Dallas not getting money's worth
The prospects for the futures of the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators are as different as their payrolls.
At one end, the Predators entered the season with a league-low $23.17 million payroll and the Stars had the third-highest at $67.59 million. Yet the gap in regular-season and playoff results is far closer, serving as a lesson in how to manage an NHL franchise in the current, uncertain marketplace.
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