The Dallas Stars look to get over the hump, as they made some moves to improve their offense going into the 2023-24 season.
Record: 47-21-14 (108 pts) – 2nd in Central
Playoffs: Lost to Vegas in Conference Final
Max Domi (F – TOR), Colin Miller (D – NJ), Joel Kiviranta (F – UFA), Luke Glendening (F – TB)
Matt Duchene (F), Sam Steel (F), Craig Smith (F)
The 2022-23 season was a successful one for the Dallas Stars. They finished with a record of 47-21-14, earning a total of 108 points and securing the 2nd position in the Central Division. Although they fell short in the playoffs, losing to the Vegas Golden Knights in the Conference Final, the Stars put up a strong fight throughout the season.
Waking up the Offense
Offensively, the team showcased some remarkable talent. In 2022-23 the Stars proved they were no longer a one line team. Jamie Benn had a rejuvenation, plus Wyatt Johnston emerged as an offensive threat.
Jason Robertson would also have a breakout season in 2022-23 for Dallas. The young forward showcased growth, and made significant contributions to the team’s success throughout the year.
Robertson proved to be a consistent offensive threat as he would eclipse the 100 point plateau for the first time in his career. He demonstrated great hockey IQ and playmaking ability, often finding his teammates with precise passes and creating scoring opportunities. Robertson’s outstanding offensive performance was highlighted by his impressive point production, finishing the season with 46 goals and 63 assists. Both career highs.
However, the Stars did make a few key additions to their roster during the offseason, including Matt Duchene, Sam Steel, and Craig Smith. These acquisitions brought depth and skill to the team with hopes that’ll get them back to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Dallas Stars boast a formidable defensive corps that played a pivotal role in their success during the 2022-23 season. Led by established defenseman Miro Heiskanen, the Stars showcased solid play in their own zone and a strong blue line presence.
Miro Heiskanen, considered one of the top young defensemen in the league, anchors the Stars’ defensive unit. With his exceptional skating ability, hockey intelligence, and strong defensive instincts, Heiskanen consistently shuts down opposing forwards and transitions the play up the ice. Heiskanen’s offensive contributions should not be overlooked either, as he acheived career highs in assists (62) and Points (73).
The key question on defense will be that of Ryan Suter. Suter, who is in the third year of a four year deal, is a defensive liability and should be played as a third pairing defenseman. however, due to his contract and veteran status he’s been getting top pairing minutes. Suter is a player that should have been bought out, but wasn’t.
Overall, the 2022-23 season was a positive one for the Dallas Stars, with strong performances from both the offense and defense. While they fell short in the playoffs, their regular-season performance showcased the team’s potential and competitiveness. With the right adjustments and continued development, the Stars have a promising future ahead.
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