Dallas Stars: Power Rankings

The Dallas Stars ranked 17th in the final edition of the ESPN NHL Power Rankings.

Pierre LeBrun put together this week's rankings and had these thoughts on the Stars:
Two seasons in a row, the Stars fall just short in the final week. Man, that hurts. A five-game losing streak to end the season? That hurts even more. Jamie Benn is a rock star, and Kari Lehtonen is for real, but GM Joe Nieuwendyk has seen enough evidence over the past two seasons that he needs to change the supporting cast. And he will.

Vancouver topped the final rankings, followed by Pittsburgh, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Nashville. You can see the entire rankings here.
The surging Dallas Stars are ninth in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up two spots from last week.

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun put together this week's rankings and had this to say about the Stars:
So, a year ago they went from first to out of the playoffs in the stretch run. This year, it's the opposite. The red-hot Stars are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, led by goal-scoring machine Michael Ryder.

Pittsburgh, winner of nine straight games, tops this week's rankings. St. Louis, the New York Rangers, Nashville and Detroit round out the top five. The complete rankings are here.


Stars 11th in ESPN Power Rankings

March, 5, 2012
3/05/12
11:28
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The Dallas Stars are 11th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings. That's up two spots from a week ago.

Scott Burnside put together this week's rankings and offered this about the Stars:
"The Stars are looking like the real deal, going 6-0-1 in their past seven to grab a share of the Pacific Division lead with Phoenix."

The New York Rangers top this week's rankings. Detroit, Vancouver, St. Louis and Pittsburgh round out the top five. You can see the entire rankings here.


Stars 21st in ESPN Power Rankings

February, 13, 2012
2/13/12
3:49
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The Dallas Stars are 21st in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, down three spots from one week ago.

Pierre LeBrun handled this week's list and said this about the Stars:
"The Stars have lost four of six, and you start to wonder whether they'll force their GM to be a seller come Feb. 27."

The New York Rangers top this week's list, followed by Detroit, Vancouver, St. Louis and Boston. The full rankings are here.

Stars 18th in ESPN Power Rankings

February, 6, 2012
2/06/12
7:48
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The Dallas Stars are 18th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, the same spot they held one week ago.

Scott Burnside, who put together this week's rankings, said this about the Stars:
"The Stars are hanging around the playoff picture in the West. It's time for Kari Lehtonen to prove he's a franchise netminder."

The New York Rangers are No. 1 in this weeks rankings. Detroit, Vancouver, Nashville and St. Louis round out the top five. The full rankings are here.

Stars 18th in ESPN Power Rankings

January, 30, 2012
1/30/12
11:27
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The Dallas Stars are 18th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up three spots from one week ago.

Pierre LeBrun handled this week's rankings and offered this comment on the Stars:
"Welcome back, Jamie Benn. The Stars missed you."

The New York Rangers top this week's rankings, followed by Detroit, Boston, Vancouver and St. Louis. The full rankings are here.



Stars 18th in ESPN Power Rankings

January, 16, 2012
1/16/12
11:31
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The Dallas Stars are 18th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, down three spots from last week.

Pierre LeBrun put together this week's list and had this to say about the Stars:
What a way to start the week: in St. Louis on Monday night and hosting Detroit on Tuesday night. Jamie Benn's injury loss hurts big time.

Boston, St. Louis, Vancouver, Chicago and Detroit make up the top five this week. The full rankings are here.


Stars 15th in ESPN Power Rankings

January, 9, 2012
1/09/12
4:08
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The Dallas Stars are 15th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up two spots from one week ago.

ESPN.com's Scott Burnside put together this week's rankings and offered this on the Stars:
"Dallas needs Kari Lehtonen (2-2 since returning from injury, with 11 goals against) to get back into form or Stars fans are going to see a lot more of rookie Richard Bachman as Dallas hopes to stay in the playoff hunt in the second half."

The New York Rangers top this week's rankings, followed by Vancouver, Boston, San Jose and St. Louis. The complete rankings are here.


Stars 11th in ESPN Power Rankings

December, 26, 2011
12/26/11
3:39
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The Dallas Stars are 11th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up from 14th one week ago.

Pierre LeBrun, who handles this week's rankings, has this to say about the Stars:
Surprising rookie netminder Richard Bachman is helping keep the Stars very much in the playoff hunt while Kari Lehtonen recuperates from yet another groin injury. The Stars have won five of seven.

Boston is No. 1 in this week's rankings, followed by Chicago, New York Rangers, Philadelphia and St. Louis.


Stars 14th in ESPN Power Rankings

December, 19, 2011
12/19/11
1:44
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The Dallas Stars are 14th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, down three spots from last week.

Pierre LeBrun handles this week's rankings and has this to say about the Stars:
Decent road trip, including a big win over Brad Richards and the Rangers. Unfortunately for them, it ended with a 6-3 loss at New Jersey. A three-game homestand this week begins with the Ducks visiting Monday night.

Chicago tops this week's rankings, followed by Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit and Minnesota. The complete rankings are here.


Stars 11th in ESPN Power Rankings

December, 12, 2011
12/12/11
3:18
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The Dallas Stars are 11th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up from 15th a week ago.

Scott Burnside put together this week's list and said this about the Stars:
The Stars have won three of five, including big win in L.A. Saturday, but three more on the road this week will prove yet another big test.

Minnesota is the No. 1 team this week, followed by Philadelphia, Detroit, the New York Rangers and Boston. The complete rankings are here.

Stars 15th in ESPN Power Rankings

December, 5, 2011
12/05/11
4:03
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The Dallas Stars are 15th in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up from 21st one week ago.

Pierre LeBrun put together this weeks rankings and had this to say about the Stars:
Losing at home to the Islanders hurts, but overall a decent week with wins over Ottawa and Colorado. The Stars are off until Thursday, when they have a big one at San Jose.

Boston is No.1 in this week's rankings, followed by the New York Rangers, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Minnesota. The full rankings are here.

Stars 21st in ESPN Power Rankings

November, 28, 2011
11/28/11
12:56
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The Dallas Stars are 21st in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, down from 13th one week ago.

Scott Burnside, who put together this week's rankings, offers this take on the Stars:
The Stars have a new owner; now they have to find the success that has escaped them in the past month. The Stars have won just two of nine games -- a streak that is threatening to undo all of the good work done out of the gate -- and it doesn't get any easier with Kari Lehtonen on injured reserve.

Boston is No. 1 in this week's rankings, followed by Detroit, Pittsburgh, San Jose and the New York Rangers. The complete rankings are here.


Stars 4th in ESPN Power Rankings

November, 14, 2011
11/14/11
2:11
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The Dallas Stars are fourth in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, down from second last week.

Scott Burnside,who handles this weeks rankings, has this to say about the Stars:
The Stars appeared a bit weary in Detroit on Saturday, as they lost for the second time in 24 hours. But those two losses shouldn't blunt the enthusiasm surrounding this solid hockey club, which continues to hold down first place in the Pacific Division.

Chicago is No. 1 in this week's rankings, followed by Pittsburgh and the New York Rangers. The complete rankings are here.

Stars are No. 2 in ESPN NHL Power Rankings

November, 7, 2011
11/07/11
11:17
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The Dallas Stars are No. 2 in this week's ESPN NHL Power Rankings, up from the No. 3 spot last week.

Pierre LeBrun handles this week's rankings and offers this simple take on the 10-3-0 Stars:
No Brad Richards, no problem. The Stars are the league's first team to 10 wins.

This week's No. 1 team is the Stars' opponent on Tuesday, the Washington Capitals. The complete rankings are here.

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