If you’re a fan of offense, there’s no better team to watch than the Dallas Stars. With two of the most dynamic forwards in the NHL — Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn — the Stars will be Cup contenders for years to come. The team is coming off a 50-win, 109-point season, which topped the Western Conference. The Stars are back on the rise after several seasons of missing the playoffs from 2008 to 2013. After relocating from Minnesota in 1993, the Stars made the playoffs right out of the gate in their first year in Dallas.
Just four years later, the Stars put Dallas on the hockey map after winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 under head coach Ken Hitchcock. That same year, the team won the Presidents’ Trophy as the league’s top club with a 51-19-12 record.
In total, the Stars have won two conference championships and eight division titles.
Mike Modano, who was part of that 1999 championship team, sits at the top of the franchise’s all-time scoring list with 1,359 points in 1,449 games in a Stars uniform. Modano’s 557 goals and 802 assists with Minnesota/Dallas also remain as all-time franchise bests.
Dallas Stars Betting Lines Today
The Stars can easily match or even surpass their 51-win season from 2015-16. They will need to stay healthy in order to accomplish the feat.
Use the next game widget as your tool to see who the Stars face next as well as up-to-date odds heading into each match.
Dallas Stars Scores & Schedule
Keep a close watch of when the Stars play on West Coast road trips or are coming off back-to-back games before making your bet.
Dallas Stars Standings Right Now
When looking at the Western Conference standings, you can be sure the Dallas Stars will be near the top on a yearly basis.
You can bet on the Stars to battle for first place, not only in the West, but the NHL. Their 109 points in 2015-16 was second only to the Washington Capitals.
Be sure to keep track of where the Stars sit in the standings before placing your bet.
|2||Columbus Blue Jackets||64||44||23||10||145||98|
|8||New York Rangers||59||46||26||16||163||125|
|9||San Jose Sharks||58||46||22||16||122||105|
|13||St. Louis Blues||51||46||17||18||131||142|
|15||Toronto Maple Leafs||50||43||16||14||134||128|
|20||Los Angeles Kings||48||45||12||19||113||113|
|22||Detroit Red Wings||47||46||11||19||120||135|
|23||Tampa Bay Lightning||47||47||18||21||127||137|
|24||New Jersey Devils||47||47||11||19||106||135|
|28||New York Islanders||44||43||15||17||123||128|
How To Win At Dallas Stars Betting
This team loves to score goals, leading the NHL in that department during the 2015-16 with 265 — almost 20 more than second-place Washington. The Stars set averaged of 3.23 goals per game, which means taking the over in many instances, is the right bet.
Benn paced the Stars’ potent offense with a career-best 41 goals in a full 82-game season. Benn could build on those numbers and certainly has the potential to net 50 in the future. Seguin and Jason Spezza were right behind last season with 33 goals apiece. Dallas was among the league leaders in shots for, averaging 32 per game and tying them for second place alongside Pittsburgh.
As impressive as the Stars’ offense was last season, they say championships are won with defense — an area Dallas needs to improve on if it stands a chance at capturing another Stanley Cup.
The Stars were 11th in goals against after allowing 228 and averaging 2.78 per game. To put it into context, the Cup champion Pens finished among the best, allowing 199 and averaging 2.43 goals against. After an offensive-minded John Klingberg, the Stars lack a true No. 1 defenseman and may be asking too much from the 23-year-old Swede. Dallas’ supporting cast, which includes Jason Demers and Alex Goligoski are a good fit as bottom four blue-liners.
The team also must address its goaltending situation. While Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen are capable No. 1 goalies, neither was able to grab the top job last season leaving coach Lindy Ruff forced to make tough decisions in key games.
Bet365.com has Dallas among the early favorites to win the Stanley Cup in the upcoming season at +1000. Only the defending Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals have better odds of winning it all.
The Stars will once again be at the top of the Western Conference standings and among the top contenders to win it all next season.
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