As the NHL final four battle their way forward with visions of a Stanley Cup, your Dallas Stars have packed their bags as they eye a chance for redemption next season – what could that possibly look like?
With a long offseason ahead, it’s time to unwind from the gut-wrenching thrill that was Dallas Stars Playoff Hockey and humbly look to the future. Although Lord Stanley’s Cup will not be engraved with the names we hoped for this year, there is no denying the Stars embarked upon a very successful season – one in which they built a solid foundation with a budding head coach, won 7 Playoff Games, and garnered league-wide respect for their structured, suffocating style of play.
The next challenge we must answer this offseason is whether Dallas can build upon that successful season.
Over the course of the summer, General Jim Nill will be tasked with doing just this – how do we take a young team with a solid core and transform it into a dynamic, multi-year contender? After inking Esa Lindell to a brand new contract, the Stars look to already have a bright future along both the faceoff dots and bluelines.
For this article, I’m going to lay in my nicest armchair as I explore realistic options Dallas can take to expand upon their organizational talent and take the next step in becoming a legitimate nightmare for opponents in the years ahead.
This roster construction was made with the idea that the 2019-2020 Salary Cap will be $83 Million, as projected by fan favorite Gary Bettman.
Without further ado, let’s dive headfirst into a successful Dallas Stars Offseason.