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Dallas Stars depth analysis, Fall 2010
Dallas Stars depth analysis, Fall 2010

Written by: Mike Farkas on 10/29/2010 at Hockey's Future

The Dallas Stars are in a state of transition, having graduated a number of prospects in recent years and traded one of their best in Ivan Vishnevskiy (CHI). They used the 2010 draft and some free agent signings to restore their somewhat-depleted ranks. Finally attempting to eliminate the dearth of defensemen in the system, the Stars spent most of their draft picks on defenseman in 2010. They took three in total, the most since the NHL shortened the draft to seven rounds. Prior to that, 15 of the Stars last 18 picks were forwards.

Left Wing

Dallas exhibits one of the finer left wing corps at the NHL level but their present-day prospect pool is a little less impressive. Curtis McKenzie, the best of the shallow group, is off to a slow start at Miami of Ohio University (NCAA) this year after an excellent freshman campaign. At the USHL level, Alex Guptill has moved out of AAA hockey to the Waterloo Black Hawks and figures to be a large part of the offense this year. Pugilist Luke Gazdic will continue to defend his teammates at the AHL level and Michael Neal will try to find his game at the ECHL level for much of the year.
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