Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/14/12
It was almost a month ago when the season seemed dead and gone. I will be the first to admit that I did not think the Dallas Stars had much chance of reviving their 2011-12 and figuring out a way to challenge hard for the playoffs for the first time in four years. You'll have to forgive my pessimism, but at the time, two straight wins was a rarity and three straight? Nearly impossible. Now, they have won 10 of their last 11. Who knew? Roughly around Valentine's Day, it was certainly my idea to sell, sell, sell in the NHL marketplace and consider moving assets to set up a better position for the franchise in the summer time when cap room and cash on hand would allow the Stars to make bold strikes in an attempt to finally get the mix right. And looking back, I still suggest that there were no signs on hand that they were about to go on their best run in years. They were mediocre in goals scored and mediocre in goals allowed. They were bottom third in the league in power play and bot...
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