The 2016-17 season was an illness for the Stars organization.
A healthy franchise in seemingly top physical shape during the 2015-16 season took a nosedive. The Dallas Stars missed the playoffs, they parted ways with their coach, and less than 12 months after being the talk of the metroplex they were an afterthought.
The ‘illness’ also had it’s impact on the AHL-affiliated Texas Stars. Injuries and struggles in Dallas left the AHL club with limited resources — for example Adam Cracknell was originally signed with thoughts of him playing for the Texas — and on-ice issues with defensive consistency and goaltending (sound familiar?) led to Texas missing the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history.
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