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Generations of Stars fans came together at the AAC Saturday night to honor the greatest player ever to don the sweater and single handedly help put hockey on the map in Dallas, Texas. For me the ceremony marked a final turning of the page from the glory days of the Stars past. 19,000 strong packed the AAC and the energy in the building was incredible. I couldn't help but think of upcoming games against Columbus Monday night, or Calgary on Friday. These games won't have living legends on hand for us to pay tribute to, for us to wistfully look back on Stars dominance of yore. But these games should also sell out. These current Stars, with a new uniform, a focused front office, and a skilled youthful base that plays an exciting brand of hockey, are on the rise. New heroes are emerging. The next chapters are being written. For me, last night wasn't just a reminder of this franchise's halcyon days. I hope it also served as a reminder to all that this city has a passionate fan base that, when it is fully engaged and throws its support behind the team, has a tremendous home ice advantage. I hope we can pack the building night in and night out, not just for a special occasion. The arrow for this team is emphatically pointed up. This is my plea to my fellow Stars fans. Let's bring that energy and passion for this team back on a nightly basis. I will be back in my seats on Monday night, doing what I can to help will this team to another victory and another step closer to the playoffs. I hope you will join me.

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