Robertson: Stars have all the pieces to compete for Cup

Robertson: Stars have all the pieces to compete for Cup

Jason Robertson believes the Dallas Stars are fully equipped to play for the Stanley Cup, and that’s his primary goal heading into the 2023-24 season.

“It’s winning it all,” Robertson told ESPN’s Kristen Shilton. “That’s what you want to do. We have those expectations. We have the players, the coach that it takes to win. Everyone has a recipe to win. We’ve got a big forward group, great defensemen, and elite goalie. You have all those criteria that were checked off.”

Dallas finished eighth in the NHL standings last season with 108 points and then advanced to the Western Conference Final, where they lost in six games to eventual champions the Vegas Golden Knights.

Even though the Stars boasted one of the deepest forward corps in the NHL a season ago, general manager Jim Nill made a significant splash over the summer by signing veteran Matt Duchene.

“So, we have high expectations this year, and we’re fortunate enough to where our GM has built this group well,” Robertson said. “And the young guys are going to step up and take control, like me and the younger guys. So, we’re excited.”

Robertson, 23, was the Stars’ driving force offensively, racking up a career-high 109 regular-season points on his way to a first-team All-Star selection and a fourth-place finish in Hart Trophy voting. He also contributed 18 points in 19 postseason contests.

The Stars are set to begin their season Oct. 12 against the St. Louis Blues.

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