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Raw moments for Stars show eagerness for playoff relevance

By Schuyler Dixon (AP Sports Writer) DALLAS (AP) — First-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out the franchise for a ”culture of mediocrity,” led a feedback-sharing session with players and briefly benched one of his top-scoring forwards. And this was all in less than a week, not long after team CEO Jim Lites profanely ripped the performances of captain Jamie Benn and fellow high-priced forward Tyler Seguin. While they will never say Lites’ somewhat shocking comments about his highest-profile and most expensive players have anything to do with it, the Stars clearly are eager to escape a rut of missing the playoffs in eight of the past 10 seasons. Dallas has a precarious hold on one of the final two Western Conference ...
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