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|Stadium:||American Airlines Center|
|Colors:||Green, black, silver & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Ed Belfour, Leo Boivin, Guy Carbonneau, Dino Ciccarelli, Mike Gartner, Brett Hull, Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Mike Modano, Larry Murphy, Joe Nieuwendyk, Gump Worsley & Sergei Zubov|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||Herb Brooks, Walter Bush & John Mariucci|
|Rivals:||Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks & Anaheim Ducks|
|Legends:||Ed Belfour, Leo Boivin, Guy Carbonneau, Dino Ciccarelli, Mike Gartner, Brett Hull, Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Mike Modano, Larry Murphy, Joe Nieuwendyk, Gump Worsley, Sergei Zubov, Craig Ludwig, Richard Matvichuk, Jamie Langenbrunner, Derian Hatcher, Brenden Morrow, Marty Turco & Jere Lehtinen|
|Retired Numbers:||7, 8, 9, 19 & 26|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||1 (1998-99)|
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The Dallas Stars began life in the NHL in 1967, however, they were originally located 1000 miles away in Minnesota, under the title of the North Stars. The North Stars competed in the NHL until the late 1970s, when the club ran into financial difficulties, forcing them to merge with the Cleveland Barons, who were also on the verge of collapse.
The North Star name was retained following the merger, which also brought with it a number of solid players, turning the North Star into a strong team, who would make the Stanley Cup final in 1981, losing to the New York Islanders.
Over the next decade, the North Star would continue to suffer from financial difficulties, failing to turn a profit year after year. This led to the future of the franchise coming into doubt, with the clubs then owner, Norman Green, proposing a move to Anaheim only for it to be made impossible by the introduction of the Mighty Ducks.
A redesign of the clubs’ logo in 1991 saw the North Star become the Star, and 2 years later, the franchise had moved to Dallas, the result of years of declining profits.
The Dallas Stars became the only NHL team in the state of Texas, and thanks to their success, they gained a lot of popularity with the locals in their first season. Such was the Stars’ success that they made it to the 1994 playoffs, where they would be eliminated in the second round by the Vancouver Canucks.
Despite the newfound popularity of ice hockey in Texas, and the financial resurgence of the Stars, Green sold the ownership of the franchise to Tom Hicks in 1995.
Under the ownership of Hicks, the Stars began to rebuild the club, focusing on putting together a roster that would allow them to compete for the Stanley Cup.
The 1995/96 campaign was Hicks’ first as owner, and it would be a rather unimpressive one, however, it marked the year that the Stars signed future Hall of Famer, Joe Nieuwendyk, who would become an important piece in the team they were building.
The Stars dramatically improved over the next 2 seasons, recording a club high 104 points in 1996/97, followed by a new high of 108 points in 1997/98, in both seasons the Stars would qualify for the playoffs, but lose before they could make the Stanley Cup Final in each season.
Despite the Stars’ playoff disappointments, the 1996/97 and 1997/98 off seasons would be when they assembled the final pieces of their championship winning puzzle. The signings of Brett Hull, as well as future hall of famers, Sergei Zubov and goaltender, Ed Belfour, led to the formation of a powerhouse team heading into the 1998/99 season.
The Stars went on to dominate the Pacific Division, ending the regular season with a record of 51-19-12, for a total of 114 points, which remains a franchise best. After sweeping the playoff quarterfinals, the Stars defeated the St. Louis Blues in 6, followed by a thrilling victory against the Colorado Avalanche in 7 games.
Facing the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup Final, the Stars convincingly won in 6 games to lift the clubs first Stanley Cup as a Dallas based franchise. The final was infamous due to an overtime goal scored by Brett Hull, which became a point of controversy regarding the leagues’ crease rule and would eventually lead to an amendment to the rule.
In the 2000/01 season Stars followed up their title winning campaign with another dominant performance, reminiscent of the previous year. Winning the division, breezing through the first two playoff games, and once again, beating the Avs in the Conference Finals (4-3), however, history would not repeat itself, as the Stars lost to New Jersey Devils (2-4).
The Stars remained a mostly strong side for the majority of the decade, often making the playoffs, however, they would never recapture the glory of their 1999/2000 season.
The 2007/08 season was a return to form for the Stars, who finished the year 3rd in the Pacific Division, but enjoyed a very successful playoff run, which they would lose in the Conference Final to the Detroit Red Wings.
Based on the performance of that season, which saw Mike Ribeiro score 83 points, Hall of Famer Mike Modano performing at age 37, and led by their star captain Brenden Morrow, everything appeared to be looking good going into the next year.
However, a year long ACL injury to Morrow would change the course of the entire season, and with it, usher in a long period of mediocrity for the Stars, who failed to qualify for playoffs for the next 5 seasons, setting a franchise record by doing so.
During that time, the Stars were consistently failing to turn a profit, eventually filing for bankruptcy in September of 2011, and allowing bids from potential new owners. Current Stars’ owner, Tom Gaglardi would submit the only offer, worth $240 million, which was accepted by the NHL.
