Stars Rumors & News

  • Blackhawks trounce Stars to extend Central Division lead

    Chicago Sun-Times "Niklas Hjalmarsson pointed out that the Dallas Stars still have three games in hand on the Blackhawks, so a five-point lead doesn’t mean a whole heck of a lot. Joel Quenneville pointed out that the Stars ran the Hawks out of American Airlines Center in the last game before Christmas. And Artem..." February 07

  • Stars' Spezza week-to-week with upper-body injury "Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza is week-to-week with an upper-body injury, coach Lindy Ruff said Saturday. Spezza was placed on injured reserve Friday after leaving the second period of the Stars' 4-3 overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday when he was hit into the end boards..." February 06

  • Avalanche loses to Dallas Stars in OT, but improve playoff standing

    Denver Post "Dallas defenseman John Klingberg scored 35 seconds into overtime Thursday night to beat the Avalanche 4-3 and end an eight-game losing streak to Colorado. The Stars, who had lost 11 of their previous 12 games to the Avs, also snapped a seven-game losing streak at the Pepsi Center. Still, the..." February 05

  • Stars' Spezza to miss 'more than a few days' with upper-body injury

    The Score "The Dallas Stars won for the fourth time in five games Thursday in Colorado, topping the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime, but lost a top-six center in the process. Jason Spezza will miss "more than a few days" after suffering an upper-body injury in the contest, head coach Lindy Ruff said, according..." February 05

  • Dallas Stars Place Jason Spezza on Injured Reserve, Call Up Radek Faksa

    Defending Big D "In a move that surprises no one who listened to Lindy Ruff's comments after the Colorado Avalanche game on Thursday, the Dallas Stars have placed Jason Spezza on injured reserve with an unspecified upper body injury. Mark Stepneski was the first with the news of the move and Spezza's..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • As Stars return from All-Star break, how do they get their best to play better?

    Sports Day "The NHL sets mileposts for teams during the season, and maybe none is bigger than the All-Star break. Teams are given a nice respite and the chance to reset, as the schedule gets more compressed and the jockeying for playoff position intensifies. This season, the separation also is extremely..." February 02

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Lindy Ruff said Jordie Benn should be medically cleared to play but whether he is ready to play with just the one practice is TBD.

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Stars head into All-Star break with a 2-1 win over Calgary

    Sports Day "Three Stars 1. Jamie Benn, Stars - Captain had his swagger back, and scored a beautiful goal 2. Alex Goligoski, Stars - Solid defensive night, strong in possession game, added an assist 3. Antti Niemi, Stars - Came up big to hold off Flames' late rally. Finished with 23 saves Key..." January 26

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Semyon Varlamov makes 42 saves in Avalanche's 3-1 victory at Dallas

    Denver Post "So it went like this Saturday night: With Colorado short-handed, the Avalanche's Swedish forward took advantage of a Dallas misplay to gain control of the puck, took off on a breakway and beat Dallas goalie Antti Niemi to the stick side. As a matter of fact, it went like that twice — with two..." January 24

  • Jamie Benn’s goal helps Dallas Stars end four-game losing streak

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jamie Benn scored his 27th goal, and the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday night to end a season-high four-game losing streak. Benn has three goals and two assists in his last five games after going without a point for the first four games in 2016. Dallas’ Jason Spezza..." January 22

  • Kings stay hot with 3-2 win over the Stars as Milan Lucic scores winning goal

    Los Angeles Times "You've got to hand it to Kings Coach Darryl Sutter. The ultimate contrarian. The Kings were coming off their eighth win in their last 11 games — including a tightly contested one against the rival Ducks — and Sutter decided to make a few changes. It would be simplistic to say they worked..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • After shuffling defense, Stars recall top prospect Lindell

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas is about to see what it’s got in Esa Lindell. After putting Jordie Benn on IR and sending Jamie Oleksiak to the AHL on a conditioning stint, the Stars had an opportunity to bring a new d-man into the mix — so, enter Lindell, the 21-year-old Finn that’s made a name for himself over the..." January 18

  • Sharks edge Stars on Hertl's OT score

    CSN Bay Area "Tomas Hertl scored in overtime giving the Sharks their fifth straight win, 4-3 over Dallas on Saturday at SAP Center. Hertl’s score came with 3:48 left in the extra session, when his shot snuck through Antti Niemi during three-on-three play. Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s first career two-goal game..." January 17

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    The Dallas Stars have loaned D Jamie Oleksiak to Texas (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.

