Preview of 2015 Dallas Stars Qualifying Tournament

2015 Dallas Stars Qualifying Tournament

2015 Dallas Stars Qualifying Tournament

  1. ’98-’99 Dallas Stars (51-19-12, 114 points (1st in Pacific), STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS)
  2. ’99-’00 Dallas Stars (43-23-10-6, 102 points (1st in Pacific), Lost in Stanley Cup Final)
  3. ’07-’08 Dallas Stars (45-30-7, 97 points (3rd in Pacific), Lost in Conference Final)
  4. ’02-’03 Dallas Stars (46-17-15-4, 111 points (1st in Pacific), Lost in Conference Semifinal)
  5. ’00-’01 Dallas Stars (48-24-8-2, 106 points (1st in Pacific), Lost in Conference Semifinal)
  6. ’93-’94 Dallas Stars (42-29-13, 97 points (3rd in Central), Lost in Conference Semifinal)
  7. ’96-’97 Dallas Stars (48-26-8, 104 points (1st in Central), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal)
  8. ’05-’06 Dallas Stars (53-23-6, 112 points (1st in Pacific), Lost in Conference Quarterfinal)

The ’02-’03 Dallas Stars were the 20th seed in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff. They defeated the 45th-seeded ’76-’77 Cleveland Barons in five games in the First Round. Then, they upset the 13th-seeded ’34-’35 Montreal Maroons in six games to advance to the Third Round. However, in the Third Round, they were swept by the 4th-seeded ’73-’74 Boston Bruins who made it all the way Semifinal Round.

Players to Watch:

  • C – Mike Modano – A true legend of the game and one of my favorites ever. He is the greatest Dallas Star ever.
  • D – Sergei Zubov – He sits second all-time in scoring in Stars history, behind only the Modano. He excelled at the long outlet pass once the league eliminated the two-line pass rule.
  • RW – Jere Lehtinen – One of the more “underrated” players of his time, in my opinion. He was a great two-way player who put up 20-goal seasons consistently.
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