The Dallas Stars are the Cure for your Cowboys Blues


The Dallas Stars are arguably the most entertaining, and best built, team in the NHL. Here’s why they are your cure for those Cowboys blues.

The Dallas Stars, with a league-leading 19 wins, are one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Only the Montreal Canadians have more points in the standings (38 to 39) and they play in the Eastern Conference and have an extra game under their belt.

The Dallas Stars are standing at 19-5-0 and with 38 points, they are positioned five points ahead of their closest challenger and nine points against the closest teams after that. This is the best start in franchise history, even going back to the days in Minnesota as the North Stars.

For Dallas Cowboys fans sickened by the attitude, underachievement, and unfulfilled expectations of their team, the Dallas Stars offer quite the contrary in terms of customer satisfaction.

The Dallas Stars are a young, fun, offensive team. They are well-coached and well-funded. They have championship pedigree and are built to last.

The Stars entered the season considered a fringe playoff team to most, but yet the Stars carried great personal expectations entering this 2015-16 season. The franchise that has missed the postseason in six of the last seven campaigns, had the kind of budding talent that, as anyone close to the team could see, was about to explode in a big way.

The Stars are built the right way. They have an owner who writes the checks and refrains from intervening. The team has a Stanley Cup-winning general manager in Jim Nill (Detroit) and a Stanley Cup-experienced coach in Lindy Ruff.

Leadership has been given the time, money, and power to construct a team from the bottom up. The Dallas Stars now have a perfect blend of youth and veteran experience that invigorates and guides each other.

The Dallas Stars have three players among the league’s top five in scoring this season:

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  1. Captain Jamie Benn (26 years old) is #2 in scoring and his 18 goals lead the NHL 24 games in.
  2. Tyler Seguin (23 years old) is #3 in the NHL in scoring and trails Benn by only one overall point.
  3. John Klingberg (23 years old) is tied for 4th place in scoring and his 22 assists are second in the NHL. Oh yeah, and he’s a defensemen.

All of these players are young. All of these players are superstars. And all of these players are under team control for the foreseeable future. These are the kind of building blocks to get excited for and these are a reason for optimism for both now and in the future.

Fun Fact: Both Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are red-hot and riding their own respective eight-game point streaks. Benn has eight goals and six assists and Seguin has four goals and seven assists in this hot stretch.

This isn’t to say the Dallas Cowboys don’t have young exciting talent of their own. Despite the disappointing season, the Cowboys added some excellent pieces this past offseason. The Cowboys will likely add a top pick in the draft this spring and enter the 2016 season as contenders once again.

But this isn’t really about the Cowboys.

This is about the Dallas Stars and what D/FW’s best pro team is doing this season. The Stars are best in crunch time and are currently undefeated after regulation and in OT and shootouts.

The Dallas Stars are a young, fun, offensive team. They are well-coached and well-funded. They have championship pedigree and are built to last. They have overcome seemingly insurmountable leads and held onto the slimmest of margins.

Yup, the Dallas Stars are exactly the kind of team Dallas Cowboys fans need. You don’t have to give up on the Cowboys, but you would be wise to give the Stars a chance.

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Fresh off a huge comeback win in Minnesota, the Stars just overcame a three goal hole in the third period and were able to win 4-3 in overtime, courtesy of Captain Jamie Benn.