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  • Jason Spezza Will Play In 2019-20, Open To Ottawa Return

    Yardbarker "Jason Spezza intends on playing next season, but it won’t be with the Dallas Stars. That time has passed given the emergence of some of the Stars’ young forward prospects and the declining production from the veteran. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic caught up with Spezza and asked him..." May 17

  • Esa Lindell Signed To 6-Year, $5.8M Per Year Contract Extension

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars announced today the re-signing for top pairing defenseman Esa Lindell. The 24-year-old Finnish blueliner was coming off a career year: 11 goals, 21 assists and 32 points and averaged over 24 minutes a game during the regular season. That’s nearly..." May 16

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Report: Senators receive permission to interview Rick Bowness

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have asked for and received permission from the Dallas Stars to interview assistant coach Rick Bowness according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. Bowness will be the sixth candidate interviewed by the Sens in addition to Marc Crawford, Troy Mann, Jacques Martin,..." May 12

  • Mats Zuccarello sounds like he’s happy away from Rangers

    New York Post "Depending on your outlook, this could be good news or bad news for the Rangers. Mats Zuccarello sounds like he wants to remain in Dallas, which — provided the Stars, too, want him back — would give the Rangers the Stars’ 2020 first-round pick. But it means the..." May 11

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • In roller coaster season Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, both finish ready for Dallas to take next step

    Dallas Morning News "It was a strange year for Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Seguin ended speculation and concern over his future before the season started when he a contract extension, keeping him with the Stars through the 2026-27 season. Then he went on to tie a career high with 47 assists and finish as..." May 10

  • Dallas Stars failure to generate offense among reasons for playoff elimination "The Dallas Stars were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in seven games by the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Second Round. The Stars earned the first wild card into the playoffs from the West and held a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series before the Blues won the final..." May 08

  • Should Stars bring back Mats Zuccarello?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not all trade deadline acquisitions are created equal. Some work out, some not so much. Now that the Dallas Stars have been eliminated by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, we can analyze how the Mats Zuccarello trade ended up working out for..." May 08

  • Bishop says he's ready to start for Stars against Blues in Game 7 "Ben Bishop was not going to let a throbbing collarbone keep him from helping to determine the outcome of the Dallas Stars season. The goalie skated at the Stars' practice facility on Monday, then pronounced himself ready to start Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round at..." May 07

  • Stars’ Ben Bishop to start Game 7 despite injury in Game 6

    Sportsnet "Dallas Stars fans can rest easy. Ben Bishop will be between the pipes for the team’s Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, despite leaving Sunday’s Game 6 with an injury. Bishop was injured mid-way through the third period of..." May 06

  • Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop injured on shot, and St. Louis Blues score while he is down

    USA Today "Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy and a major reason why his team was one victory away from a trip to the Western Conference heading into Sunday afternoon's game. And he was keeping his team in Game 6 at home, trailing 2-1 in the third period when..." May 06

  • Stars' Jim Montgomery says Ben Bishop is fine after exiting Game 6

    The Score "Dallas Stars netminder Ben Bishop appears to have avoided injury after taking a hard slap shot up high from St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko in Game 6 on Sunday, according to head coach Jim Montgomery. "He's fine. Stayed in the..." May 06

  • Spezza embracing leadership role for Stars in playoffs "If the doubters figured Jason Spezza was an irrelevant piece to the Stanley Cup aspirations of the Dallas Stars, they'd better think again. The forward started the Stanley Cup Playoffs as a healthy scratch for the first two games of the Western Conference First Round against the..." May 05

  • John Klingberg one of the driving forces behind Stars’ success

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars have one of the season’s breakthrough players in 19-year-old defenseman Miro Heiskanen. He has been so good, so impactful, and so impressive at such a young age that his team’s starting goalie has already called him a “no doubt” Hall..." May 03

  • Stars splitting up top trio to jumpstart offense vs. Blues

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jim Montgomery admitted on Tuesday that breaking up his top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and Alexander Radulov is something he contemplates every game. It appears as if the Dallas Stars head coach is going to go through with that thought for Game 4 (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN; Live..." May 01

  • Blues Bench Doused in Beer by Stars Fan During Game 3

    12 Up "INCOMING! One Dallas Stars fan may have had a little too much to drink and wasted one of his $15 beers by throwing it towards the Blues bench, soaking the players and coaches. April 30

