It’s almost time for the Dallas Stars to dive into the heat of their 2019 offseason. And with every summer comes plenty of important questions that the organization must answer. Let’s take a look at some of them.
What all can the Dallas Stars do in the upcoming offseason? What all should the Dallas Stars do in the upcoming offseason? What all will the Dallas Stars do in the upcoming offseason?
If you’ve found yourself pondering any or all of these questions over the past few days or weeks, you aren’t alone and it’s completely natural. After all, one of the craziest and busiest times of the NHL calendar year is just around the corner.
With a maximum of five games remaining in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, the 2018-19 NHL campaign is quickly approaching a close. In fact, there’s only a max of 12 days left in the season.
And so, as the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins continue duking it out for the greatest trophy in all of professional sports, the other 29 organizations and their fans are anxiously awaiting the end of the final round and consequential beginning of the 2019 offseason. And once it begins, be prepared for a whirlwind of action.
That’s just how GM Jim Nill and the Stars tend to do things in the months of June and July, and there’s reason to believe that this year will be no different.
Whether it’s drafting “reaches” or generational talents in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, signing superstars or questionable depth players on July 1, or being involved in trade talks for some of the most influential players in the league, Dallas is always a wild card when it comes to the summer. You never know what to make of them and it’s always difficult to guess where Nill might be going.
Simply put: the team keeps its fans and followers on their toes during the busy months of the NHL offseason.
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And that’s why these next few months will be somewhat of a rollercoaster for the Dallas Stars. There’s no telling where they might go or what they might do, and the only guarantee seems to be that unexpectedness will be a key theme (solely because that’s nothing new).
That’s what makes the offseason fun. It’s a chance for teams to answer some of the questions hovering around their organization in an effort to be in the best possible shape by the time the regular season rolls around in October.
In the summer ahead, the Stars have another list filled with questions to file through. Each question is significant in its own way and offers an opportunity to set the franchise up for potential success or failure in the immediate and long-term future. That can be a scary concept when you dwell on it.
But that’s what makes sports so intriguing. One good move and the team seems championship bound. One bad move and the future looks bleak. All it takes is one correct move or misstep.
And in the 2019 offseason, the Dallas Stars have plenty of opportunities to move in the right or wrong direction. That all starts with the questions that they will have to answer.
With the month of June now open in front of us and the 2018-19 campaign coming to a close, let’s take a look at some of the big questions that the Stars will have to answer in the coming weeks.