Being a Dallas Sports fan might seem like a hit or miss these days.
Talking of course between hockey, basketball, football, baseball, and the soccer clubs that carry the name of ‘Big D.’
Currently, over in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys sit the last place in the NFC East. Which is also the weakest division in the league. Their record is currently 3-8, but are two games out of first in their division behind the New York Giants, and the Washington Football Team; both of whom sit at 5-7.
Dallas Mavericks have Luka Doncic, but the West seems to belong to the LA Lakers, LA Clippers, and arguably the Denver Nuggets. The club also made the playoffs for the first time after a three-year postseason drought.
FC Dallas deserves credit for their run to the Western Conference semi-finals before falling to the Seattle Sounders in the MLS.
Bowing out in the second round of the playoffs is also a memory Dallas Stars’ fans are glad to shake off after a game seven overtime win vs a major rival.
So while the Stars may never get as much national, or local media attention as saying the Cowboys the D-Stars will be good with making the playoffs in consecutive years and playing an important brand of hockey consisting of stellar goaltending, and defense. A combo that makes them a threat come playoffs, and could one day land them Stanley Cup number two.
Right now the biggest issue facing the Dallas Stars; building a team that needs two more playoff wins than it got in 2020 to win the Stanley Cup.
As Saad Yousuf notes, the most important off-season move was signing goalie Anton Khudobin to a three-year deal.
“The Khudobin signing is team-friendly and has other positive effects, such as weathering a lengthy rehab for Bishop and a having goalie option to expose to Seattle in the expansion draft.”
First and foremost, the signing is about hoisting the 2021 Stanley Cup.
That expansion draft would of course occur after the 2021 postseason.
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