Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 1/8/13
There's no doubt among Stars fans that the last four seasons have been pretty tough to watch since that's how long it's been since the club has participated in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But now that the lockout is close to officially ending and the puck is about to drop on a truncated 48-game season, as is the case with the start of each new season, hope springs eternal not just for Stars fans but for their fellow supporters around the league. And considering owner Tom Gaglardi and GM Joe Nieuwendyk were quite active last off-season, adding the likes of Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Ray Whitney, this year's on-ice product should definitely be fun to watch. But there will be some pretty major differences between this year's team and last. Here's a look at five such differences. 1. A New and Improved Power Play Rock bottom is a funny and often subjective term, but anyone who has watched Stars hockey for any period of time can agree on one thing, that the performance of last year's cl...
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