Stars Rumors & News

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • Ben Bishop is Stars' No. 1 goalie, GM says "Ben Bishop will be the starting goalie for the Dallas Stars next season. However, what the Stars do with each of their other two goalies remains unclear. "We look forward to him being our No. 1 goalie moving forward with the team," Stars general manager Jim Nill said Friday of Bishop, who was..." May 27

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Stars make more changes in goal, hire ex-Detroit coach Bedard

    Pro Hockey Talk "Suspect netminding has plagued Dallas for two straight years, and GM Jim Nill is switching things up accordingly. On the heels of acquiring Ben Bishop and signing him to a long-term contract, Nill has reportedly hired veteran goalie coach Jim Bedard, per In Goal Magazine. Bedard will replace..." May 24

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Stars GM Jim Nill willing to trade third-overall pick for player

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars made some noise earlier this month by acquiring Ben Bishop then signing the netminder to a long-term contract, and general manager Jim Nill might not be done wheeling and dealing. Nill told NHL Network Radio Thursday he is willing to trade the third-overall pick in the 2017 NHL..." May 19

  • John Nyberg inks entry-level deal for Dallas Stars

    Fanrag Sports "It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon that the Dallas Stars have inked defenseman and 2014 draft selection John Nyberg to a three-year, entry-level deal with the Central Division club. A native of Göteborg, Sweden, Nyberg was drafted by the Stars in the sixth round of the 2014 draft with the..." May 18

  • Stars open to moving No. 3 pick

    TSN "Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill said Thursday he's open to moving the No. 3 overall pick in June's entry draft for a current NHL player. Nill, whose Stars moved up five slots in the draft lottery, says he's already had conversations about the pick but expects more interest to come. "I..." May 18

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Ben Bishop: Vegas ‘thinking younger’ for goalie search

    Sportsnet "When discussing the path that led him to join the Dallas Stars, Ben Bishop dropped an interesting little nugget on the Vegas Golden Knights, with whom he did not come close to signing. “There was some talk of it,” Bishop told Hockey Central at Noon Monday. “From what I heard, they were thinking..." May 15

  • Bishop says health not an issue — important, since he’s signed ’til 2023

    Pro Hockey Talk "After announcing they’d signed Ben Bishop to a $29.5 million deal, the Stars faced some questions about the term they handed out: Six years. It’s a pretty lengthy contract for a guy that turns 31 this fall, and has dealt with his fair share of injury problems. But according to Bishop, there..." May 12

  • Stars announce 6-year contract for Ben Bishop at $29.5 million

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5-million contract extension. Bishop, 30, was acquired by the Stars on May 9 in a deal that sent a fourth round selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, originally Montreal's, to Los..." May 12

  • Stars upgrade to 1st round pick in Eaves deal

    TSN "The Dallas Stars were beneficiaries of the Anaheim Ducks' Game 7 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Since the Ducks reached the conference final round, the second-round pick the Stars acquired from the Ducks for Patrick Eaves in February was upgraded to a first-round selection in..." May 11

  • Bishop has ‘good relationship’ with Hitch, and that’s important

    Sports Day "The Stars on Tuesday went a long way in solving their biggest problem on the ice, acquiring the rights to goalie Ben Bishop from the Los Angeles Kings for a fourth-round draft pick. Bishop, 30, can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he and Stars general manager Jim Nill said they..." May 10

  • 8 potential sign-and-trade destinations for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Sportsnet "With the countdown to NHL’s unrestricted free agency lacking some of the zip of last year’s Stamkos Watch, the introduction of a potential Ilya Kovalchuk bidding war provides a welcome wrinkle to the hockey off-season. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero confirmed with Kovalchuk’s..." May 10

  • Stars likely to trade or buy out Niemi

    TSN "With the addition of goaltender Ben Bishop on Tuesday, the Dallas Stars now have three goaltenders on their roster, who combined for a cap hit of $15.6 million this season. The Stars will try to sign Bishop, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July, to a contract in the next..." May 10

  • Stars acquire rights to Ben Bishop from Kings

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights to pending free agent goaltender Ben Bishop from the Los Angeles Kings. Bishop had a 2.54 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 39 games this past season, split with the Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning. He is a two-time Vezina finalist with..." May 09

  • Dallas Stars Sign Roope Hintz To Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Roope Hintz has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars. The deal will begin next season, with Hintz likely joining the AHL Texas Stars for the 2017-18 season. No financial details were released. Hintz spent this season playing for HIFK Helsinki in the Finnish league (the..." May 04

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • Makes sense Flames and Stars would ask about Bishop

    Fanrag Sports "NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun tweeted Monday morning that a couple of teams have inquired with the Los Angeles Kings about trading for the rights to pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Ben Bishop. He also noted this was similar to what the Carolina Hurricanes did on Friday when they secured..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Stars announce one-year contract for Mattias Janmark

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension. Janmark, 24, missed the 2016-17 season due to a knee injury. The forward has registered 29 points (15-14=29) in 73 regular-season NHL games, all..." April 27

  • Would the Stars ever consider trading Tyler Seguin?

