Stars Rumors & News

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • The Dallas Stars goaltending scenario for next season that may shock fans, but may also make most sense

    Sports Day "I'll begin this way-too-long missive with a statement that might seem shocking to most of you on the heels of that Game 7 goaltending meltdown... There's a chance -- and possibly a good chance -- that Dallas starts next season with Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi sharing the net. "There's no way..." May 25

  • Stars sign towering d-man prospect Martenet

    Pro Hockey Talk "Remember yesterday, when we discussed how much Dallas loved its young blueline prospects? Well, you can add another one to the pile. On Wednesday, the Stars inked OHL London d-man Chris Martenet to a three-year, entry-level deal. Martenet, listed at 6-foot-7, 200 pounds, was Dallas’..." May 18

  • Friedman weighs in on potential Benn contract extension

    Today's Slapshot "Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning. On Jamie Benn being set to enter the final year of his contract, on how he’d like a contract extension before that kicks in, and on what he’s worth to the Dallas Stars: “I don’t think it starts with a 10 like Kopitar does or..." May 17

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • 'It was terrible': Stars center Tyler Seguin on fluky playoff injury, how close he was to returning

    Sports Day "Tyler Seguin speaks to the media Friday. Watch here. Tyler Seguin suffered a calf injury when he returned from an Achilles tendon injury in Game 2 of the first round playoff series, the Stars revealed Friday. While Seguin and coach Lindy Ruff said the calf injury was directly related to the..." May 14

  • Jamie Benn would like new deal done in the summer: 'This is where I want to be'

    Sports Day "Jamie Benn will be in the final year of his contract in 2016-17, and said he would like to get a new deal done in the summer. "Going into the last year of your contract, you don't want it to be a distraction for your team," Benn said. "I'll let Jim (Nill) and my agent try to figure that..." May 14

  • Seguin reveals calf injury kept him out of lineup

    The Score "The Dallas Stars held their exit interviews Friday and Tyler Seguin addressed the injury that kept him out of 11 of his club's 13 postseason contests. Seguin informed reporters that it was a calf injury suffered in Game 2 of the first-round series against the Minnesota Wild that sidelined him..." May 13

  • He has some tough decisions ahead of him, but Stars GM Jim Nill is a man with a plan

    Sports Day "Jim Nill is a planner. He likes things to be in order, he doesn't like surprises, and he makes sure his inbox doesn't fill up. That way, if there is an emergency, he's ready to react. Now, we don't know for sure that Nill considers the Stars' goaltending situation a full-blown emergency..." May 13

  • Dallas loss robs Calgary Flames of first-round draft pick

    Sportsnet "Dallas Stars fans shouldn’t be the only ones waking up and cursing the St. Louis Blues today. By virtue of the Stars’ 6-1 loss to St. Louis in Wednesday’s Game 7, the Calgary Flames lost out on a first-round draft pick. In February’s deadline trade that sent defenceman Kris Russell to..." May 13

  • Stars sign ’15 first-round pick Gurianov to entry-level deal

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Denis Gurianov to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2016-17 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gurianov, 18, appeared in 47 games with Lada Togliatti of the..." May 13

  • Blues blow out Stars in Game 7 to advance

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The St. Louis Blues made some history Wednesday night at American Airlines Center, reaching their first Western Conference Final since 2001 with a 6-1 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 7 of the second round of the playoffs, and accomplishing something they hadn't done since 1968, the..." May 11

  • Stars force Game 7 with victory over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Lindy Ruff knew his Dallas Stars needed to do two things Monday night if they wanted to force a Game 7 in their second-round series against the St. Louis Blues instead of going home for the summer. The coach knew his team needed a quick start, taking the home crowd out of the..." May 10

  • Tyler Seguin skates with Stars before Game 7

    Sportsnet "He looked good out there, dancing around with his teammates at Tuesday’s optional practice. So, will Tyler Seguin — missing in action since April 16 — make a dramatic return in Wednesday’s Game 7 in Dallas? “He’s not ready to play yet,” Lindy Ruff told reporters after the skate. The coach..." May 10

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Stars Tyler Seguin, Patrick Eaves; will they be ready for Game 6 in St. Louis?

