Stars Rumors & News

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Bishop out at least 2 weeks with lower-body injury

    The Score "The Dallas Stars will be without Ben Bishop for the foreseeable future. The goaltender was injured upon making a big glove save during Sunday's eventual loss to Winnipeg and was forced to make an early exit. Following the game, the team announced his lower-body injury will be reevaluated in..." March 19

  • Jamie Benn chimes in on strange goalie interference call: 'Huh?'

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins thought they had cut the Toronto Maple Leafs’ lead to 3-1 late in the second period Saturday night when Brian Dumoulin slid the puck by Frederik Andersen. However, the goal did not count, as the Pens’ blueliner was assessed a goaltender interference penalty despite the..." March 11

  • Hitchcock on Seguin: ‘Maturing of his game has been dramatic’

    Sportsnet "When Ken Hitchcock landed back in Dallas last summer for his second go-around as head coach of the Stars, there was an immediate expectation the team would tighten up on defence. And among the forwards all eyes were on Tyler Seguin, an all-offence centre, and how his game would evolve and fit in..." March 09

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Hanzal could miss start of next season because of spinal fusion surgery "Martin Hanzal will undergo spinal fusion surgery in the coming days and could miss the start of next season for the Dallas Stars. The recovery time for the surgery is six to seven months, Stars general manager Jim Nill said Friday. Hanzal had 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 38 games..." March 09

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Stars GM won't overpay for quick fix at Trade Deadline "When it comes to roster overhauls, few NHL executives, if any, were busier than Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill last summer. Goaltender Ben Bishop, defenseman Marc Methot, forwards Alexander Radulov, Martin Hanzal and coach Ken Hitchcock each was brought in prior to this season, adding..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Here's how the Dallas Stars should approach NHL trade deadline

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While the Dallas Cowboys regroup, and the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers try to rebuild, the Dallas Stars are right in the thick of the Western Conference playoff hunt. At the moment, the team occupies third place in the Central Division standings. Overall, Dallas is tied for the third most..." February 20

  • Stars' Methot set to return Friday vs. Blues "The Dallas Stars were back on the ice for practice Tuesday and the biggest news to come out of it is that defenseman Marc Methot is on the verge of returning to the lineup. "Unless he has a setback, he is good to go Friday," Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said of Methot. Friday is the next game..." February 13

  • Stars Acquire Andrew O'Brien from Predators for Mark McNeill

    Hockey Fights "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Andrew O'Brien from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Mark McNeill. O'Brien, 25, has posted three points (0-3=3) and 27 penalty minutes in 21 games played for Milwaukee of the American..." February 03

  • Stars’ John Klingberg benefiting from improved all-around game

    Pro Hockey Talk "John Klingberg knows his name is in the mix for the Norris Trophy and he takes pride in that observers are noting how improved his all-around game has become since breaking into the NHL during the 2014-15 season. It’s easy to see the offensive side of the 25-year-old Gothenburg, Sweden native...." January 29

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Stars’ Klingberg is building serious Norris argument

    Pro Hockey Talk "From Nicklas Lidstrom to Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman, NHL fans are used to Swedish defensemen being involved in Norris Trophy talks, and often winning the award outright. It’s about time that we add another name to the conversation: John Klingberg of the Dallas Stars. Some might roll their..." January 21

  • Stars’ Jason Spezza made healthy scratch by head coach Ken Hitchcock

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars began a four-game road trip with Jason Spezza watching in his civvies as the centre was made a healthy scratch for Monday’s game against the Boston Bruins. The lineup move was head coach Ken Hitchcock’s call, the team announced prior to puck-drop. Spezza has struggled to..." January 15

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Radulov leaves Stars’ game with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "Dallas Stars forward Alexander Radulov was forced out of his club’s Sunday night tilt with the San Jose Sharks after falling to the ice and going hard into the end boards. The Stars later announced Radulov would not return to the game due to an upper-body injury." January 01

  • Ken Hitchcock becomes third NHL coach to get 800 career victories

    ESPN "Ken Hitchcock became the third coach in NHL history to reach 800 career wins in the Dallas Stars' 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. After the game, he was quickly congratulated by Chicago counterpart Joel Quenneville, who ranks second on the career list with 868..." December 23

  • Penguins Acquire Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Jamie Oleksiak from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2019 conditional fourth-round draft pick, it was announced today by Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Defenseman Kevin Czuczman has been re-assigned to..." December 19

  • 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