Texas Stars Report: 2013-14 Texas Stars Season Preview

Head coach Willie Desjardins (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Again this year, I will be writing the 'Texas Stars Report' on Defending Big D weekly. This week covers the season preview...
Four and a half months ago, the Texas Stars bowed out of the 2013 Calder Cup playoff race at the hands of the Oklahoma City Barons (Edmonton Oilers). After a season of roster turnover and lockout confusion, Coach Willie Desjardins had navigated the club to first place in the conference and expectations were high. Injuries were the downfall of the roster as five of the Stars' top six battled through something or another in the OKC series.

"It matters a lot," said last year's AHL coach of the year, Willie Desjardins, when asked about motivation from last years' playoffs. "Wherever you're at, you play to win, and we should use it as motivation. We had enough good players that we should have found a way to go deeper and we didn't. We have to be better this year."
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