    Sports Day "Tyler Seguin and Patrick Eaves missed Game 5 with the same lower-body injuries that have been dogging them in the postseason. Seguin tried to come back from a cut Achilles tendon in Game 2 of the Minnesota series April 17 and suffered a new lower-body injury at that time. He has been skating..." May 08

  • Seems safe to say Seguin won’t play for Stars in Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas Stars fans holding out hope for Tyler Seguin to return to action with the team’s season on the line look to be out of luck. Perhaps there’s an incredibly unlikely chance that there could be a last-minute change, although the fact that Seguin isn’t even traveling with the Stars to St...." May 08

  • Blues beat Stars for 3-2 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- For the second time in their second-round playoff series with the Dallas Stars, the St. Louis Blues led 3-1 after two periods. Unlike Game 2 when the Blues won 4-3 in overtime last Sunday, St. Louis held this lead and won 4-1 for a 3-2 series lead at American Airlines Center on..." May 07

  • Benn, Crosby, Kane finalists for Hart Trophy

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have a chance to win the Hart Trophy for a third time. Crosby, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane were named Saturday as finalists for the Hart, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most..." May 07

  • Stars level series thanks to Eakin's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- After enduring a blowout loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series, the Dallas Stars knew exactly how they needed to respond Thursday in Game 4. "We were embarrassed," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. "I said it's time for us to man up. And..." May 06

  • Jamie Benn, Braden Holtby and Patrick Kane are the finalists for Ted Lindsay Award

    NHLPA.com "The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today the three finalists for the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award: forward Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, goaltender Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and forward Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ted Lindsay Award is..." May 06

  • Jack Adams Award finalists: Barry Trotz, Lindy Ruff, Gerard Gallant

    SB Nation "Three coaches of division-winning teams will be up for the NHL's coach of the year award for the 2015-16 season. The NHL announced on Thursday that Gerard Gallant of the Florida Panthers, Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars and Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals are the finalists for the Jack..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Steen, Backes score twice as Blues rout Stars

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen's contribution to the St. Louis Blues in the playoffs could not be accurately measured in the box score -- until Tuesday night. Steen, who often draws the assignment of defending the opponent's top line, scored two goals, as did David Backes, to lead the Blues to..." May 04

  • Seguin Takes Important Step Toward Return

    Sports Day "Stars forward Tyler Seguin was on the ice Monday, according to Chris Hanks of KDFW-TV. Still, him skating is a big boost for his chances of returning to playoff action. Friday, general manager Jim Nill said Seguin would not be able to play until four to five days after he starts..." May 02

  • Backes scores winner as Blues tie series with Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The St. Louis Blues wanted a split in Dallas, and thanks to their captain, David Backes, who scored a power-play goal 10:58 into overtime, the Blues edged the Dallas Stars 4-3 in overtime of Game 2 of the second-round playoff series on Sunday at American Airlines Center. Stars..." May 01

  • With Eaves injured, Nichushkin will play for Stars in Game 2

    Pro Hockey Talk "t shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Patrick Eaves won’t be able to play for the Dallas Stars against the St. Louis Blues in their upcoming Game 2. The last time we saw Eaves, he was leaving the ice by gliding on one foot after being hit by a teammate’s shot. He needed help to the locker..." April 30

  • Faksa helps Stars take Game 1 vs. Blues

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Radek Faksa definitely likes Game 1 of a playoff series. For the second consecutive series, the Dallas rookie scored the game-winning goal to open the series as the Stars defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in in the second-round series on Friday at American Airlines Center. Faksa..." April 29

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Stars' Tyler Seguin out for at least first 2 games vs. Blues

