Going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Dallas Stars were tied for second in both the Central Division, as well as the Western Conference, at a whopping 92 points. They are definitely a ‘Sleeper Team’; not many people have that much faith in the Stars to win the Cup, but don’t count them out just yet. They’re what we like to call a silent but deadly team, never knowing when they will strike their next victim.
How can the Dallas Stars win the Stanley Cup? What NEEDS to be done?
There are several players on the team that seem to be carrying it with one of them being the absolute beast of a Forward, Jason Robertson who sits at 41 goals and 91 points. Roope Hintz definitely had an unexpected season where he currently sits at 33 goals and 65 points. However you may look at it, or whoever you think is the better overall player here, one thing’s for sure: this team knows how to score points and they’re not afraid to do it.
Along with the other players comes an absolutely outstanding goalie with Jake Oettinger; last year alone he led the Stars in the first-round upset of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Calgary Flames. In that particular post-season, here were some of his important stats: 1.81 GAA and 0.954 SVP. Now in the 2022-2023 season, Oettinger has since changed those stats where he now sits at an impressive 2.48 GAA and a 0.918 SVP. Needless to say, Oettinger seems to be just what the Dallas Stars need and definitely a part of the team that they can’t be without.
Here in the post-season, Dallas’ actually been pretty hot and cold with the current series being tied with Minnesota at two a piece. Dallas is certainly giving Minnesota a run for their money, as they should be, and it will be interesting to see what else happens in this series to get Dallas a first round ‘W’.
That’s a wrap on why the Dallas Stars have a very legitimate chance to win the Stanley Cup!
What do you think about the Dallas Stars winning the Stanley Cup? Are you on the train to Dallas or did you get off at the stop in Doubtville? Either way, let’s just have a great rest of the post-season! May the best (and hopefully that’s the Stars) team win…The Cup!