Take a look at every NHL team and you see old veterans sprinkled in the roster with rising stars. That’s exactly what you have with the Dallas Stars. Players like Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski are paving the way for Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz. Robertson and Hintz are the future of this franchise with them already putting up staggering numbers. Robertson himself scored 109 points last year. These aging veterans still have lots of leadership to offer. The same thing happened with the Stars in 1999. Players like Guy Carbonneau and Craig Ludwig paved a path for players like Jamie Langenbrunner. This is a recipe for success to a Stars team looking for their first Stanley Cup in 25 years.
Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski
Jamie Benn and Joe Pavelski have fewer games ahead of them than behind them. Their careers are in its twilight but they are still leading the way. Pavelski and Benn are 2nd and 3rd on the team in points this year. Pavelski is an ageless wonder. He is tied with Hintz for most goals on the team and this is not a standard deviation. Pavelski is in the top 4 on the team in points and goals year after year. He also recorded 9 goals in 14 games in the playoffs last year. Benn is also having his own advanced-age resurgence. Benn put up an astounding 78 points in 82 games last season, good enough for 2nd on the team. These veterans are providing lots to pave the future of this team.
Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz
Nothing is more exciting than thinking of the future of this franchise. Two key players in that future are Robertson and Hintz. Robertson and Hintz are continuously on another level of greatness. Hintz currently leads the team in points this season including scoring 24 points in 19 playoff games last season. Robertson came within reach of the franchise scoring record last season with 109 points. Robertson is averaging over 1.0 PPG in his career with 243 points in 22 games. These young players along with Wyatt Johnston are benefitting from having the previously mentioned veterans on the team.
The Star’s only Stanley Cup came in 1999. Players in their late 30s like Guy Carbonneau and Craig Ludwig shaped the future of the young players on the team like Jamie Langenbrunner and Jere Lehtinen. This team is forever enshrined in Stars lore as the best team in franchise history as they brought the only cup. The players are there this year for a run at the Stanley Cup. It’s time for this franchise to win another Stanley Cup.
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