The Stars could be even better next season.
The Stars were one freak injury away from possibly having Tyler Seguin in their playoff run. Had he not suffered from his Achilles injury against the Tampa Bay Lightning in mid-March Seguin would’ve made the Stars a more dangerous offensive team. Without him, they suffered with their power play, among other areas, against a great defensive team like the Blues.
There’s no question Seguin would’ve made an impact, but look what the Stars did without him. He’s already one of the best forwards in the league today and the team still managed to win a series without him and push the third-best team in the league to a seventh game.
With some tweaking to the defense and some basic decisions during free agency, the team could possibly surpass their 50-23-9 record and their 109-point mark in 2016-17.
Having Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Jason Spezza, Patrick Sharp and John Klingberg all signed on for next season makes the possibility more likely.