It’s Friday and the weekend is on it’s way! So is the Stars season opener! 55 days until the Dallas Stars open their season up against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 9th at the American Airlines Center.
The Dallas Stars had a tremendous season last year, and it took the NHL by ultimate surprise. After competing in the hefty and depth-filled Western Conference, more specifically the Central Division, and snagging their first playoff berth in the last six years while being led by a 24 year old captain in Jamie Benn, all eyes will be set on the Stars and their season ahead. With Jason Spezza, Ales Hemsky, and Anders Lindback being added to the mix, expectations are as high as they have been in the last decade. Thankfully, this is just what the Stars are looking forward to.
During Tyler Seguin’s interview with KTCK-AM 1310, he said, “It’s hard to put a ceiling on our team and what we can do.”
He made it clear that he was happy about last year’s postseason qualification and how it helped mature the team to a higher level of talent and capability.
Seguin said, “I think it was actually awesome that we did get in the playoffs last year and guys that haven’t been there can taste what it feels like to win a playoff game and lose a playoff game. You need to know what those feelings are if you want to be successful in the postseason. It’s just such a different hockey game. The atmosphere even in our rink blew me away. I can’t believe how loud it was getting and how awesome it was. I think with that experience and that taste that everyone got, especially for this offseason, go home, work out hard and get back for next season.”
Seguin is truly excited for this upcoming year, especially from Jim Nill’s brilliance in the offseason.
“When I actually saw the Spezza trade, or heard about it, I didn’t believe it at first. I had to go online, social media these days, and see if it was confirmed.”
The Stars have some valuable assets, now it’s time to show them off.
Will the Stars have a limiting factor or “ceiling” this coming season? If so, what might it be? The defense is probably the first answer to pop into mind, but I’m just going to do what I’ve done all offseason, and trust in Jim Nill’s decisions.
Comments and questions below, and as always thanks for reading! Go Stars.
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