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PHT Morning Skate: What should be expected of Dallas next season?

Jul 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

After a busy summer, what should Dallas Stars fan expect in 2014-15? (Defending Big D)

Ryan Kesler is loving life in Anaheim. (NHL.com)

Evan Sporer argues that the Bruins were the losers in the Tyler Seguin trade. (Boston Globe)

When it comes to puck-handling, Flyers goaltending prospect Anthony Stolarz has tried to model his game after Martin Brodeur. (CSN Philly)

Red Wings blogger George Malik spoke out against the Red Wings re-signing Dan Cleary. He feels that Detroit would be better served by leaving that roster spot free for one of its young forwards. (Kukla’s Korner’s)

Of course, this has been a rough summer in general for Detroit. Defenseman Mike Green is rumored to be on the market though. Would it make sense for the Red Wings to go after him if that’s the case? (Winging It In Motown)

  1. illogic87 - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Id staying at least .500 would be a great achievement!

    • endusersolutions2013 - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Are you referring o the Stars or the Wings (talking about multiple teams in one article makes is unclear). If Dallas, I would think 2-4 games over 500. Biggest challenge is playing in the Central, which will again be the toughest division in the league.

      Looking at it anyther way, looking at the Sagarin rankings, I’d say moving up to 12th or 11th. Big gap between the top 10 and everyone else, and I don’t see thm cracking that threashold.

      http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nhl/sagarin/2014/rating/

  2. patthehockeyfan - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    I guess it’ll take Kesler a little while before he is acclimated. In the NHL link, he refers to his new team as ‘they:’ “I like the makeup of their team. I think they have a chance to win. They’re young and upcoming, too.” And, “Most importantly, they have a chance to win here and do great things.”

    I assume we’ll be hearing “we” from Kesler soon enough. Plus, he sounds thrilled to be out of Vancouver. Can’t say I blame him.

  3. lordfletcher - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    I feel that Dallas has improved this summer but will still be a difficult road ahead to make the playoffs. The expectations are to always improve. Do I see Dallas getting to the playoffs and into the second round… no, but I think they are on the right path.

    They are young and trending in the right direction, but youth isn’t a guarantee of future success. Seeing as the Wild / Stars rivalry is being forced upon us fans in Minnesota (thanks to the NHL), I guess I hope the Stars fail ??!!

  4. pjblake2redwings - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Ken Holland needs to be fired. He hasnt done anything productive for years and now Tatar, Jurco or Mantha will not make it this year because of Holland and that bum Cleary.. I hope Clearys knees dont hold up past 10 games and he is done!!!

    • i1theinternet - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      You’re upset with Holland, so you’re wishing injury on Cleary? You understand that wouldn’t solve the problem, right?

      • shoobiedoobin - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM

        Wouldn’t it? If Cleary is injured, his spot goes to whoever lost it. That’s what the overreacting Wings fans don’t get.

        There will be injuries this season. If no forward gets injured, I’d be happy sending Jurco down. Jurco isn’t better than our entire forward unit intact. But that won’t happen. Someone will get hurt, and up Jurco will come.

  5. comeonnowguys - Jul 11, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    What can we expect from any team in the Central? In the first two rounds of the playoffs? It will be really hard to eliminate the Hawks and Blues in a seven-game series… but what if they meet in the first round again?

    Best of luck, Vegas.

  6. metroplexfrog - Jul 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Stars are going to be good. They should easily make the playoffs and should be a very tough out.

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