slump and been on a constant struggle with the Buffalo Sabres, and was not expected to do a ton with a rookie group like the Stars. But Ruff led the team phenomenally and became a nomination for the Jack Adams award, but didn’t make it to one of the final spots.
The Dallas Stars carried their own weight in the depth-filled and skillful Central Division, and though the Phoenix Coyotes pre-postseason meltdown due to the injured Mike Smith gave the Stars that extra boost, they proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. The Stars made their way to the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the lowest seed, but nonetheless showed what they were made of. They lost in six games to the Anaheim Ducks, but that was six games farther than anyone gave them credit for at the beginning of the year.
Along with that statement, they have already made multiple moves during this offseason, like a trade that most GM’s could only dream of that brought sharpshooting center Jason Spezza to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a young and still developing Alex Chiasson along with a few prospects. He also solved the Stars reoccurring backup goalie dilemma by signing free agent netminder Anders Lindback. He also brought in a great void filler for Alex Chiasson by signing RW Ales Hemsky that will mesh fantastically with former linemate Jason Spezza. They are anything BUT done.
The Stars will have an arsenal of offense next year, along with a young but skilled defense and a depth-filled crease.
Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn will have breakout years and end in the top ten in points for the second year in a row. Kari Lehtonen will finish as a finalist for the Vezina along with Lindy Ruff winning the Jack Adams award. The entire team will click like they never have before for this franchise and the top two lines will be feared by all teams due to the skill the Stars now have in the dot and the physicality along the glass. This new team will crush the opponents and will finish in the Top Three in the Central Division. The road to the Stanley Cup will lead through Dallas and will end in Dallas.
The Stars will have all eyes on them come next year, but will the Cup come to Big D after a 15 year absence? Above will be a few key factors that could back up and support this fact, but tomorrow I will take the other side.
Leave comments below on how you think the Stars will fare next year! Do you agree that a Cup run is a strong possibility? Or will you fall with the opinion that I will fight for tomorrow?
Comments and questions below and Go Stars.