Gaglardi’s vision was to rebuild the club by trading ageing players, focusing on recruiting well, and the development of young talent. However, aside from the Stars’ 1st place Central Division finish in 2015/16, they remained a lower-mid table, with their most recent Stanley Cup Final appearance coming off the back of an 82 point season, the 10th highest of the year.
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Rick Bowness gears up for his first full season in charge of the Dallas Stars, having taken over the duties mid way through the 2019/20 season from then coach, Jim Montgomery, as a result of his unceremonious sacking.
Bowness, who had served as assistant coach to the Stars since 2018, brings to the table 30 years of experience in various head and assistant coaching roles.
His most impressive coaching performance, before his interim appointment as Stars’ coach, was taking the Boston Bruins to the Conference Finals back in 1991/92. That was until the Stars, somewhat surprisingly, made it to the Stanley Cup Final in the 2019/20 season, with Bowness receiving a 2 year contract extension for his efforts.
Despite the successes of the previous year, Bowness’ coaching record is a losing one, at 143-302-48-8, Bowness has failed to achieve much at the teams he has coached, with most of his contracts being terminated.
Young defenceman, Miro Heiskanen, appears to be the future of this Stars team, having already made quite an impact since being drafted pick 3 in the 2017 NHL draft.
In less than a month of playing, Heiskanen scored his first goal for the Stars, becoming the second youngest defenceman to do so in the clubs’ history. In his first two seasons, Heiskanen has made 63 points, proving to be highly efficient on the attack, whilst also extremely talented defensively.
So successful was Heiskanens’ first season, that he was the clubs one and only NHL All Star player, cementing his status as one of the most exciting young rookies in the league.
Much of the Stars’ success in 2019/20 can be attributed to their trusty goaltender, NHL veteran, Anton Khudobin. The Russian goalie was immense between the sticks last season, performing consistently throughout the regular, and postseason, confirming his position as the Stars’ first choice.
Statistically, 2019/20 was the best season Khudobin has ever had in the NHL, boasting a save percentage of .930, the highest in the league for regular starting goaltenders.
Khudobin shared goalkeeping duties with Ben Bishop throughout the regular season, but due to the quality of his performances, Khudobin played the majority of the playoff games, where he also impressed.
Going into the 2020/21 season, Khudobin will be the Stars’ main man between the goals, and should have another solid season, given the quality of the defence in front of him.
Following their 82 point, 37 win, 24 loss, 8 overtime loss 2019/20 season, the Dallas Stars finished 3rd in the Central Division, and 5th in the Western Conference.
In a Western Conference filled with good teams, the Stars enjoyed a solid season, however, they excelled in the playoffs, beating the Flames, Avalanche and Golden Knights to reach the Stanley Cup Final, where they would ultimately lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 6 games (4-2).
Heading into the 2020/21 season, the Stars were amongst the favourites to win both their Division and the Stanley Cup, but due to a shaky start to the campaign the bookies value them at +3400 to win the Stanley Cup, and +1100 4th favourites to win the Central Division.
There were some big changes to the Central Division for the 2020/21 season, resulting in the Stars now playing in the same division as their 2019/20 Stanley Cup Final opponents, the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are the clear favourites to win the division.
Considering the success of their previous season, and the strength of their squad, the Dallas Stars should expect to make playoffs again, however, the strength of the division may make that harder than previous years.
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Where do the Dallas Stars play?
The Dallas Stars play their home games at American Airlines Center.
Who owns the Dallas Stars?
The Dallas Stars are owned by Tom Gaglardi.
Have the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup?
The Dallas Stars have won 1 Stanley Cup title, in the 1998/99 NHL season.
Who is the Dallas Stars general manager?
Jim Nill is the general manager of the Dallas Stars.
Do the Dallas Stars play tonight?
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What is the Dallas Stars record?
The Dallas Stars had a 37-24-8 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2019-20 NHL season.
Did the Dallas Stars win last night?
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How much are the Dallas Stars worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Dallas Stars are worth $575 million.
Who do the Dallas Stars play tonight?
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How to watch the Dallas Stars?
You can watch the Dallas Stars games on TV channels like Fox Sports East and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.
Will the Dallas Stars make the playoffs this year?
It is not known if the Dallas Stars will make the playoffs this year, however, last year they finished 3rd in the Central Division, and 5th in the Western Conference. The Dallas Stars won the Western Conference playoffs, before losing in the 6 games to Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final (4-2).
Will the Dallas Stars get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The Dallas Stars selected Mavrik Bourque with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft.
When do the Dallas Stars play?
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Where did the Dallas Stars finish this season?
In the 2019/20 NHL season, the Dallas Stars finished 3rd in the Central Division and 5th in the Western Conference.
How many games did the Dallas Stars win?
The Dallas Stars won 37 games in the regular 2019/20 NHL season, and 15 games in the postseason.
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