The Dallas Stars have reached the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in four seasons. They will be going up against the top team in the Western Conference this season, the Vegas Golden Knights. This will be a battle for the ages as the winner will get to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup Finals. One of the biggest storylines in this series I will get to in a bit is Pete DeBoer looking for revenge against his former club. Let’s take a look at the top three storylines in this series.
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Storylines: 3. Pete DeBoer’s return to Vegas
I think the NHL is very happy that this storyline fell right into place for such a huge series. Pete DeBoer will look to eliminate the former team that he used to coach. The Stars did see him in the Western Conference Finals back in 2020 in the bubble. Now, he is on the other side as the Star’s Head Coach.
In this article by Vegas Hockey Now Writer Owen Krepps, Pete DeBoer coached three seasons in Vegas and finished with a 160-98-50 record. They also made the playoffs two out of the three seasons he was the coach and made two deep runs in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It will be interesting to see if gets revenge on his former employer this season after being fired last offseason.
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Storylines: 2. The four-headed dragon the Stars have to face
The Stars in the first two rounds of the playoffs didn’t have to deal with many scoring threats. Now they have to go up against four scoring threats in the Western Conference Finals. Jack Eichel, Mark Stone, Chandler Stephenson, and Jonathan Marchessault are the four main players the Stars will have to defend against in this series. It will be the toughest thing the Stars have had to go up against in the 2023 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs this season.
Dallas Stars vs Vegas Golden Knights Storylines: 1. Will Jason Robertson show up?
Dallas Stars fans really want to know if Jason Robertson would like to show up to the playoffs and score some goals. After having one heck of a regular season, Robertson has gone missing in the playoffs.
After only scoring two goals in the first series against the Minnesota Wild, Robertson’s scoring was missing in the second series of the playoffs. Even though he has ten assists in the playoffs, that won’t cut it against the Golden Knights. The main question of this series is will the Regular Season Jason Robertson show up or will the Dallas Stars have to find scoring elsewhere against the Golden Knights?