BT’s 10 Bold 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Dallas Stars

September 13th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
In reading an article written on Jack Campbell just after he was drafted by Dallas this past June, the first line pretty much sums up the Stars' recent struggles: They didn't finish off the decade as well as they started it.

Despite two head-turning performances last year, one from Stephane Robidas and the other from Brad Richards, the Stars found themselves mired in the NHL doldrums. They were amongst the top teams in goal-scoring, but their defense led them down a path that didn't result in playoff success.

While Joe Nieuwendyk hasn't had nearly enough time to be graded for the job he's done, if he proves in the long run that he's as intelligent a GM as he was a player, Dallas will turn things around soon enough.

It'll take some bold decisions, while these predictions are filled with those that are bold, and those that...well...aren't so bold.


1) Kari Lehtonen falls to injury for at least 15 games

Dallas has sunk three years of faith into the former top-pick, but injuries (his groin and back being the main culprits) have kept Lehtonen from reaching that potential. He can be effective on the ice, but th ...

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