The “Dallas Stars” is a professional ice hockey team situated in Dallas, Texas. The team is part of the Central Division that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). During the league’s expansion in the year 1967 in the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, the Dallas was formed as the Minnesota North Stars.
In their early years in the NHL, the team had financial shortcomings. Before the 1978-1979 NHL season, the Minnesota North Stars merged with the Cleveland Barons for a reason that both teams were in the midsts of financial fraught.
The franchise moved to Dallas to play in the 1993-1994 season, at the time of their relocation, the Stars started playing their home games at the American Airlines Center. Prior to their relocation, the team used to play at the Reunion Arena before the year 2001.
Before the year 2000, the Stars have won several awards in the league, they had seven division titles in Dallas, they won twice of the Western Conference championship, and the Stanley Cup Finals in the years 19998-1999. At the time of their frequent success, Joe Nieuwendyk from Dallas was awarded with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player (MVP) during the playoffs of the same year.
After the 1990s, the Stars have turned success into failures after losing several playoffs during the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. However, the letdowns in the playoffs have led to the Stars’ motivation to climb a little harder for the next playoff seasons. In fact, the team started their 2004-2005 quiet a lot better compared to the previous seasons.
Through the years, the Dallas Stars have fought with the ups and downs in their NHL career, despite the existence of struggles, the team has remained one of the strongest among the NHL ice hockey teams line up even until present times.