163 Total combined points of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn, third most among teammates in the NHL. Projected Roster HEAD COACH: LINDY RUFF LW C RW 1st Line Jamie Benn Tyler Seguin Valeri Nichushkin 2nd Line Erik Cole Jason Spezza Ales Hemsky 3rd Line Antoine Roussel Cody Eakin Ryan Garbutt 4th Line Shawn Horcoff Vernon Fiddler Colton Sceviour D D 1st Pair Alex Goligoski Trevor Daley 2nd Pair Brenden Dillon Jordie Benn 3rd Pair Sergei Gonchar Jamie Oleksiak G Starter Kari Lehtonen Backup Anders Lindback Scoreboard 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 PLAYOFF FINISH Conf QF (L) DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ REGULAR SEASON 40-31-11 22-22-4 42-35-5 42-29-11 37-31-14 POINT TOTAL 91 48 89 95 88 SHOOTOUT RECORD 4-5 2-1 7-4 5-7 7-10 GOALS SCORED 235 130 211 227 237 GOALS ALLOWED 228 142 222 233 254 POWER PLAY % 15.9 17.0 13.5 18.0 18.6 PENALTY KILL % 81.4 81.0 82.8 80.1 77.4 in eleven goals in 20 games after the trade. Management is hoping that they can find that same spark in the Lone Star State. Defense The Stars’ defensive group is one that is steady, but not spectacular. The headliner in this group is Minnesota-born Alex Goligoski as he put up another solid year on the blue line. Since coming over from the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2010-11 season, Goligoski has consistently shown the offensive touch that the Stars have craved since the days of Sergei Zubov. While the former second-rounder has put up consistent numbers the last few years, last season was his best year in Dallas as he put up 42 points (6 goals, 36 assists). Last year was the most points he has put up since the 2010-11 campaign. Trevor Daley, Goligoski’s defense partner, has proven to be a consistent and steady defenseman for years. The ten-year pro had his best defensive season last year with a plus/minus rating of +10. Daley’s consistency will allow Goligoski to take more chances in the offensive zone and feed the goal-hungry forward group that is no doubt the strength of the Stars. This group also has a promising physical aspect in the form of Brenden Dillon. The 6-3, 225-pounder is an imposing figure, and he knows how to use his body to his advantage. In 80 games last season, Dillon dished out 167 hits. This was after the strike-shortened season where he imposed his will 133 times in only 48 games, good enough for a spot in the top 20 in that area. After these three players, the depth of this group is put into question. The big name here is 40-year-old Sergei Gonchar. There is still some hockey left in the 19-year veteran, but age is starting to take its toll. Don’t be surprised to hear a lot of talk during the season of the Stars attempting to acquire a top-four defenseman to solidify this group.
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