With Mike Modano and Marty Turco moving on the Dallas Stars are looking to find their next young star. Gone is the two headed General Manger monster and in came Marc Crawford to be the head coach. They quietly went about their business last year, after dealing with one Sean Avery. For the most part they went under the radar last year and hovered around the .500 mark until suffering a few extended losing streaks. The big question on this team is how good is the defense, as they gave up the third most goals a year ago.
Now Crawford enters his second season behind the Stars bench and he has something in common with this fan base. Neither of them are known for their patience. Crawford short temper and volatility may be a hindrance on some teams, but the Stars are still have a roster full of veterans who should be respond to his approach.
Given the amount of goals this team gave up last year they need Goalie Kari Lehtonen be their breakout candidate. In three NHL seasons he has just 42 victories over a span of 106 games. Now that Turco is gone he will get a chance to prove to everyone that he capable of being an everyday goalie in this league.
Key Additions- G Andrew Raycroft, RW Adam Burish, and D Brad Lukowich
Key Subtractions- C Warren Peters, G Matt Climie, G Marty Turco, D Andrew Hutchinson, D Dan Jancevski, D Garrett Stafford, and C Mike Modano
- Joshua Lobdell.com