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  • Benn: Stars power play 'was sh--' in loss to Lightning

    The Score "Jamie Benn didn't hold back when he was asked to explain what happened in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. "I thought we played a pretty good game against a good team," the Dallas Stars captain told reporters, including The..." January 16

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Ducks trade Andrew Cogliano to Stars for Devin Shore

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have traded left winger Andrew Cogliano to the Dallas Stars for centre Devin Shore. Cogliano, 31, appeared in 584 games with the Ducks over eight seasons, scoring 102 goals and 233 points in those games with a plus-61 rating. He added eight goals..." January 14

  • Stars coach Jim Montgomery calls out 'culture of mediocrity' after another disheartening loss

    USA Today "Two weeks after Stars president Jim Lites ripped his star players, his coach, Jim Montgomery, expressed frustration over not being able to “change the culture of mediocrity” surrounding his team. The Stars have lost two games in a row — 2-1 on Thursday to the..." January 13

  • How have Seguin, Benn responded since being called out?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Less than two weeks ago, Dallas Stars president Jim Lites called out superstar forwards Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn because they weren’t “getting it done.” The hockey community was stunned when those comments came to light. Why take a shot at your..." January 09

  • Tyler Seguin thinks Stars goalie got in Ovechkin’s head

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyler Seguin thinks that Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khubodin got inside of Alex Ovechkin’s head on Friday night. The Stars beat the Caps 2-1 in overtime on Seguin’s goal — his second of the game. Ovi attempted six shots on goal for the Washington Capitals but was..." January 05

  • Denis Gurianov Re-Assigned to Texas Stars; Jamie Benn “Day To Day”

    Defending Big D "This morning, the Dallas Stars re-assigned forward Denis Gurianov to their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars. Over the last two games of the Stars current homestand, Gurianov averaged just over seven minutes of ice time and under ten shifts per game. In 11 games this..." January 04

  • Gary Bettman considers Stars president's profane comments internal matter

    ESPN "It wasn't what Dallas Stars president Jim Lites said that irked NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, but how he said it. Last Friday, Lites lit into his two star players, forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. He told The Athletic that Seguin and Benn have been "f---ing horses---; I..." January 01

  • Stars to pick opponent for 2020 Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl

    The Score "The Dallas Stars will host the 2020 Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday, according to John Shannon of Sportsnet. The opponent has yet to be decided, but the Stars will have the chance to pick their adversary, according to Sean Shapiro of The..." January 01

  • Dallas Stars to reportedly host 2020 Winter Classic

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Stars are reportedly getting some positive news amid the Jim Lites-Jamie Benn-Tyler Seguin saga: Sportsnet's John Shannon is reporting that the team will host the 2020 Winter Classic. Sportsnet also reports that "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is slated to..." December 31

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • NHLPA: Lites' rant on Seguin, Benn is 'reckless and insulting'

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League Players’ Association has spoken out against comments made by Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites regarding star players Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. The NHLPA statement calls Lites’ remarks “reckless and insulting.” Lites reached out..." December 30

  • Stars GM doesn't condone language, tone of CEO's critique of Benn, Seguin

    The Score "Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill isn't overly impressed with how CEO Jim Lites decided to call out stars Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Lites went on an expletive-infused rant Friday about the play of Benn and Seguin, accusing the forwards of being "f---ing..." December 30

  • Stars owner: Nobody is getting traded, fired after CEO's comments

    The Score "Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites ripped into forwards Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn on Friday, but owner Tom Gaglardi made it clear that Lites' comments don't mean that any sort of shakeup is imminent. "Our best players have to be our best players," Gaglardi told..." December 30

  • Stars CEO’s ire should be directed at GM, not Benn, Seguin

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things sound awfully rotten deep in the heart of Texas. With the Dallas Stars stumbling along to yet another mediocre and completely pointless season, tensions are running high and fingers are being pointed. Those fingers are going squarely in the direction of the..." December 29

  • Benn brushes off Stars CEO's criticism: 'I don't play for him'

    The Score "Jamie Benn downplayed the remarks from Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites when asked about the comments on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the tirade. “I don’t play for him," the Stars captain told reporters, including the Dallas Morning News' Matthew DeFranks. "I..." December 29

