DMN: The Best & Worst of the Decade in D/FW Sports

The Dallas Morning News has a story up listing the best and worst sports moments in Dallas/Fort Worth sports of the past decade, and the Dallas Stars make a couple of appearances.

Top Performers:

9. Mike Modano

Slowing down now, but in this decade he became the leading career goal-scorer among American-born players. His 548 goals and 1,342 points put him 26th on both lists heading into Christmas week.

Biggest Busts:


8. Pierre Turgeon

Best Seasons:

5. 2007-08 Stars
There were Stars teams that compiled more points in the regular season, but playoff hockey is what it's all about. The '07-08 team went to the conference finals and, after falling behind 3-0 to Detroit, won two games to make it interesting.

Most Shocking Stories:

10. Belfour's bribe
After becoming boisterous, an intoxicated Belfour put one of The Mansion's security guards in a headlock when the guard tried to escort him out of the hotel in March 2000. It took pepper spray from police officers to subdue him, resulting in a charge of resisting arrest. On the way to jail, Belfour reportedly offered the officers "$1 billion" to forget the incident.

Biggest Deals:

5. Jamie Langenbrunner traded (2002)
On the way to missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons, the Stars made a deadline deal to scramble their team, sending Langenbrunner and future GM Joe Niewenduyk to New Jersey for Jason Arnott. It didn't help. Langenbrunner is in his third season as the Devils' captain.
Can't really argue with these rankings. What would you have said different?

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