  • Stars’ Ben Bishop has injury scare in Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas Stars (star) goalie Ben Bishop had trouble getting up after falling awkwardly making a save during the second period of Game 3 against the St. Louis Blues. The good news is that Bishop didn’t leave Game 3 at all. In fact, during that same frame, Bishop made one..." April 30

  • Montgomery achieving success in first playoffs as Stars coach "David Carle didn't hesitate when asked about Jim Montgomery's potential with the Dallas Stars. Carle was Montgomery's assistant at the University of Denver before Montgomery was hired as Stars coach May 4, 2018. He helped Montgomery guide Denver to five straight NCAA..." April 29

  • Stars sign defenseman Emil Djuse to 1-year, entry-level contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Emil Djuse to a one-year, entry-level contract.  Djuse, 25, spent the 2018-19 season with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Elite League. He registered 21 points (3-18=21) in..." April 29

  • Stars' revamped second line coming together in playoffs "Mats Zuccarello, Roope Hintz and Jason Dickinson have shown chemistry throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That translated into production when the Dallas Stars' second line combined for seven points (two goals, five assists) in a 4-2 win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of..." April 28

  • Stars need more from Benn, Seguin, Radulov against Blues in Game 3 "Jim Montgomery expects much more from the top line of Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov when the Dallas Stars play the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at American Airlines Center on Monday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, SN, TVAS). "They need to..." April 28

  • The Blues need to maintain their discipline against the Dallas Stars

    The Sports Daily "The St. Louis Blues were able to turn their season around through hard work, a resilient attitude and an incredible amount of disciplined hockey. That same approach led to some early playoff success against the Winnipeg Jets and needs to be reiterated following two games against the Dallas..." April 28

  • Stars' Heiskanen: 'I don't care' about Calder Trophy snub

    Bardown "It’s no secret; the reveal of any NHL award finalists always comes with a steaming side of controversy.  There always seems to be someone that fans think is a gross omission, and although lots of people had this year’s Calder winner picked back in December (ahem,..." April 28

  • Stars look to make improvements against Blues in Game 2 "The Dallas Stars took a lot of positives from their 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the best-of-7 Western Conference Second Round at Enterprise Center on Thursday. The Stars had their scoring chances, especially in the third period when they trailed the Blues 3-1, and..." April 26

  • The Dallas Stars’ Mats Zuccarello Dilemma

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Mats Zuccarello’s start with the Dallas Stars could not have gone worse. He was injured in his first game with the team after being acquired at the trade deadline and missed all but one of the remaining regular season games. One of two conditional picks that went back to the New York..." April 25

  • Stars gird for challenge of Binnington, Blues in second round "The Dallas Stars have not been surprised by the standout play of St. Louis Blues rookie goalie Jordan Binnington, who they will face in Game 1 of the best-of-7 Western Conference Second Round at Enterprise Center on Thursday (9:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). "I actually trained..." April 24

  • The Dallas Stars can win the Stanley Cup because of this one man

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Goalie Ben Bishop was asked who is the most important player on the Dallas Stars. “I am,” he said. Then he laughed. “No,” he said, “I’m kidding.” He was kidding, and he is right. The Dallas..." April 23

  • Zuccarello is perfect complement for Stars’ top line

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars had a problem for much of the 2018-19 season, and it was always a very easy one to identify. Even when the team was at its lowest point, their top trio of Tyler Seguin, Alexander Radulov and Jamie Benn was doing what it had always done in carrying the team’s..." April 22

  • Blues will play Predators or Stars in Western Second Round

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference Second Round and will play the Nashville Predators or Dallas Stars. The Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 on Saturday to end that first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. The Stars lead the Predators 3-2 in..." April 21

  • Stars believe consistency will be key in Game 6 vs. Predators "Mats Zuccarello has been here before. The Dallas Stars forward was part of Stanley Cup Playoff runs with the New York Rangers and knows how tough it is to close a series. "It's important to stay a little mellow, you know?" Zuccarello said. "Don't get too..." April 21