  • Dallas Stars Make Four Roster Moves

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars were one of two teams that had raised their roster numbers over the regular allowable limit during the holiday roster freeze, and needed to make a move today to get back under the 23-man threshold. Instead, they made several moves. Martin Hanzal and Jason Dickinson..." December 28

  • Stars CEO rips into Benn, Seguin: 'It's pissed me off ... We are getting terrible play from our top two players'

    Sports Day "At the top of the Dallas Stars roster sit two franchise cornerstones-- one a homegrown, late-draft find that has blossomed into the captain, and the other a trade acquisition that has become a sniper and now a long-term asset. Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are two of the NHL's..." December 28

  • Common Sense to Dallas Stars: Get Tarasenko (or somebody)

    Defending Big D "With the St. Louis Blues officially in shambles this season, odd rumors have started to float around the NHL. Alex Pietrangelo to Toronto has made the rounds, as has an interesting tidbit about the availability of Vladimir Tarasenko. The money quote comes from GM Doug Armstrong, courtesy of The..." December 21

  • Klingberg return could be boost Stars need to make playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "For some time now, the Dallas Stars have ranked among the NHL’s most frustrating teams because, while they boast some outstanding high-end talent, they’ve rarely put it all together. You might chalk a portion of that irked feeling to unfair expectations created by the..." December 20

  • John Klingberg Cleared To Return To Game Action

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it had been expected since earlier this week, the news was made official today. John Klingberg will return to the Dallas Stars lineup tomorrow night. Klingberg has been cleared by the Stars medical staff and will be reinserted into the lineup against the Chicago..." December 19

  • Hanley Placed on Waivers, Klingberg Practicing

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars have placed defenseman Joel Hanley on waivers today. Hanley has appeared in 15 games with the Stars this season, registering a zero in both the points and +/- column with an average time on ice of 13:46. Hanley was called up from the..." December 17

  • Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin goes from healthy scratch to top-line forward for Dallas

    Dallas Morning News "In his return to the Stars lineup Wednesday night in Anaheim, Valeri Nichushkin will be given a lot of responsibility, ascending to the top line with Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov after he was a healthy scratch in three of the last four games. Nichushkin is goalless in 22 games..." December 13

  • Stars' Hanzal to play for 1st time in nearly 10 months vs. Sharks

    The Score "Martin Hanzal will make his long-awaited return to the Dallas Stars' lineup on Friday against the San Jose Sharks, according to Mark Stepneski of the team's website. Hanzal last suited up on Feb. 21 when he suffered a season-ending back injury. He underwent spinal fusion..." December 06

  • Bruins claim F Gemel Smith off waivers

    TSN "The Boston Bruins have claimed forward Gemel Smith from the Dallas Stars. Smith had two goals and three points in 14 games this season with the Stars.  " December 06

  • Klingberg could be back with Stars by Christmas "John Klingberg could return to the Dallas Stars lineup by Christmas, coach Jim Montgomery said Tuesday. Klingberg, who hasn't played since Nov. 8 (12 games) because of hand surgery, may be ready to play when the Stars host the New York Islanders on Dec. 23, or at the Nashville..." December 05

  • Gemel Smith Placed On Waivers By Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars have made a move up front to create some room for the imminent return of Martin Hanzal, placing Gemel Smith on waivers today according to Sean Shapiro of The Athletic. Shapiro tweeted yesterday that the Stars were making a decision between..." December 05

  • Why Trade Rumors Linking the Stars to Defenders Karl Alzner, David Schlemko Don’t Make Sense

    Defending Big D "Yesterday, David Pagnotta from The Fourth Period set Dallas Stars twitter abuzz when he casually dropped that the team has been linked in trade rumors with Montreal Canadiensblueliners Karl Alzner and David Schlemko. It’s no secret that the..." December 04

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Stars lose Ben Bishop to injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Monday is looking like an all-around tough night for the Dallas Stars. Heading into the third period tied 1-1 with the New York Rangers, the Stars had to replace starter Ben Bishop with Anton Khudobin. Bishop’s night was over thanks to a lower-body..." November 20