    Sports Day "Do you think the Stars would seriously entertain the idea of trading Tyler Seguin? Heika: He is entering Yu Darvish territory in that he will be in line to get a contract somewhere near $9 million starting in 2019-20. With Jamie Benn already committed to eight years at $9.5 million a year, you..." April 26

  • Seguin 'giddy' about Hitchcock's plan to turn him into true No. 1 center "When the Dallas Stars traded for Tyler Seguin almost four years ago they saw him as the team's No. 1 center. Well, it hasn't always worked out that way. Seguin has been the top center at times, but not consistently. This past season, for example, Seguin started out as the No. 1 center for the..." April 14

  • Hitch wants Seguin thinking, playing like a No. 1 center

    Sports Day "Ken Hitchcock considers himself an expert on the Stars -- and not just because he used to coach here. Hitchcock was the St. Louis Blues' bench boss for all five games against the Stars this season, plus two in the preseason. He coached against them for seven games in the playoffs last year,..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Dallas Stars name Ken Hitchcock as head coach "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has named Ken Hitchcock as head coach. "Ken is an exceptionally talented coach and we could not be happier to have him joining the organization," said Nill. "He is a meticulous coach who brings with him an emphasis on structure..." April 13

  • Stars go the nostalgic route, hiring coach Ken Hitchcock to replace Lindy Ruff, sources confirm

    Dallas Morning News "Turning back the clock is a dangerous enterprise, unless it involves one hour in the spring. Sometimes you miss your target. Sometimes the past is just the past. But I don't blame the Dallas Stars at all for trying, and that's where this franchise is headed. Ken Hitchcock will be announced as..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Dreger: Desjardins among top candidates for Stars’ coaching job

    Fanrag Sports "Willie Desjardins was let go as the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks on Monday after leading the team to a 30-43-9 mark and a last-place finish in the Pacific Division. Only the Colorado Avalanche had fewer points in the entire league. The Stars also fired bench boss Lindy Ruff over the..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Stars say coaching search will begin immediately: Here are three possible candidates...

    Sports Day "The Stars announced Sunday that Lindy Ruff will not return as head coach for the 2017-18 season. Ruff's four-year contract expires at the end of this season and he will not be offered an extension. The Stars will immediately begin the search for Ruff's replacement. Here are three candidates..." April 10

  • Stars announce Ruff won't return next season

    Fanrag Sports "The Dallas Stars announced on Sunday that they will not retain head coach Lindy Ruff for the 2017-2018 season. “I want to personally thank Lindy for his commitment and professionalism over the four years that he served as our head coach in Dallas,” general manager Jim Nill told “Lindy..." April 10

  • Seguin's shootout goal sends Stars past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Tyler Seguin scored the only goal in the shootout and the Dallas Stars defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. Kari Lehtonen was perfect in the shootout and stopped Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen to seal the win in..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Stars' GM hoping for quick turnaround after disappointing season "Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill was the guest on The Ticket's postgame show Thursday night with Bruce LeVine and Owen Newkirk, and he talked about a wide variety of topics. Here are some of the highlights of the interview. On the young players who have seen action late this season "It's important..." April 08

  • Arvidsson, Smith lead Predators past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Nashville Predators were already assured of a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they wanted to ensure their offense is firing on all cylinders heading into the postseason. Thanks to two goals and two assists from Viktor Arvidsson and two goals and an assist from Craig Smith..." April 07

  • Five players to watch in the NCAA Frozen Four

    Sportsnet "Now that the NCCA men’s basketball championship has been decided, it’s time to move on to the next one. No, the American college hockey Frozen Four doesn’t get nearly the attention that its winter sport counterpart does. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t stories to follow or players to keep an..." April 06

  • Honka's first career goal lifts Stars past Coyotes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Julius Honka scored with 1:15 remaining in overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday at American Airlines Center. Honka scored his first career goal on a slap shot from the slot after getting a pass from Jason Spezza. "It feels good," Honka said...." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Lightning bury Stars with four-goal 3rd period

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Getting three goals from rookies in a must-win game, the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied back from a deficit late in the second period with four straight goals in a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena on Sunday. "It's just a matter of going out there with the confidence..." April 02