Entering the National Hockey League in the first wave of expansion 1967, the Dallas Stars were originally the Minnesota North Stars bringing the professional game to what is arguably the most hockey-rich state in the United States.
The Minnesota North Stars would struggle the same way that other National Hockey League expansion teams would but in 1981 they would make the Stanley Cup despite having a subpar record. They would again appear in the Finals in 1991 as the underdog and would lose, though they would be very popular in their state.
Despite the North Stars being in Minnesota, the economics did not work and the franchise would relocate south to Texas. Now named the Dallas Stars, the franchise would win their first and to date only Stanley Cup in 1999 and while hockey did not seem right in Texas the Stars would become bona fide draws in the region.
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