MHS Central Division Power Ranking: November Edition

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Oct 27, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

2. Dallas Stars

Previous Rank:

October Record: 9-2-0

What’s Good?

The Dallas Stars added Patrick Sharp to an offense that includes Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza. Not surprisingly, the Stars have scored 40 goals so far, second only to the Montréal Canadiens (45). Benn and Seguin sit atop the league with 17 and 16 points so far. While the defense was the reason why this team did not get much done last season, it is much better this time around.

What’s Bad?

Kari Lehtonen has a save percentage of .898 after four games played and Antti Niemi got the starter role after being acquired last off season. But if that is the worst thing about your team, your team must be pretty good. Not much to worry about in Dallas right now.

What’s Next?

Many experts predicted the Stars to make the playoffs this season, some even thought they would win the Central Division title. Right now, they are leading the division and it does not look like they will slow down any time soon. But, we should not get too excited just yet, because – while we would not wish anyone to get them — injuries could make things look much different very quickly.

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