The Dallas Stars are a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League (the NHL). The Dallas Stars play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference with four other teams: the San Jose Sharks, the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes. Stars tickets will be a hot item during the 2009-2010 NHL hockey schedule.
Dallas Stars 2009-2010 Outlook
The Dallas Stars have high hopes for the 2009-2010 NHL season. The Stars have finished in 3rd place in the Pacific Division each of the last 3 seasons and the team did not qualify for post-season play following the 2008-2009 NHL season. The lack of success led to a coaching change n the off-season with the hiring of Marc Crawford. Crawford will try to earn the respect of his players early in the season and will try to install his open style of play that allows defensemen to create scoring chances for the front lines as often as possible. Defenseman Stephane Robidas should benefit the most from Crawford's new system and we could see him have a breakout year with a lot of assists and goals during the 2009-2010. Goalie Marty Turco is one of the best in the game and is good enough to keep opponents out of the net even with the more aggressive style of play.
Center Brad Richards continues to show that he is one of the best in the game today, while forwards Loui Eriksson and James Neal should also benefit from the new style of play. Look for Centers Mike Ribeiro and Mike Modano and forwards Brendan Morrow and Jamie Benn to have good seasons as well if the team can learn Crawford's system right off the bat. If Crawford can get his players to buy into his new system during the off-season so that the level of play is high right from the start, the Stars could make a surprise run at qualifying for post-season play following the 2009-2010 NHL season. Get your Stars hockey tickets at the American Airlines Center before it's too late.
The Dallas Stars franchise was originally founded in 1967 in Bloomington, Minnesota as part of the NHL’s 6-team expansion. The team was known as the Minnesota North Stars from 1967 through 1993.
The Dallas Stars have retired the following players’ jersey numbers: Neal Broten’s #7; Bill Goldsworthy’s #8; Bill Masterson’s #19; and Wayne Gretzky's #99 (retired league-wide by the NHL on February 6, 2000).
Dallas Stars TV/Radio
All Dallas Stars hockey games can be seen on either the FSN Southwest television network or KDFI My 27 in the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area. ESPN has television rights to Dallas Stars hockey games based on the popularity of the game. Tune into the Dallas Stars flagship station WTCK 1310 on your AM dial to catch each Dallas Stars hockey game on the radio.