  • Ducks take attack to Stars early in 4-2 victory

    Orange County Register "The talk leading up to Friday’s game against Dallas centered on the Ducks’ revitalized defense, which had allowed only 14 goals in their previous nine games. It’s been good, but would it be good enough to stop the league’s best offense? Turns out, perhaps the Stars should have been the ones..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Stars defenseman John Klingberg knows he's the hunted, and he's fine with that

    Dallas Morning News "Like a quarterback sitting in the pocket waiting for his receiver to finish a route, John Klingberg doesn't mind taking an extra second to make a play. The second-year Stars defenseman has been getting plenty of physical abuse for that mindset this season, as opponents target him and try to get..." January 14

  • Stars send Radek Faksa down to the AHL, again

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars demoted forward Radek Faksa to the AHL once again on Sunday. There’s obviously still potential there as a 2012 first-rounder (13th overall), but Faksa hasn’t made much of an impact at the NHL level." January 10

  • Wild's late lead holds up against Stars' pressure

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "This time, the Wild held on to its lead and shut down the NHL’s most potent offense. After blowing 3-0 and 2-0 advantages at home in the previous two meetings with the Western Conference-leading Dallas Stars, the Wild reached the season’s halfway point Saturday night by hanging on to beat the..." January 10

  • Weary Jets push Stars to limit

    Winnipeg Free Press "It hasn’t been easy for three-plus months. It wasn’t easy Thursday night in Texas. And it certainly will be anything but easy for the Winnipeg Jets from here until the finish line of the 2015-16 NHL season. The Jets pulled in for the midway pit stop to the campaign after serving up one of their..." January 08

  • Stars are expected to announce five-year contract extension for GM Jim Nill Friday

    Sports Day "The Stars on Friday are expected to announce a five-year contract extension for General Manager Jim Nill, according to a source. Nill, 57, is in the third year of a five-year deal and the new extension will take him through the 2022-23 season. It's a strong vote of confidence for a man who has..." January 08

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Dallas Stars Announce Five-Year Extension For General Manager Jim Nill "Dallas Stars Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi and President, Chief Executive Officer and Alternate Governor Jim Lites today announced that the club has signed General Manager Jim Nill to five-year contract extension. The extension will run through the 2022-23 regular season. Per club policy, terms..." January 08

  • AHL call-up helps Rangers get key win over NHL-best Stars

    New York Post "Though maybe not quite as emphatically, the Rangers have done this before. So it would be prudent to temper the enthusiasm for their 6-2 win over the NHL-leading Stars on Tuesday night, and let it stand as just a single game; nothing more, nothing less. The Blueshirts are still a team in a..." January 06

  • Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal "The NHL announced the remaining players for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, and several familiar and high-scoring stars will descend upon Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for All-Star Weekend. The host Nashville Predators have three players among the 40 named Wednesday by the NHL's Hockey..." January 06

  • Islanders beat NHL’s top team, Dallas Stars, as Kyle Okposo scores two goals

    New York Daily News "Cal Clutterbuck crumpled into the side boards and had to be helped to the locker room after getting crushed by Dallas defenseman Jason Demers early in the second period on Sunday. Demers was booted out of the game for boarding, however, and the Islanders snapped a tie on the ensuing major power..." January 04

  • Is The NHL’s Winter Classic Dying?

