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Review of 2010-2011: 42-29-11, 95 Points, 9th In Western Conference, Missed Playoffs

Key additions via free agency: Adam Pardy, Radek Dvorak, Vernon Fiddler, Michael Ryder, Sheldon Souray, Eric Godard

Key additions via trade: None

Key losses: Brandon Segal, Karlis Skrastins, Brian Sutherby, Brad Richards, Jamie Langenbrunner, Jason Williams, Jeff Woywitka

Michael Ryder (Photo:AP)

Offense: Dallas easily lost its biggest piece this offseason in Brad Richards. While it does hurt, Dallas has the offensive tools to move forward.  And with new additions such as Radek Dvorak, Vernon Fiddler and Michael Ryder, they should be able to make up the points they miss without Richards.  Michael Ryder also brings his powerplay skill to the Stars powerplay that ranked 14th in the NHL.  If Eriksson, Morrow, and Ribiero put up seasons similar to last, you might not even notice Brad Richards missing.  They should be rolling with a solid offensive threat constantly on the ice, even in the 4th line Dowell and Burish are threats to score for Dallas.

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