In my column today, I talked about how the NHL salary cap is going up and how it is going to be difficult for teams to compete with teams like the Nashville Predators and Boston Bruins.
But, the big question is, will it be enough to keep the Stars and the NHL out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
The Stars are not in the playoffs this season, but they are the top-scoring team in the NHL and that has not changed over the past few years.
They have won five of the past six playoff series.
If they are able to win a fifth series and get into the playoffs, they will not only have to compete for a spot in the Stanley Cups, they’ll have to fight for one of the first three spots on the East and West Coasts as well.
This is not the kind of season you expect from a top-five team, but the Stars will likely be one of two playoff teams in the West that could make the playoffs if they stay healthy.
But this team will not be good enough to win the Stanley Championships.
I was also surprised that Dallas did not win a playoff series in 2015-16.
The team has won the Stanley titles in each of the last two seasons, but those two seasons did not go as well as the first one did.
In the last four years, the Stars have not won the Cup since the 2006-07 season.
That year, the team went 12-15-1.
The Stars had the second-worst record in the league and had an average of just three wins per game.
But that season was the first in which the team won the Presidents’ Trophy and was the last season in which they had the best record in their division.
The season was also the first season in franchise history when the Stars won the Pacific Division.
The only other seasons in franchise-history when the team was a division rival of a divisional rival were the 2004-05 season and the 2008-09 season.
The next two seasons were also the last seasons in which Dallas won the division.
Now, the NHL is starting to get better.
The teams that are currently in the conference finals have a winning record the last three seasons, and the teams that have the worst record this season have a record of 17-25-6.
If the Stars can get healthy, and if they can win at least one of their next three games against the Eastern Conference, they should be in a position to make it to the playoffs.
But if they fall behind and don’t win a series, it will be difficult to keep them in the race for the Cup.
In terms of expectations for the Stars, this season was disappointing.
I would have expected them to be in the playoff race.
They finished with the sixth-worst point differential in the entire league last season, and this year was their worst since they won the conference title in 2016-17.
The good news is that they finished the season on a high note.
The bad news is the Stars are in the midst of a rebuilding process.
They will likely have to rebuild a lot if they want to make the Stanley Playoffs in the future.
The Stars won three straight games in the first round of the playoffs to clinch a spot, but it was a back-to-back, so that makes it hard to gauge whether the team has the talent to win those games.
However, the season is not going to end with a loss.
If Dallas wins a series and the Blackhawks lose in the next round, that means they are not the same team that finished fifth in the Western Conference last season.
So the team needs to find a way to get back to the postseason.
But in the meantime, the teams with the worst points differential in that division will not have a chance to be the division champion.
Prediction: The Stars will make the postseason in seven games, but this season has been the worst for Dallas.
If we are to expect them to win four straight games, they are in a similar situation to last season when they went three straight seasons without a playoff berth.
This is the third of three parts for tomorrow.
Part I: How are the Stars going to compete in the Eastern Division?
Part II: The Preds and Penguins are a good matchup for Dallas, but who will be the best team in their conference?
Part III: What are the playoff odds for the Dallas Kings?
Part IV: Who is the biggest threat to the Stars?