|Stars seek end to playoff drought in short season|
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|Friday, 18 January 2013 06:24|
Such a drought was unthinkable when team captain Brenden Morrow was a rookie in 2000 and Dallas was in the middle of a four-year stretch that included 73 playoff games.
Getting back to the playoffs will require the Stars to navigate the NHL's version of a short season - a 48-game schedule trimmed by the 113-day lockout.
The Stars think they upgraded their offense by adding Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney, a pair of 40-year-old forwards who went through the NHL's last 48-game season in 1994-95.
The long-delayed opener is Saturday night at home against Phoenix.