Three Reasons the Dallas Stars Will – or Won’t – Make Another Cup Run Next Year

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There’s a case to be made that the Dallas Stars just endured the most painful Stanley Cup final defeat of all-time.

Any team that fights all the way to the final after a long, gruelling season only to lose experiences the crushing disappointment, sure. But it felt different seeing members of the Stars dropped to one knee after falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the final. The 2019-20 Stars will forever be known as the team that stayed in the COVID-19 bubble for two months and walked away with nothing. It’s no wonder star players like center Tyler Seguin and defenseman John Klingberg were so visibly emotional when addressing media after the defeat.