    Dallas Morning News "Hockey, maybe more than any other sport, embraces the bunker mentality. They will fight you if you talk too much smack. They will fight you if you put a clean hit on one of their teammates. They will fight you if you so much as look at their goalie. So it's no surprise that these guys..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Stars edge Wild to advance to second round

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- For the Dallas Stars, the drama and the highs and lows, if they result in a playoff series win, are all part of the process. Dallas built a big lead Sunday afternoon and needed all of it to clinch its first-round playoff series with the Minnesota Wild. First-period..." April 24

  • Good chance Kari Lehtonen is in net for Game 6 vs. Wild, other Stars notes

    Sports Day "Stars coach Lindy Ruff did not announce his starting goalie for Game 6, but there's a good chance that Kari Lehtonen is back in net after Antti Niemi allowed five goals on 24 shots in Game 5. The two goalies have been used almost equally this season, and Ruff said he is comfortable with..." April 24

  • No, Stars aren’t expecting Seguin back for Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars are once again attempting to close out the Minnesota Wild, and in another repeat occurrence, they’ll be doing so without Tyler Seguin. The report is that Seguin remains day-to-day and will not be available for Game 6, according to Mark Stepneski of Stars Inside Edge." April 24

  • Koivu, Wild stay alive with OT win in Dallas

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Minnesota Wild wanted a chance to send their first-round series with the Dallas Stars back to the Twin Cities for Game 6 on Sunday. And thanks to captain Mikko Koivu scoring the game-tying goal late in regulation and then delivering the game-winner early in overtime, the Wild,..." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • New details about Stars forward Tyler Seguin's mysterious injury

    Dallas Morning News "Stars center Tyler Seguin has not skated since suffering an injury in Game 2, but still is listed as day to day with a lower body injury that is different than, but related to, the partially severed Achilles tendon in his right leg he suffered March 17. “He’s day to day with a lower body..." April 23

  • It took until Game 4, but defenseman Jason Demers (shoulder) is starting to play like his old self

    Sports Day "Stars defenseman Jason Demers hurried back from a shoulder injury he suffered in early March to play in the last game of the regular season and has struggled in his return. The veteran defenseman seemed behind the speed of the game or simply unsure of his decisions in the first three games of..." April 22

  • Stars edge Wild, move to brink of advancing

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- As was the case so often in the regular season, the Dallas Stars found a way to make the best of a tough situation, and they are close to advancing in the postseason as a result. Jason Spezza scored a goal and assisted on another in the second period as the Stars..." April 21

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Tyler Seguin update: Still rehabbing; out for Game 5.

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Antti Niemi is first off the ice and looks like your starter for Game 4.

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Stars GM Jim Nill said Tyler Seguin (lower body) is resting in Dallas. Has not skated yet. Still day to day. Obviously out for Game 4.

  • Wild rally to defeat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- One game later than expected, the addition of Erik Haula to the Minnesota Wild lineup was a difference-maker. Haula started the game at center and had a goal and an assist as Minnesota rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Monday in Game..." April 19

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

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    Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge

    Here's Lindy Ruff talking about the status of Tyler Seguin, who is out for tonight's game vs. the Wild. pic.twitter.com/LBRED2Ewsv

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    According to GM Jim Nill, Tyler Seguin is day to day with an injury related to the Achilles. Kris Russell is ill.

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Wild goalie Dubnyk sounds off on controversial call

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Never mind Jamie Benn’s finishing touch, Jason Spezza’s precision shooting, Kari Lehtonen’s timely saves or the tumbling puck the NHL’s Warren Commission legitimized to help vanquish the Wild again Saturday night. If you want to quantify and encapsulate the Stars’ superiority in this Western..." April 17

  • Tyler Seguin says he’s good to go, but does Lindy Ruff agree?

    Pro Hockey Talk "We still don’t know if Tyler Seguin will suit up in Game 2 against the Wild on Saturday night, but based on the team’s morning skate, it looks like he could sit out again. Seguin was on the ice during the morning on-ice session, which is good. The only problem is that he didn’t skate on any..." April 16