Stars Rumors & News

  • Why I think the Stars will have a new goalie in net by the time the playoffs begin

    Sports Day "Mike Heika recently held a chat to talk all things Dallas Stars. Here are some highlights: Question: The Jiri Hudler signing sure came out of nowhere, for fans, anyway. Many of us are hoping that it's part of a larger plan to bring a Vezina caliber goalie (cough, [Ben] Bishop) to the Stars. Is it..." August 30

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Rich get richer: Dallas signs Hudler to one-year, $2 million deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s most dynamic offenses has gotten even better — per the Morning-News, the Dallas Stars have inked veteran winger Jiri Hudler to a one-year, $2 million pact. The confirmation comes after some loud, heavy rumblings that Dallas was in on the former 30-goal man. On Tuesday..." August 24

  • Logan Couture added to Team Canada for World Cup "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture was added to Team Canada's 23-man roster for the World Cup of Hockey 2016, Hockey Canada announced Tuesday. Couture replaces Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn, who had core muscle surgery last month. Benn was expected to need six weeks to recover and should..." August 23

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Stars' Hamhuis looking to provide experience, 'sound' defense

    Sports Day "Dan Hamhuis is pretty familiar with Lindy Ruff, having played for the Stars coach on the gold medal Canadian team at the 2014 Olympics. But the veteran defenseman, who signed with Dallas as a free agent in July, said he does have one change he would like to make in his relationship with his new..." August 20

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Seguin 'feeling great' ahead of World Cup

    Sports Day "Tyler Seguin was helping out at the Dallas Stars Hockey Academy and spoke with the media Saturday. Here's the transcript, courtesy of Steve Hunt of On if he enjoys coming out to events like this "Yeah, it's actually kind of a workout. We're flying around for two hours, so yeah, it's..." August 06

  • Kris Russell waiting for teams to clear cap space

    The Score "Kris Russell is playing the waiting game. The unrestricted free-agent defenseman is waiting for prospective teams to clear salary cap space before signing a new contract, reports Darren Dreger of TSN." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Benn aiming to return from injury ahead of World Cup

    The Score "Jamie Benn has one thing on his mind as he continues to nurse a core muscle injury, the World Cup of Hockey. The Dallas Stars forward is two weeks removed from surgery to repair the injury and as he progresses, Benn admits his main focus is being well enough to play for Team Canada. "As of..." July 31

  • With Stars defensive youth movement coming, Jordie Benn becomes team's insurance policy

    Sports Day "Question: I'm not sure why Dallas brought back Jordie. He's cheap, but I don't like him too much. What do you make of the re-signing? Gosselin: Jordie becomes an insurance policy. He's a veteran hand who can step in when needed. I doubt he's in the top 6 defensemen at the start of the season...." July 31

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • The praise for Jamie Benn's new contract is well-deserved

    SB Nation "Dallas pundits are lauding Jamie Benn's new deal as one of the best in DFW sports. It's hard to argue against that, but it's only excellent in context. If John Klingberg hadn't been locked up for pennies (seriously, seven years for $4.25 million per year is a steal) then the Stars might've had to..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Stars GM: Seguin should be ready for World Cup after calf injury

    The Score "Amid a Jamie Benn-centric Friday for the Dallas Stars, general manager Jim Nill offered an update on the team's other superstar forward. Center Tyler Seguin, who was limited to just one of his team's 13 playoff games this past spring due to a calf injury, is expected to be fully recovered in..." July 17

  • Stars GM on Benn: ‘He’s in the prime of his career’

    Sportsnet "Jamie Benn may have just become one of the richest players in the NHL, but he also saved his organization a year-long headache. On Friday, Benn signed a massive eight-year, $76-million contract extension with the Dallas Stars, removing him from 2017’s free agent pool and sparing the team the..." July 16

  • Stars sign Benn to 8-year, $76M contract extension

    USA Today "Dallas forward Jamie Benn has signed an eight-year extension with the team, the Stars announced Friday. The contract is worth $76 million and has an average annual value of $9.5 million, making Benn among the game's highest-earning stars. The Stars' captain has been one of the best players..." July 16

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Jamie Benn Has Offseason Surgery, Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

    Defending Big D "Last summer, Jamie Benn underwent double hip surgery to repair injuries he had played through all season long. That was the same season in which he won the Art Ross Trophy for scoring the most points in the league. On two bum hips. In a season in which he played 82 games. The Dallas Stars..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Jamie Oleksiak inks extension with Stars

    Today's Slapshot "Former first-round pick defenseman Jamie Oleksiak didn’t have the best 2015-16 season, putting up just two assists and playing in just 19 NHL games last year for the Dallas Stars. Despite this, though, the Central Division club has decided to bring him back for at least one more year. Per..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Talented forward Devin Shore looks to make a major comeback following last year's minor setback

    Sports Day "Devin Shore isn't about to let a little thing like shoulder surgery stand in the way of his NHL dream. So the versatile forward is working hard to bounce back from missing half of last season and said he even wants to make the injury a positive if he can. "I really just want to make the best..." July 10

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Want the Stars to trade for Fleury? Why I think that might not be a good idea

    Sports Day "Question: What is your opinion about how much the NHL got for the new Las Vegas team? Did they overpay? I read on Deadspin that Quebec City already has a new arena built for the team they did not get. How long before they get a team to occupy it? Heika: I think it is an overpay, but the..." July 07

  • Who Could the Dallas Stars Offer in a Potential Goalie Trade?

