Stars Realigned: Dallas Stars 2010-11 NHL Season Preview

September 25th, 2010 by Benjamin Benya Leave a reply »
As part of a continuing series, writer Benjamin Benya will be previewing all 30 NHL teams over the next two weeks in preparation for the 2010-2011 regular season.

Up next, the new look Dallas Stars.

Key Additions: G Andrew Raycroft, D Severin Blindenbacher, RW Adam Burish, D Brad Lukowich.

Key Subtractions: C Mike Modano, G Marty Turco, D Andrew Hutchinson.

One of the quietest teams this offseason, the Dallas Stars may also be in the most chaotic state of change amongst any of the 30 clubs entering the 2010-11 NHL season. Sure, Ilya Kovalchuk leaving Atlanta was big, and the Great Chicago Fire Sale was astounding, but nothing is bigger than knowing Mike Modano will be lacing up his skates for another team this year.

With Modano’s role in Dallas diminished, he elected to pursue one more chance at winning a Stanley Cup with, of all the teams, the Detroit Red Wings. Then, the Stars dismissed starting goalie Marty Turco in favor of fledgling starter Kari Lehtonen. Turco and Modano, two faces of the organization, are now gone. While other pieces are still there, Dallas will be a far different place to play this upcoming year.

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