Stars Rumors & News

  • Rangers-Stars at Madison Square Garden to go on after NYC bombing

    Sporting News "The Rangers' game Monday will be played as scheduled at Madison Square Garden under "increased security," the NHL team announced in a statement hours after a suspected terrorist detonated a potentially deadly “improvised low-tech explosive device” inside a New York City subway passageway during..." December 11

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Dallas Stars head coach fed up with injury rigmarole

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now here’s a trend we could all get behind. Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock told members of the media on Tuesday that he wants to “stop the dance” when it comes to revealing information about his injured players. Perhaps Hitchcock, who has been coaching in the NHL since 1995, is just..." November 21

  • Stars' Lehtonen on indefinite personal leave

    TSN "Dallas Stars backup goaltender Kari Lehtonen is unavailable indefinitely due to personal reasons, the team announced on Monday. The 34-year-old native of Finland is 2-3-1 this season with a 2.89 goals-against average and a 0.897 save percentage. Lehtonen has been with the Stars for the past..." November 20

  • Stars D Marc Methot has arthroscopic surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    ESPN "Dallas Stars defenseman Marc Methot underwent arthroscopic surgery and will be sidelined four to six weeks, while center Martin Hanzal has a hand injury that is expected to sideline him three to seven days, the team announced Monday. Backup goaltender Kari Lehtonen, meanwhile, is out..." November 20

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Stars’ Ben Bishop unhappy with coach Ken Hitchcock after being pulled

    Sportsnet "Uninjured goalies aren’t often pulled during one-goal games, but that’s what happened Tuesday night when Ben Bishop got yanked from the Dallas Stars crease. Bishop allowed three goals on 17 shots in what ended up being a 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche and Stars coach Ken Hitchcock decided..." October 25

  • Stars' Ben Bishop criticizes coach's decision to swap goalies in one-goal game

    Sporting News "NHL goalies are an introspective sort. More than your average hockey player, they default to candor, especially when things aren't going so hot and frustration wins out. Such was the case with Ben Bishop Tuesday night. Stars coach Ken Hitchcock's decision to yank his starting goalie at 4:04 of..." October 25

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Hitchcock passes Arbour in Stars win "Ken Hitchcock moved into third on the NHL's all-time coaching wins list in the Dallas Stars' 3-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center on Saturday. Hitchcock, 65, passed Al Arbour with his 783rd NHL win. Scotty Bowman tops the list with 1,244 victories; Chicago..." October 15

  • Rangers claim forward Adam Cracknell off waivers from Stars

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers have claimed forward Adam Cracknell off waivers, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston is reporting. Cracknell, 32, had 10 goals and 16 points in 69 games with the Dallas Stars last season. " October 09

  • Stars goalie Ben Bishop leaves game after taking shot to the mask

    Sporting News "Stars goalie Ben Bishop left the Friday's season-opening loss to the Golden Knights after taking a shot to the mask in the third period. The injury came while the Stars were up 1-0 early in the third period in Dallas when Vegas forward Reilly Smith fired a shot on net. The puck hit Bishop right..." October 07

  • Colorado Avalanche Claim Patrik Nemeth

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars took a chance when they waived defenseman Patrik Nemeth to try and send him to the AHL yesterday, and they didn’t get away with it. The Colorado Avalanche have claimed Nemeth off waivers, and will add him to their roster for the start of the season. Nemeth, 25, spent 40 games..." October 03

  • Stars announcer Dave Strader dies at 62

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars announced on Sunday morning that play-by-play announcer Dave Strader has passed away at the age of 62 following a year long battle with cancer. Strader joined the Stars’ television crew prior to the 2015-16 season. At the conclusion of that season he was diagnosed with..." October 01

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Tyler Seguin and Stars learn lessons from subpar season

    Sporting News "As he heads into his fifth season with the Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin isn’t looking for a clean slate. The Stars (34-37-11) finished last season sixth in the Central Division – 15 points back of the Nashville Predators for the second wild card spot in the Western Conference. Their defence was..." September 15

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Hitchcock has game plan for Benn, Stars "Soon after he was hired as coach of the Dallas Stars on April 13, Ken Hitchcock had lunch with captain Jamie Benn on a hotel patio. It was hot. Really hot. "Smoking hot," Benn said. Still, they talked for two hours. "He's an intelligent man," Benn said. "He definitely knows what he wants..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Spezza will have 'split duty role' for Stars "Jason Spezza will play a little at center and a little at left wing for the Dallas Stars this season, coach Ken Hitchcock told The Dallas Morning News this week. The Stars have a bit of a logjam at center on their scoring lines after signing Martin Hanzal as a free agent July 1. "To me,..." September 03

