Dallas Stars 2010-11 Season Preview

Andrew TannerContributor IOctober 5, 2010

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 29:  Brad Richards #91 of the Dallas Stars skates against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on March 29, 2010 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Bad from last year:

The Penalty Kill Unit was near the bottom of the league last year. Dallas was also near the bottom of the league in success rate in shootouts. Only two teams scored first for fewer times than Dallas and they won less than two thirds of the games that they did score first. The Stars were also outscored by 22 goals in the first two periods last season.


Good from last year:

Brad Richards didn’t have a bad season. He was able to match his career high with 91 points last season and it was the best by a Star since Mike Modano in 1994 when Mike had 93 points. The Stars also had more power plays than any team in the West and they were second in power play opportunities in the NHL.


Best Free Agent Lost:

Of course Mike Modano will be missed heavily for he will not be in a Stars uniform for the first time since they were up in Minnesota.


Best Free Agent Signed:

Andrew Raycroft will be the best signing. Andrew hasn’t had that great of a season since leaving Toronto and oddly enough neither has Toronto.


Where the Stars will go:

The Stars need to find ways to get early leads. The Stars will also go where Brad Richards takes them. Look for Dallas to finish near the bottom of their division.