Congratulations, if you are reading this, you have made it through the long and weary NHL offseason. This morning begins a new story in the Dallas Stars franchise as we close the 2022-23 chapter and look toward the future. The Stars have had a long time to think about what happened in the Western Conference Finals last season and put it in the past. Today begins a new season where the past doesn’t matter and what matters is getting prepared for a new season.
I can already hear the skate sharpeners at work and see the players taping up their sticks. I can’t wait to see all the times that Otter skips down the hallway and onto the ice for warmups and before games start. It’s time for the fans to get loud once again and cheer on their favorite hockey team as they look to get back to the Western Conference Finals again this season.
60 players have arrived in Cedar Park with one goal in mind, making the opening night roster. They will go through various drills and film studies to see what they need to work on. Dallas Stars Head Coach Pete DeBoer will not take it easy as he wants the best players suited up for 82 games this season. Those who do not make it will stay in Cedar Park, go back to their junior team, or become an unrestricted free agent.
They will have seven tests that they will face before the season truly begins. Each of those tests will bring unique challenges and tests. If the players can’t handle those challenges, it will be known to the coaches and front office. There is nowhere the players can hide their flaws or mistakes. Only the best players to make it through training camp will be able to wear the victory green jersey for 82 games. Welcome to the beginning of the 2023-24 Dallas Stars chapter of their franchise.