  • Andrei Vasilevskiy, Robin Lehner, Ben Bishop voted Vezina Trophy finalists

    Sportsnet "The NHL announced the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy on Saturday, awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position.” This year’s finalists are Dallas’ Ben Bishop, NY Islanders’ Robin Lehner and Tampa Bay’s Andrei..." April 20

  • Stars' penalty-killing provides plus against Predators in playoffs "The Dallas Stars can look to their penalty-killing unit as one of their biggest positives against the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference First Round. The Stars are 10-for-10 on their penalty kill in four games, including 2-for-2 in their 5-1 win against the Predators in..." April 19

  • Hintz making playoff impact for Stars entering Game 5 against Predators "Roope Hintz has learned something quite valuable the past two seasons, be it with the Dallas Stars or in the American Hockey League. "Don't be scared out there," the Stars' rookie forward said. "You get more used to [the game], and when you get confident, it..." April 19

  • Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars Recall “Black Aces”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In sports, there is a nickname for everything. Today one of those names is being used in both Dallas and Winnipeg, as the Stars and Jets have recalled their “Black Aces.” This is a group of players from the minor and junior leagues that will come up to practice during and experience..." April 17

  • Dallas Stars sign Riley Tufte

    Yardbarker "Another top NCAA forward will be leaving the college ranks, as Riley Tufte has decided to leave the University of Minnesota-Duluth and sign with the Dallas Stars. The big winger recently recorded an assist in the NCAA Championship Game as UMD downed UMass 3-0 to win their second consecutive..." April 17

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Predators seek more from third line against Stars in Game 2 "The Nashville Predators will look for a bounce-back performance from their third line of Colton Sissons, Nick Bonino and Austin Watson when they host the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of the Western Conference First Round at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (6 p.m. ET; CNBC, TVAS2, FS-TN, FS,..." April 13

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Dallas Stars Center Riley Damiani to Three-Year, Entry Level Contract

    Texas Stars "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Riley Damiani to a three-year, entry-level contract. Damiani will report to the Texas Stars on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Damiani, 19, has recorded..." April 01

  • Familiar scene interrupts Stars' win in Calgary as Ben Bishop departs early with another injury

    Dallas Morning News "As Ben Bishop laid hunched over in the crease to the left of the Stars bench, Anton Khudobin readied himself. He tightened the straps around his arms. He slipped a golf glove underneath his catching one. He slid his mask on. Then he entered the game. The unfortunately familiar scene..." March 28

  • Jake Oettinger to turn pro, sign with Dallas Stars

    Yardbarker "The Dallas Stars will be adding a top goaltending prospect to the organization in the coming days, as Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports that Jake Oettinger will leave Boston University for the professional ranks in the coming days. Oettinger will join the Texas Stars on an amateur tryout,..." March 25

  • Future of Dallas Stars’ GM swings on team breaking another late-season slump

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The future of a local general manager will effectively be decided this week, and as much as people like Jim Nill of the Dallas Stars he put himself in this spot. If the Stars complete yet another late-season collapse and miss the playoffs again, expect Nill to be fired..." March 25

  • Stars’ Mats Zuccarello making progress in return from broken arm

    Sportsnet "Dallas Stars forward Mats Zuccarello took part in Saturday’s pre-game skate with the team and is “making progress” on a return from a broken arm. Zuccarello suffered the injury blocking a shot on Feb. 24, a day after being acquired by the Stars from the New York..." March 23

  • Stars' Bishop returning vs. Panthers amid franchise-best shutout streak

    The Score "The Dallas Stars will get their starting goaltender back on Tuesday night when Ben Bishop suits up against the Florida Panthers. The 32-year-old Bishop left last week's contest against the Minnesota Wild with a lower-body injury. Before his departure, Bishop was in the..." March 19

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Bishop day to day for Stars with lower-body injury "Ben Bishop is day to day for the Dallas Stars with a lower-body injury sustained in a 4-1 win at the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. The goalie, second in the NHL in goals-against average (2.05) and first in save percentage (.933) going into play Friday, left the game at 6:33 of the..." March 16

  • Stars’ Nichushkin having historically uneventful (and dull) season

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending two years in the KHL, Valeri Nichushkin returned to the Dallas Stars this season on a two-year contract that will pay him nearly $3 million per season. A first-round pick by the team back in 2013, Nichushkin had shown flashes of the potential that made him a top-10 pick before..." March 16