3. Lack of scoring
The 2020-21 Dallas Stars suffered from a scoring deficiency that plagued them to their final game. Dallas dropped 14 games in overtime, 5 of which were to Nashville. The pile-on of one-goal losses was to blame for Dallas losing the Central’s final playoff spot to the Predators.
The Stars struggled to find offensive consistency without the likes of Seguin and Radulov on the ice. Dallas finished the season with 156 goals in 56 games, which ranked them 16th in the league. The Stars were especially bad in the first period, scoring only 39 goals and posting a 6-15-9 record when their opponent scored first.
The Dallas Stars will look to put COVID-19 and offseason surgeries behind them as they prepare for the 2021-22 season. Fans will have every reason to expect Rick Bowness to put the Stars back on the cup chase. Seguin, Radulov, and Hintz will be back to a clean bill of health, in addition to Ben Bishop. Bishop remains in Dallas and will compete with free agent signee Braden Holtby for the starting job. The Stars will also project some machismo from Miro Heiskanen’s new contract, in addition to Ryan Suter’s addition to the blue line. -JG