When the Dallas Stars let All-Star center Brad Richards leave the team via free agency over the summer, many wondered how the club would replace his point production in this, the first season under new head coach Glen Gulutzan.
Almost from the moment Gully was hired to coach this team back in June, the answer was simple-scoring by committee. While there were a number of skeptics, through the first 11 games, where the Stars are 8-3-0, that approach has paid pretty big dividends.
So far, Dallas has had 12 different players find the back of the net and 13 different players have at least one assist. That balance is also evident when it comes to who has been scoring game-winning goals as six different Stars have that distinction through 11 games.
One player who many felt would be looked to in order to help pick up the offensive slack left by Richards' departure to the Rangers was third-year winger Jamie Benn. The talented Mr. Benn currently leads the Stars with 10 points, adding an as...