The Dallas Stars were probably in need of an overhaul after a fifth straight season without a Stanley Cup Playoff berth, and it is fair to say there has been one.
Dallas has a new general manager, Jim Nill, a new coach, Lindy Ruff, and as many as three new centers on the roster. It is possible the only member of the Stars' top-six forwards on opening night who was on the roster before the start of last season is Jamie Benn, who likely is going to be switching positions.
Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Brenden Morrow were traded before the deadline last season. Loui Eriksson was part of the package sent to the Boston Bruins in one of the biggest trades of the offseason. Who joins holdovers Benn and Ray Whitney on the top two lines?