Found November 02, 2011 on Stars of Big D:
Coming into this season, the underlying question for the Dallas Stars was, "who can replace Brad Richards?". Richards logged the heaviest minutes (around 22 per game) among all of the Stars forwards and was a substantial piece of the power-play unit, even if it was ineffective for much of the season. 1 month into the season, it looks like that prospect isn't as daunting as it first appeared with the Stars near the top of the league with an 8-3-0 record. They're tied with the Penguins and Capitals for first in the NHL with eight wins and currently sit second in the Western Conference due to tiebreakers. The Chicago Blackhawks sit in front of them because they have a better goal differential (+8 compared to the Stars +5). Thus far, the Stars have looked very good so I wanted to take a look at how the minutes have been distributed now that the team is much deeper and doesn't have to rely so much on one guy (even if that one guy was a top-5 or top-10 ...

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