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Valeri Nichuskin is a development success, even as a 3rd line winger

    Dallas Morning News "When Valeri Nichushkin left for the KHL many fans were frustrated to see such a talented player putting in time from the early prime years of his career across the ocean. This is a player that came to Dallas with the promise of a top ten pick as an 18 year old who then put up respectable..." November 14

  • Stars' Shore out 7-10 days with lower-body injury

    The Score "The Dallas Stars can't seem to catch a break. Forward Devin Shore will be out for seven-to-10 days after suffering a lower-body injury during Monday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, head coach Jim Montgomery announced postgame. Shore's injury occurred in..." November 13

  • Sabres trade Taylor Fedun to the Stars

    Die By The Blade "The Buffalo Sabres announced this afternoon they’ve traded defenseman Taylor Fedun to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick. If Fedun plays 25 regular season or playoff games with the Stars this season, the Sabres will get a draft pick in the..." November 10

  • Stars’ John Klingberg out at least 3 weeks with upper-body injury

    Sportsnet "Dallas Stars defenceman John Klingberg will be out for at least three weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced after Thursday’s 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. Klingberg left the game in the third period after blocking a shot and didn’t..." November 09

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Spezza willing to take pay cut to stay with Stars

    The Score "Jason Spezza likes life in Dallas, so much so that he won't let salary cap concerns stop him from sticking with the Stars. The veteran forward is in the final season of a four-year, $30-million pact he inked in 2014, but handing out another big-money extension to the aging talent..." November 04

  • Which Stars defenseman will lose playing time once Stephen Johns returns?

    Dallas Morning News "Who loses playing time when Stephen Johns comes back? DeFranks: Hmm, I think it truly does depend on each player's performance and the matchup. And for how much that sounds like coach-speak, let me explain. This season, Jim Montgomery has shown that he'll..." November 02

  • Stars’ Polak returns to Toronto fighting off extinction

    Sportsnet "“Roman!” Tuesday morning ahead of their annual road game in Toronto, Dallas Stars defence coach Rick Bowness is beaver-tailing his stick on the ice and rooting on a familiar face accomplishing an unfamiliar feat in a familiar place. Roman Polak has just blasted a..." November 01

  • Benn, Seguin and Radulov form an elite line. Does ESPN think it’s the best in the NHL?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov are elite NHL forwards. Together, the trio forms one of the best lines in the league. Through 10 games this season, the players have combined for 32 points. Sure, Radulov came back from an lower-body..." November 01

  • Breakup with Habs still sore subject for Radulov

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alexander Radulov only spent one season with the Montreal Canadiens, but he managed to leave a good impression for most of the fan base. But in the summer of 2017, Radulov decided to sign with the Dallas Stars instead of returning to Montreal. As we found out on Tuesday, the breakup with..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Absence of Alexander Radulov has Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin in one of their worst scoring droughts as teammates

    Dallas Morning News "Without Alexander Radulov, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are still searching. Radulov missed his fourth straight game with a lower-body injury Sunday in Detroit, delaying his return to the top line and allowing Justin Dowling another chance at playing with Benn and..." October 29

  • Why Ben Bishop hates goalie analytics

    ESPN "Ben Bishop entered his second season with the Dallas Stars assuming things would be different. In Year 1, his coach was Ken Hitchcock, who took the team's defense from 29th in the NHL to seventh. But Hitch's reunion with Dallas lasted only one season. Jim Montgomery left the University..." October 28

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Dallas Stars Recall Justin Dowling

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars have tapped their first regular-season call-up of the still-young season, recalling Justin Dowling from the Texas Stars. The Cedar Park stalwart will step in for fellow center Roope Hintz. The promising Finnish prospect has returned to the..." October 22

  • Stars' Radulov out vs. Wild with lower-body injury

    The Score "Dallas Stars forward Alexander Radulov is out Friday against the Minnesota Wild due to a lower-body injury. Radulov was originally considered a game-time decision earlier Friday. Rookie Roope Hintz will play on the top line with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin until Radulov..." October 20