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.