Summer Skate: Dallas Stars
The Stars need other players to step up after Brad Richards' move to New York
- Andy Devlin/NHLI/Getty ImagesWith Brad Richards gone, Loui Eriksson's production could slip this season in Dallas.
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Dallas. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Dallas Stars
Despite a red-hot start, the Dallas Stars faded away and finished last in their division (but just four points out of second).
How Dallas fares in the post-Brad Richards era will be determined by how well its key players perform in his absence, and how quickly the remaining players on the roster respond to new coach Glen Gulutzan.
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