Stars Rumors & News

  • Bill Peters spoke with Stars, but 'all signs' point to Flames

    The Score "Bill Peters is not without options. A day after resigning as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, Peters has been linked to two of the other three vacancies around the league. The Dallas Stars spoke with Peters after seeking permission from the Hurricanes to do so, but TSN's Pierre LeBrun..." April 21

  • Dallas Stars Have Many Options To Replace Head Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s only been 24 hours since Dallas head coach Ken Hitchcock announced his retirement, but what coach might replace him has been a popular topic as multiple names have come up. While the job may not have the flashiness of the New York Rangers opening, the new head coach of the Dallas Stars will..." April 14

  • Stars' Ken Hitchcock retiring from coaching

    ESPN "Veteran Ken Hitchcock, who returned this season for a second stint with the Dallas Stars, is expected to announce his retirement from coaching, a source confirmed to ESPN's Greg Wyshnyski on Friday. Hitchcock, who won the 1999 Stanley Cup with the Stars, will stay with the team in an advisory..." April 13

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Michigan captain Tony Calderone signs with Dallas Stars

    Michigan Live "Michigan leading scorer and senior captain Tony Calderone signed an entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The Trenton native, playing on the team's top line with Cooper Marody and Dexter Dancs, finished fifth in the NCAA with 25 goals this season. He had two goals and two..." April 09

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Spezza could miss rest of regular season for Stars

    NHL.com "Jason Spezza could be out for the remainder of the regular season for the Dallas Stars with a back injury. The 34-year-old forward will be evaluated in two weeks; the regular season ends April 8, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin April 11. Spezza missed his first game of the season, a 4-3..." March 22

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    Forbes.com "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