Dallas has 7 preseason games on their preseason schedule. Here is how the Dallas Stars schedule looks at this point.
Tuesday September 20, 2011 @ Montreal Canadiens
Thursday September 22, 2011 VS Colorado Avalanche
Saturday September 24, 2011 VS St. Louis Blues
Sunday September 25, 2011 @ Colorado Avalanche
Tuesday September 27, 2011 @ Florida Panthers
Thursday September 29, 2011 VS Florida Panthers
Saturday October 1, 2011 @ St. Louis Blues
Dallas plays Montreal, Colorado twice, the St. Louis Blues twice, and the Florida Panthers twice. These early preseason contests could determine potential roster spots for the Dallas Stars on the back 6.
Dallas will probably get to face two top 5 picks in Gabriel Landeskog and Jonathan Huberdeau in these contests. I am not saying both rookies will make the teams final roster. There is a good chance these 2011 first round picks get some preseason experience despite not being on the final roster when all is said and done.