The Stars Align for the Dallas Stars

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The Dallas Stars are having a moment with a recent Stanley Cup win. But for those who aren’t familiar with the team, you might be wondering, who are the Dallas Stars? Let’s break it down.

The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded during the 1967 NHL expansion as the Minnesota North Stars, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Before the 1993–94 season, the franchise relocated to Dallas. The Stars played their home games at Reunion Arena from their relocation until 2001, when they moved to American Airlines Center. Maintained one of the NHL’s best home records in history through the 2005–06 season. Between 1993 and 2016, Mavericks’ players won eight division titles and reached two NBA Finals. In 2000 and 2011, they qualified for respectively Conference Finals, where they lost to eventual champions Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat in five games each time. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known for being one of the most hands-on and visible owners in professional sports. He frequently speaks his mind on various topics related to NBA basketball and has been fined several times by the league office for publicly criticizing NBA officials. With Cuban’s guidance, the Mavericks put together one of the most successful periods in franchise history between 2000 and 2010, including nine straight playoff appearances and two trips to the NBA Finals. The franchise faced several overhauls during this period, though, as key players such as Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki departed in free agency while Cuban made some questionable trades (Javaris Crittenton for Kobe Bryant, anyone?).

The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded during the 1967 NHL expansion as the Minnesota North Stars, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Before the 1993–94 season, the franchise relocated to Dallas. The Stars played their home games at Reunion Arena from their relocation until 2001, when they moved to American Airlines Center. Maintained one of the NHL’s best home records in history through the 2005–06 season. Between 1993 and 2016, Mavericks’ players won eight division titles and reached two NBA Finals. In 2000 and 2011, they qualified for respectively Conference Finals, where they lost to eventual champions Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat in five games each time. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is known for being one of the most hands-on and visible owners in professional sports. He frequently speaks his mind on various topics related to NBA basketball and has been fined several times by the league office for publicly criticizing NBA officials. With Cuban’s guidance, The Dallas Stars put together one of the most successful periods in franchise history between 2000 and 2010, including nine straight playoff appearances and two trips to the Stanley Cup Finals. The franchise faced several overhauls during this time, though, as key players such as Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki departed in free agency while Cuban made some questionable trades (Javaris Crittenton for Kobe Bryant, anyone?).