The Dallas Stars were formed in 1967 as an expansion team in the NHL. At the time they
were known as the Minnesota North Stars. The team moved to Dallas in 1993 and has been
there ever since. Over the years, the Dallas Stars tickets holders have seen their team be
relatively successful in the playoffs. The Dallas Stars have won seven division titles, two
presidents' trophies, two conference championships, and the Stanley Cup in 1998-1999.
The relocation to Dallas was met with some skepticism by experts; however people have
bought Dallas Stars tickets in huge numbers ever since the team's move. Texas is a very
sports friendly state and the fans have been delighted that they have a hockey team to call
their own in Dallas. The fans also enjoyed the period of dominance that the Stars had in
1998, 1999 and 2000. This was the time that they finally won their first Stanley Cup, in
addition to two Conference titles and two Presidents' trophies.
Over the years, Dallas Stars tickets holders have seen their team recruit some of the best
players in the league. The likes of Brett Hull, Joe Nieuwedyk, and Ed Belfour are hall of
famers for the franchise. Neal Broten, Bill Goldsworthy, and Bill Masterton also played
important roles in shaping the team's destiny. Chicago Stars tickets holders have been
spoiled with some wonderful hockey games and they will be hoping for more of the same in
the coming seasons. Anything other than another Stanley Cup in the coming two or three
seasons will be seen as a disappointment by Dallas Stars tickets buyers.
12-9-13: The Stars took five out of a possible six points last week. Somehow the Stars pulled of a 4-3 win over Chicago where they were out-shot 50-18 by the Blackhawks. They then dropped a 3-2 overtime game to Toronto but finished the week beating the Flyers 5-1 at home. Rookie Valeri Nichushkin scored twice and added five helpers this past week. He now has 15 points in 27 games on the year. Not too shabby at all.
12-2-13: The Stars took points in all three games they played last week. Only one of those games ended in a Dallas victory, a 6-3 win over Anaheim. The other two games, a shootout loss to an excellent Chicago team and another to an Oilers squad that Dallas thoroughly outplayed, were good results in their own right. 41-year old Ray Whitney is averaging two shots per game but is converting those shots into goals at just a 2.5 percent clip.
11-25-13: You think Tyler Seguin likes playing in Dallas? The young center has 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points in 24 games played. His line mate Jamie Benn is having an even better year with 24 points in 22 games. The Stars had only two games this week and they dropped both of them to St. Louis and the New York Rangers. Kari Lehtonen’s .924 save percentage and 2.28 GAA are solid. Dallas is still a few year’s away from contending, but the Stars are one team nobody wans to see on their schedule as they play tough hockey night in and night out.
It was a perfect week for the Dallas Stars. Goalie Kari Lehtonen made 42 stops to beat the Canucks and Tyler Seguin posted four goals and one assist in a rout of Calgary. The aforementioned Lehtonen has a 10-3-2 record and a .34 save percentage this season. Those are good numbers for a guy who has yet to show the NHL what kind of talent he really has. GM Jim Nill’s vision for the Stars is bright one indeed.
11-12-13: It’s going to be tough for the Stars to make the playoffs in the ultra competitive Western Conference. However, teams are finding out real quickly that Lindy Ruff’s squad is not the same team that got walked all over last season. Last year, the Stars were 23rd in the NHL in score close Fenwick, which is plus/minus shots and missed shots. This season the Stars are ninth in the NHL. Tyler Seguin is showing why he was the 2nd overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft.
11-5-13: It was a strange week for the Dallas Stars. They played four game overall and each game was decided by a lone goal. They lost in regulation to Montreal and lost in overtime to Colorado. They beat Ottawa in a shootout and defeated Buffalo in regulation. Tyler Seguin over his young NHL career has received his share of criticism and deservingly so. He must play better for Dallas to have a chance to make the playoffs. He went 1-for-14 from the faceoff dot Sunday.
10-29-13: The Stars had a pretty good week going 1-0-1 with a win against Calgary and shootout loss to Winnipeg. In their game against the Flames, Dallas scored three goals in 1:01 of the second period. Their shootout loss to the Jets was not ideal, but they did pick up a point. Remind me once again why the Stars traded James Neal to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Alex Goligoski a few year’s back? That may go down as one of the dumbest trades in league history. Goligoski has zero points on the year and is a minus-10. Ouch!
10-21-13: Dallas has four losses in their last five games. Their lone win was a shootout victory over the mighty San Jose Sharks. You would think after their win against the Sharks they would go on some sort of a winning streak? Well, not exactly. They lost 5-2 to Los Angeles and blew a 3-1 lead versus Anaheim. Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn can’t do it all in the scoring department. The loss of goalie Kari Lehtonen to lower body injury will plague this team for weeks to come.
10-14-13: Tyler Seguin’s four point performance against Winnipeg last Friday was impressive, however losing to Minnesota 5-1 was not. The Stars are getting outshot almost every night. They’re poor in the faceoff dots, and their defense has been shaky at best. There were high expectations for the Stars in Big D this season and so far it’s been somewhat of a disappointment. Starting goalie Kari Lehtonen was injured in Dallas’ 4-1 win Friday against the Jets and rookie Jack Campbell was called up from AHL Texas. Look for Campbell to make an impact.
10-7-13: Another team that’s in a transitional phase this year, the Dallas Stars have looked solid early on. Rookie Alex Chiasson continues to prove why he belongs in the NHL. Going back to last year, Chiasson has scored nine goals in his first eight NHL games. Secondary scoring will be key with this team.
9-4-13: The 2013 season held strains for the veteran laden Dallas Stars. Now, with the addition of Tyler Seguin, one of the oldest teams in the NHL not only gained youth, but star power still ripe with a championship ring. The speed of the Stars increased dramatically with Shawn Horcoff and Rich Peverly. However, the absence of underrated Louie Eriksson will be big shoes to fill, a tall order expected of 24-year old, Jamie Benn. The big “D” has also bolstered defensive firepower in the acquisition of Sergei Gonchar and added relief for expected number one goaltender, Kari Lehtonen, in backup Dan Ellis.
How these pieces will fit have high expectations, and are likely to prove successful. The Central Division is ripe with seasoned contenders (St. Louis Blue, Chicago Blackhawks) , but riddled with enigmas (Winnipeg Jets, Minnesota Wild) waiting to challenge for glory. Dallas may be a team that will be knocking on the door, but a window of opportunity has, since been, wide open with this new look team.
Stars 2013 NHL Draft Summary
Pick #10: Valeri Nichushkin, LW
Pick #29: Jason Dickinson, C
Pick #40: Remi Elie, LW
Pick #54: Philippe Desrosiers, G
Pick #68: Niklas Hansson, D
Pick #101: Nicholas Paul, LW
Pick #131: Cole Ully, LW
Pick #149: Matej Paulovic, LW
Pick #182: Aleksi Makela, D