The Anaheim Ducks are tonight's opponent and when these games come around everyone gets to talking about Lubomir Visnovsky and Teemu Selanne. Visnovsky's career numbers against the Stars are just absolutely silly: 18 goals, 27 assists in 55 games played and a plus-30 rating according to the game notes.
That got me thinking of a potential afternoon conversation starter while we wait for hockey to reume tonight - Who is the biggest active Stars-killer in the league right now?
Ironically one of the biggest Stars-killers in the history of the NHL is also the man that gave the franchise it's biggest triumph: Brett Hull. The former Co-General Manager scored 66 goals against the Stars in his career. Steve Yzerman scored 139 points (including 50 goals, good for second place) against the Stars franchise and statistically speaking is the biggest Stars-killer of all time.
Honorable mentions (active players): Devin Setoguchi (18 points in 24 career games. Most against any opponent in his young career.), Patrick Kane (22 points in just 17 games against them. Could climb the charts quick when Stars move to Central?), and T.J. Oshie (Another who will work his way up the list. Already 13 points in just 10 games against Dallas). And pretty much anyone on the Wings or Sharks.
Of the guys still playing, these (in the poll) are the ones that come to mind when I think "Stars-killers". You might have different ideas. Please share them in the comments...
Who is the biggest active Stars-killer in the NHL right now?
Teemu Selanne - 82 points in 91 games against Dallas for the ageless wonder. (93 votes)
Lubomir Visnovsky - May be the most prolific in recent memory. Might have single handedly ruined the Stars playoff chances last year. (54 votes)
Milan Hejduk - 33 points in 47 games against. Most of them we remember as devastating for some reason. (7 votes)
Andrew Brunette - 37 points against in 46 regular season games. Plus numerous playoff insults. (11 votes)
Shane Doan - Has scored more goals vs DAL than any other opponent. 65 career points against Stars. (19 votes)
Dustin Brown - 33 points in 48 games. Plus the diving. (10 votes)
Other, or someone from the Sharks who's scored a bunch really empty, meaningless goals against Dallas. (12 votes)
206 total votes