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Tyler Seguin wants Dallas Stars to have new team identity in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars were among the biggest disappointments in the NHL this past season. A 30-point drop in the standings from the year prior resulted in them missing the playoffs and seeking major upgrades in the off-season. “Last year, if you want to have excuses, I think we had them,” Stars..." August 21

  • Klingberg says Hitchcock can boost Stars defense "Count defenseman John Klingberg among those who are glad the Dallas Stars hired Ken Hitchcock as coach. Hitchcock, named coach of the Stars on April 13 after being fired by the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 1, will try to help Dallas get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after they did not qualify..." August 12

  • With a new deal in Dallas, Radulov must prove himself once again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Radulov returned from the KHL, had a productive season while exciting hockey fans in Montreal, and then cashed in on a long-term contract with the Dallas Stars. It was argued in February by Washington’s head coach Barry Trotz that Radulov was “maybe the best signing of the year,” which..." August 12

  • Dallas Stars Become First Team To Oppose Texas’ Proposed Bathroom Bill

    NESN "The Dallas Stars became the first professional sports team to publicly oppose Texas’ proposed “bathroom bill.” Texas governor Greg Abbot is trying to pass legislation that would undo city ordinances that protect transgender individuals’ right to use facilities that match their gender identity..." August 10

  • NHL to reassess hosting '18 draft in Dallas if bathroom bill becomes law

    Sportsnet "Many felt the National Hockey League only talked the talk, but backed down at crunch time, when Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf let loose a homophobic slur during Round 3 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs but was not suspended. Today, it appears the NHL may be heading towards a do-over on the lesbian,..." August 10

  • Dallas Stars become 1st Texas team opposing ‘bathroom bill’

    Fox Sports "The NHL’s Dallas Stars have become the first Texas professional sports franchise to officially oppose a ”bathroom bill” targeting transgender people. Team President James Lites said in a statement Wednesday that the Stars are ”strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as..." August 09

  • Tufte adept at shifting gears on road to Stars "Dallas Stars forward prospect Riley Tufte is used to making adjustments in his game with the hopes that it will lead him to the NHL. At Blaine High School in Blaine, Minnesota, Tufte was named Mr. Hockey as the top senior player in the state. He initially struggled as a freshman at the..." August 06

  • Stars re-sign Oleksiak to one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars have brought back restricted free agent defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. The club announced on Friday that they have re-signed the 24-year-old Oleksiak for one year at $964,688. In 41 games with the Stars last season, Oleksiak scored five goals — including this beauty against the..." August 05

  • Dallas Stars named host for 2018 NHL Draft

    TSN "The Dallas Stars will host the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center. It will take place over two days on June 22 and 23. Next summer will mark the first time the event has been in Dallas. The franchise turns 25 with the beginning of the 2017-18 season." July 30

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Stars' Nichushkin expected to return to NHL for 2018-19 season

    Sports Day "Valeri Nichushkin will play in Russia this season but is expected to return to the NHL for the 2018-19 season, his agent confirmed Friday in an email. Nichushkin signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2016 when he and the Stars could not come to terms on..." July 15

  • Stars' R.J. Umberger: Signs professional tryout

    CBS Sports "Umberger will join the Stars at training camp after agreeing to terms on a professional tryout agreement Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Following the 2015-16 campaign, Umberger was bought out of his contract and was unable to secure another gig." July 14

  • Gemel Smith inks extension with Dallas Stars

    Fanrag Sports "It was announced on Tuesday that the Dallas Stars have inked forward Gemel Smith to a one-year, two-way extension with the Central Division club, keeping him on board through the end of the 2017-18 NHL season. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Smith was drafted by the Stars with the 104th overall..." July 11

  • Stars re-sign forward Radek Faksa to three-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have re-signed forward Radek Faksa to a three-year, $6.6-million deal, the team announced Monday. Faksa had 12 goals and 33 points in 80 games as a sophomore this past season, and was a restricted free agent. “We’re thrilled to have Radek locked in for the next three seasons..." July 10

  • Stars won’t rush Heiskanen’s development, says Nill

    Sports Day "Miro Heiskanen is a rare player, as far as the Stars are concerned. He was the third overall selection in the 2017 draft, the highest for this organization since Mike Modano went first overall in 1988 to the Minnesota North Stars, and that means something. Despite not turning 18 until July 18,..." July 10

  • Dallas Stars sign Miro Heiskanen to a three-year entry level contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Miro Heiskanen to a three-year entry level contract. Heiskanen, 17, played for HIFK of the Finnish Elite League in 2016-17, compiling 10 points (5-5=10) in 37 regular season games, and three points (0-3=3)..." July 08

  • Stars re-sign forward Brett Ritchie to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have re-signed forward Brett Ritchie to a $3.5 million, two-year contract. Ritchie had 16 goals and eight assists in 78 games last season, with a team-best rating of plus-11. The 24-year-old right winger has appeared in 117 games over three seasons with the Stars and played in..." July 07