Stars Rumors & News

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Stars get 3-0 shutout win against Sabres

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Jamie Benn, Stars - Two goals in third period 2. Antti Niemi, Stars - Twenty-two save shutout 3. Tyler Seguin, Stars - Two assists in third period Save of the Game With Evander Kane and Jack Eichel flying up ice in transition for Buffalo, Kane slid a sweet pass to..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Stars' Klingberg coming of age as two-way D-man "John Klingberg is making this look easy. Through 20 games, the second-year Dallas Stars defenseman leads the NHL with 18 assists, is tied for the League lead with a plus-13 rating and is tied for fourth with 22 points. Not bad numbers for someone who is 23. "Obviously [my start] has been..." November 20

  • Jason Spezza's Third Period Goal Gives Stars 3-2 Win Over Capitals

    Defending Big D "It wasn't always pretty (okay, it wasn't pretty at all for most of it), but the Dallas Stars were able to put together just enough offense and hold on the final frantic minutes for yet another early-season victory, this time 3-2 over the Washington Capitals. The Stars opened the scoring after a..." November 20

  • Can the Dallas Stars keep up their two-goalie system?

    Yardbarker "Get past the talk about the piping hot start and about Tyler Seguin's offensive surge — the whole team's offense, really — and the next big topic coming out of Dallas Stars' camp has been about who will get the starting job between the pipes. During the early stretch of the Stars' 2015-2016..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Stars score early and never look back in 3-1 win over the Sabres

    Dallas Morning News "The phrase “no goal” has a special place for Stars fans in Buffalo, and now they have a new story to tell. Dallas used a coach’s challenge to wipe out a tying goal for the Sabres late in third period en route to a 3-1 win Tuesday night. It wasn’t near the impact of the Brett Hull Cup-winner..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Stars defenseman John Klingberg shouldn't be a secret anymore

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Stars are having the kind of season that grabs hockey fans by the shirt collar and forces them to pay attention. Not often one of the teams that gets a lot of national notoriety, the Stars have become this year's must-see team. There are the names we know. Tyler Seguin's star has..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Dallas Stars assign Radek Faksa to AHL, opens door for return of Patrick Eaves, Travis Moen

    Dallas Morning News "This allows the Stars to activate Travis Moen (upper body) from IR and pretty much assures that Patrick Eaves will return to the lineup Tuesday at Buffalo. Eaves has been out since suffering a lower body injury in the third game of the season. With Faksa and Devin Shore returned to the minors,..." November 15

  • Klingberg scores the winner in overtime as Stars get by Wild

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "John Klingberg scored at 3:18 of overtime, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. Klingberg got a cross-ice pass from Tyler Seguin and beat Devan Dubnyk for his fourth of the season. Klingberg and Jamie Benn each had a goal and two assists for the Stars, who had..." November 15

  • Struggling Jets undone by inept special-teams play

    Winnipeg Free Press "You can dissect a defeat like this one a million ways, but in the end, the biggest culprit in a 6-3 Winnipeg loss to the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center Thursday night was the failure of the Jets’ specialty units. On a night the Jets gave up two power-play goals — including the..." November 13

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    Mike Heika @MikeHeika

    Patrick Eaves close to returning from lower body injury. Travis Moen (upper body) a little further away, according to Lindy Ruff.

  • Maple Leafs take down Stars in Dallas

    Toronto Star "There have been subtle changes to Morgan Rielly’s game this season as the promising defenceman continues to grow under the stewardship of coach Mike Babcock. Rielly’s ability to control the pace of the game and to carry the puck have been his strength. But this year, Babcock is making sure he..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Dallas Stars Gut Out 4-1 Win Over Detroit Red Wings With Strong Outing From Kari Lehtonen

    Defending Big D "Sunday afternoon games are a struggle for me, as they often occur during prime napping hours. And having that time taken away by a three hour hockey game can really hamper the quality naps for one of the two days a week I get to take them. It's a good thing this Stars team is entertaining to..." November 09

  • Neely admits Bruins could've 'done some things differently' with Seguin

    The Score "The Boston Bruins' trading of now-superstar scorer Tyler Seguin remains a transaction nothing short of a nightmare. Unloading such an incredible talent and growing ambassador for the sport - who's steadily lifting the Dallas Stars to contender status - is a decision that becomes increasingly..." November 06

  • Tyler Seguin's Hat Trick Power Dallas Stars to 5-3 Win Over Boston Bruins

    Defending Big D "For the first 20 or so minutes of Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins, it looked like the Dallas Stars were well on their way to their first consecutive losses of the season. But Tyler Seguin wasn't about to let that happen. Yes, it's been more than two years since the Bruins sent the..." November 04

  • Leafs’ offence breaks out against Stars

    Toronto Star "So thats how it’s supposed to look. Toronto’s stuck-in-the-muck offence shook loose from one of the best teams in the NHL, grabbing a 4-1 verdict over the powerful Dallas Stars on Monday night. But while the Leafs won for just the second time this season, there wasn’t the usual celebratory..." November 03

  • How Jamie Benn grew into the NHL’s leading scorer

    Sportsnet "Jamie Benn was 5-foot-3 in Grade 10. Back then, little Jamie did not spend his summers shooting pucks off Plexiglas or building strength for the next season on the ice. Instead, he spent his summers playing baseball in his hometown of Victoria, B.C. So, if you would have sat Benn down back..." November 03

