Something significant happened during last night's overtime loss in Edmonton. It was neither the ringing of the post in back to back games by James Neal, nor the significant playing time handed to Tom Wandell. It was that for the first time, no member of the 1999 Stanley Cup winning team was represented on the ice or bench. Although many Stars fans may cite this change as a bad thing, it isn't. If anything, I take pride that this Stars team has an identity without long time Stars superstar, Mike Modano. Do I love Mike? Hell yeah! However, to be realistic, if this team is going to get back to the Stanley Cup, it must adopt a new image and not try to fit the mold set in 1999. The transformation began a couple years ago. However, last year's disappointment made clear how far the team needs to ...
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Article written by Ken Armer