After today's practice in Frisco, I read off the national predictions for the Stars (you can read them here) to Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. Those picks had the Stars finishing 11th, 15th, 12th, 8th, 12th, 13th, and 15th in the Western Conference. Here's what Gulutzan had to say:
"I like the eighth best. I wonder who that guy was that went out on a limb. I think those are perfect. Who doesn’t like the underdog role? The expectations are low, obviously, nationally. Our expectations internally are a little higher than that. That’s fine. We’ll embrace that role. You don’t want to make any promises, but the promises you do make is that we’re going to play hard, exciting hockey and we’re going to be hard to play against. Most nights if we do those things, and it’s a process to win, but it’s a process that if you do those things, you put yourself in a position to always have success and that is what we are planning on doing."