  • Benn, Price, Krejci named Stars of the Month "Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Boston Bruins center David Krejci have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of October. FIRST STAR – JAMIE BENN, LW, DALLAS STARS Benn shared first in the NHL with nine goals and led the League with..." November 02

  • Stars continue strong start, beat San Jose 5-3

    Dallas Morning News "Antoine Roussel broke a third-period tie for the second time in three games, and the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Saturday. The game-winners are the only goals this season for Roussel, who also had two assists against San Jose. John Klingberg's shot from the right point hit..." November 01

  • Stars defy odds again, defeat Vancouver 4-3

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Patrick Sharp, Stars - Two goals 2. Jamie Benn, Stars - Overtime winner, assist 3. Daniel Sedin, Canucks - Two assists Save of the Game With the score tied 3-3 late in the third period, Canucks winger Radim Vrbata broke in alone on Stars goalie Antti Niemi, who came..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Dallas Stars Use Huge Comeback to Down Anaheim Ducks 4-3

    Defending Big D "The Anaheim Ducks are a better team that their record suggests. They were a game away from a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in the spring. They have two of the best, if petulant, talents in the league in Perry and Getzlaf. They are going to figure it out eventually in a weak Pacific Division..." October 28

  • Top line doesn't skip a beat as Bjugstad leads Panthers to 6-2 victory over Stars

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A day after top-line center Aleksander Barkov sustained what appeared to be a serious hand injury, Hall of Fame defenseman and Panthers television analyst Denis Potvin said this could be Nick Bjugstad’s chance to show he can be an elite centerman. Well, Bjugstad, who took Barkov’s spot on the..." October 25

  • Stars defenseman Jason Demers suspended two games for elbowing Nick Bonino

    Dallas Morning News "Demers will miss games against Florida (Saturday) and Anaheim (Tuesday). Dallas has two extra defensemen in Patrik Nemeth and Jamie Oleksiak, who have not played yet this season, so they have options for a replacement. Demers said Thursday night after the game in which he received a game..." October 24

  • Stars' 4-1 win over Penguins was epitome of balanced team effort

    Dallas Morning News "Stars forward Vernon Fiddler was asked Thursday morning what specific area was to credit for the team's fast start, and he couldn't really nail any one thing down. "Well, we've done a really good job playing as a team," Fiddler said. "You can go up and down the game plan, and we're executing on..." October 23

  • Stars' Demers to have Player Safety hearing "Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino during a game Thursday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh." October 23

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Dallas Stars Beat Philadelphia Flyers 2-1, Winning Streak Reaches Four

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars winning streak has reached four games. After a 2-1 win the Stars are tied atop the Central Division at 10 points with the St. Louis Blues, but with one less loss let's just call the Stars as the top dog in the Central through six games. It's more fun than "tied". After a..." October 21

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • NHL Players Poll: Which team has the worst home ice?

    Yahoo! Sports "Note: While attending the NHL Players Media Tour in September, we polled 27 skaters and goalies about a few topics in the League. Their answers are anonymous to encourage candor.) There’s really nothing more delightfully squirmy than when you ask an NHL player which arena has the worst ice,..." October 19

  • Kari Lehtonen improves to 3-0 as Stars rally to beat Panthers

    Dallas Morning News "Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn scored two goals each to rally the Dallas Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Benn tied the score 2-2 with a power-play goal 50 seconds into the third period. Seguin gave Dallas its first lead with 3:02 remaining, backhanding a rebound..." October 18

  • Stars made Tampa Bay pay for brutal hit, defeated defending East champs on the road

    Dallas Morning News "The Stars were pushed by the defending Eastern Conference champions and lost winger Curtis McKenzie to a brutal injury, but kept their cool and took a 5-3 win Thursday over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Jason Spezza came up with a big third-period goal, and Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves, as Dallas..." October 16

  • Stars again scratch Nichushkin, who needs to ‘get his head in the right place’

    NBC Sports "Make it two straight healthy scratches for Valeri Nichushkin. Nichushkin, who was dropped from the lineup for Tuesday’s win over Edmonton, will sit again tonight when the Stars take on Tampa Bay at Amalie. “I want to get him back in, I want to get him playing,” Dallas head coach Lindy Ruff..." October 16

  • Bruins' Claude Julien early favorite to be first coach fired

    CBS Sports "We're not even two weeks into the 2015-16 season but several coaches around the league might be finding their seat to be a little warm. That's life in the NHL where the shelf life for coaches is incredibly short, and it's not uncommon for teams to make a change early in a season (keep in mind the..." October 16

  • Seguin's Shots, Kari's Stops Back Spezza's Hat Trick in Cathartic Victory

    Defending Big D "The headline might be unfair, since every single win is going to feel cathartic this season. Dallas is a really good team, I guess, but they still have to prove it to everyone, including themselves. Wins will mean a lot until they become expected, and what can you really expect from this Dallas..." October 14

  • Senior NHL lawyer advised league to ‘leave the dementia issues up to the NFL’

    TSN "A senior National Hockey League lawyer wrote in an email to commissioner Gary Bettman that the league should not put an emphasis on exploring the alleged link between concussions and long-term brain injuries among retired NHL players, and should instead “leave the dementia issues up to the..." October 14

  • Colorado Avalanche rally for first win of season, beating Dallas Stars

    Denver Post "It's never a good thing when Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov allows a goal before his water bottle gets sent to his net. The deal is, Varlamov's water can be slid to him only after the game's first whistle. It's not up for discussion. Other modern-day team rules include: 0-2 starts to the..." October 11