Young Dallas forwards show promise
Talent could help make up for regressing center, Turco's shortcomings
Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, continuing into the Pacific Division on Saturday with the Stars.
Summer Skate -- Dallas Stars
Last season, Dallas was an above-average team during even-strength play -- except for in the net. Marty Turco was a large part of the reason for the struggles in Dallas and how did the team respond in the offseason? They signed Karlis Skrastins to a two-year, $2.75-million deal to shore up the defense, which was already good. Will their incorrect evaluation of team strengths and weaknesses lead one step forward but two steps back for Tom Hicks and company?
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