    Defending Big D "The NHL's silly season is almost over, but like the last few years, the Dallas Stars seem to be sniffing around a few trade options. Instead of continuing to load up the forward corps, no matter how fun it would be to score six goals every game, the Stars seem to be instead looking at the net,..." July 06

  • Agent: Russell didn't turn down Leafs' offer

    TSN "Kris Russell has not closed the door on signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs, his agent Allain Roy said Sunday. Roy took to Twitter to shoot down rumours that Russell had rejected a contract from the Leafs. He did not say whether the defenceman has received interest or an offer from the Maple..." July 04

  • Stars sign Adam Cracknell to one-year, two-way contract

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Adam Cracknell to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Cracknell, 30, split the 2015-16 regular season with Vancouver and Edmonton. He posted ten points (5-5=10) in..." July 03

  • Bruins are ‘kicking the tires’ on a Kris Russell deal

    CSN New England "The Bruins are kicking the tires on 29-year-old free agent defenseman Kris Russell as they continue to look for offseason solutions on the blue line, according to a league source. Russell is the biggest name still left on the free agent market for defensemen after the Florida Panthers signed Jason..." July 03

  • Panthers, Demers agree on 5-year, $22.5 million contract

    Sportsnet "Jason Demers has reached agreement on a $22.5-million, five-year contract with the Florida Panthers, Sportsnet has learned. The right-shooting defenceman was a highly coveted commodity on the free-agent market and garnered multiple offers when the signing period opened Friday. Florida is..." July 02

  • It sounds like someone is gonna pay Kris Russell big money

    Pro Hockey Talk "It didn’t take very long for fireworks to go off during free agent frenzy on Friday, but there’s still a number of free agents available, including Kris Russell. Reports surfaced late yesterday afternoon saying that Russell had signed a long-term deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Minutes..." July 02

  • Dallas Stars Sign Goaltender Maxime Lagace "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Maxime Lagace to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the signing were not disclosed. Lagace, 23, posted a 19-10-3 record with a .913 save percentage, a 2.90 goals against average and a shutout..." July 01

  • Maple Leafs interested in Kris Russell

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs are hoping to bolster their blue line when free agency begins July 1. The team is looking to add a top-four defenseman, TSN's Darren Dreger reported during Thursday's "Insider Trading," adding that the team has "shown interest" in pending unrestricted free agent Kris..." July 01

  • Dan Hamhuis signs with Dallas Stars

    Canucks Army "McKenzie mentioned on TSN that the deal was 2 years for $3.75M per season. Hamhuis signing with the Stars isn't surprising given that he had waived his NTC to go to Dallas at the trading deadline, but ultimately was never dealt as Canucks and Stars management could not come to an agreement on a..." July 01

  • New Jersey Devils Sign Ben Lovejoy, Vern Fiddler

    HockeyBuzz "The New Jersey Devils have shored up their blue line a little bit by signing defenseman Ben Lovejoy to a three-year contract worth $2.66 million per season. Lovejoy is a 32-year-old right-handed shot who averaged almost 19 minutes a night on the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He probably..." July 01

  • Florida Panthers Sign Forwards Colton Sceviour & Jonathan Marchessault "Florida Panthers General Manager Tom Rowe announced today that the Panthers have signed forwards Colton Sceviour (SEE-vee-yuhr) and Jonathan Marchessault (mahr-SHUH-soh) to two-year contracts. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 27-year old Sceviour recorded 23 points..." July 01

  • Lucic met face-to-face with Stars' owner

    The Score "Don't order your Milan Lucic jerseys just yet, Edmonton Oilers fans. Lucic reportedly met face-to-face with the Dallas Stars, led by owner Tom Gaglardi, his agent, Gerry Johannson told NEWS 1130 Sports. The discussion took place in Lucic's hometown of Vancouver, and Johannson also said it..." June 30

  • Steven Stamkos contract extension should make Stars fans happy for a couple of Jamie Benn-related reasons

    Sports Day "In one fell swoop, Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman might have become the best friend of Stars' fans Wednesday. By signing Steven Stamkos to an eight-year contract extension that averages $8.5 million, Yzerman set a perfect market price for Stars' captain Jamie Benn and also created..." June 30

  • Stars announce qualifying offers for several players, including Valeri Nichushkin

    Sports Day "The Stars sent out qualifying offers Monday to four restricted free agents, including Valeri Nichushkin. It's an administrative move that is expected to lead to a contract extension for Nichushkin, the 10th pick in the 2013 draft. He is coming off a three-year entry-level contract that averaged..." June 28

  • Stars announce qualifying offers for Nichushkin, Oleksiak, Lagace, Stransky

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has issued qualifying offers for the following players, thus retaining their negotiating rights: PLAYER - POSITION Valeri Nichushkin - RW Jamie Oleksiak - D Matej Stransky - RW Maxime Lagace - G The following players were..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

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