    Uproxx "This year’s NHL Winter Classic saw the Boston Bruins play host to the Montreal Canadiens in front of nearly 70,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Like each of its predecessors, this year’s outdoor game on New Year’s Day was a spectacle to behold for hockey fans around the..." January 04

  • John Moore’s OT goal propels surging Devils past Stars

    New York Post "It’s a new year, and the surprising Devils have put themselves in playoff position. John Moore scored a power-play goal 1:47 into overtime to give the Devils a 3-2 victory over the NHL-leading Stars on Saturday night at Prudential Center. “It was a huge test for us,” Moore said. “They’re a..." January 03

  • Stars' Nichushkin out vs. Devils with lower-body injury

    The Score "The Dallas Stars will be without forward Valeri Nichushkin when the team squares off against the New Jersey Devils. The 20-year-old will miss Saturday's game with a lower-body injury, head coach Lindy Ruff confirmed. " January 02

  • Mattias Janmark, Tyler Seguin power Dallas Stars past Predators

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Rookie Mattias Janmark’s sixth December goal broke a tie late in the second period and Tyler Seguin scored twice in the third period goals as the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night. Jamie Benn and Patrick Eaves also scored for the Stars, who moved one point ahead of..." January 01

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Ales Hemsky (lower body) is out at least seven days on IR. Lindy Ruff said it's a "week to week kind of thing."

  • Blue Jackets take down the Stars

    Columbus Dispatch "Given where they are in the standings, the Blue Jackets’ 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in Nationwide Arena means very little. But given what they’ve gone through in recent days – ugly post-holiday losses in Florida, the coach calling out the club’s leaders, the leaders calling out..." December 30

  • Stars place Ales Hemsky on IR, recall Radek Faksa from AHL

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled center Radek Faksa from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Faksa, 21, has appeared in 14 games for Dallas this season registering two points (1-1=2) and a +2..." December 30

  • Stars exorcise St. Louis demons, end four game skid vs. Blues in 3-0 shutout

    Sports Day "Three stars 1. Jamie Benn, Stars - In addition to his usual offensive work, made life difficult on Vladimir Tarasenko, the Blues' leading goal scorer. 2. Patrick Sharp, Stars - A goal and an assist on his 34th birthday. The old guy still has life in him. 3. Johnny Oduya, Stars - Had team..." December 28

  • Blues shoot down Stars

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As the shootout at the end of the Blues-Stars game on Saturday night dragged on and on, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said he felt helpless. Goalie Jake Allen wondered if the left side of his body had gone numb as he kept giving up goals to that side. Captain David Backes felt he had to tie his..." December 27

  • Patrick Sharp scores against former team, sends Stars to 4-0 victory over Blackhawks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Patrick Sharp had a goal and an assist in his first regular-season game against his former team, leading the Dallas Stars to a 4-0 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Sharp scored 11 seconds into the third period to give Dallas a 2-0 lead in what had been a game with few..." December 23

  • Dallas Stars go on 4-0 run to overcome Minnesota Wild

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Antti Niemi stopped 30 shots in relief and the Dallas Stars scored four straight goals to beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Monday night. Vernon Fiddler scored twice for Dallas, which has won five of seven and is 8-2-2 in its past 12 games. Jordie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Antoine Roussel and Cody Eakin..." December 22

  • Cap making trades almost impossible

    Sportsnet "Slowest and most boring ever. That’s about the only way to describe the trading period that started with the beginning of the NHL season and ended at 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday with the annual Christmas trading freeze. Nothing happened. Well, almost nothing. Pittsburgh did trade Rob Scuderi..." December 22

  • Benn looking like a reincarnation of Lindros

    TSN "Jamie Benn grew up watching and idolizing fellow British Columbia native Joe Sakic. Recently, the Dallas Stars’ captain has looked a lot more like a reincarnation of Eric Lindros in his prime. Benn might not have Lindros’ pure speed, but he does have the same mix of skill, physicality and..." December 22