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  • 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

  • Zuccarello, Point Will Wait Until Season’s End To Negotiate Next Contracts

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars went out and acquired Mats Zuccarello at the deadline in order to give them some extra secondary scoring, but lost him almost immediately to a broken arm. While he should be back in time to contribute during the playoffs (should Dallas get there), the former New York Rangers..." March 13

  • Dallas Stars Ink Justin Dowling To Two-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars have signed forward Justin Dowling to a two-year, two-way contract extension, according to’s Mark Stepneski. The 28-year-old has been a key player for the Texas Stars of the AHL and will continue to be. " March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Mats Zuccarello, Mika Zibanejad FaceTime every day: 'He misses me like I was his boyfriend'

    Sporting News "If Mats Zuccarello doesn't sign with the Rangers on July 1, it's fair to say the hockey world will be shocked.  Traded to the Dallas Stars ahead of the NHL trade deadline, emotions have run high for Zuccarello and his former teammates. The diminutive..." March 05

  • Are Stars making right call in scratching Radulov for being late?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s one thing to stick to your guns when the stakes are low, but what about when the heat is really on? The Dallas Stars announced that top-line winger Alexander Radulov will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday’s game against the New York Rangers after arriving late to the..." March 05

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Jarome Iginla’s fire still burns bright even in retirement

    Sportsnet "Jarome Iginla still remembers that long, heart-wrenching walk out of the St. Pete Times Forum that muggy June evening. Next to him strode downtrodden coach Darryl Sutter, who listened to the captain lament the fact he couldn’t come up with one more goal somewhere along the way..." March 02

  • Stars' Cogliano out with injury for 1st time in 12-year career

    The Score "Andrew Cogliano is human after all. The Dallas Stars' veteran forward will miss Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings with an upper-body injury, marking the first non-disciplinary absence of his 12-year career, according to Mike Heika of..." February 27

  • Mats Zuccarello hurt in first Stars game, likely out 4 weeks

    ESPN "Mats Zuccarello had a goal and assist in his first game with the Dallas Stars Sunday, but his second game won't come for a while. He blocked a shot in the waning moments of the second period, and the team tweeted after the game that he is "heading back to Dallas for..." February 24

  • Henrik Lundqvist gets choked up when asked about former Rangers teammate who just got traded

    USA Today "The trade deadline is a good reminder that while the world's best athletes play on the biggest stages and are well compensated, they are humans with relationships and real emotions, too. New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, in a post-game press conference Sunday,..." February 24

  • New York Rangers Trade Mats Zuccarello To Dallas Stars

    Last Word On Hockey "So the rumours are true, the New York Rangers have agreed to trade Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a second round pick and a third round pick. The second round pick is in 2019 and the 3rd is in 2020. The second will become a first if Dallas wins two rounds of the playoffs,..." February 24

  • NJ Devils trade Ben Lovejoy to Stars for Connor Carrick

    North Jersey "Ben Lovejoy is off to the Dallas Stars.  The Devils traded the veteran defenseman for 24-year-old defenseman Connor Carrick and a third-round draft pick on Saturday morning. Lovejoy is in the final season of a three-year, $8 million deal he signed with New Jersey after winning..." February 23

  • Joel Hanley Signs Two-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the league prepares for Monday’s trade deadline, the Dallas Stars aren’t forgetting their other contract negotiations. Today the team has signed minor league defenseman Joel Hanley to a two-year two-way extension. Hanley was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at..." February 20

  • Report: Stars have checked in on Zuccarello

    The Score "The Dallas Stars may be looking to bolster their forward depth. Dallas has checked in on New York Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Zuccarello is one of the top potential rental candidates ahead of..." February 19

  • Stars approach trade deadline with fascinating future

    Pro Hockey Talk "As the smoke cleared for the Dallas Stars (after streaming from CEO Jim Lites’ ears),the team has been riding great goaltending and Tyler Seguin’s brilliant work to maintain the playoff spot they were struggling to keep before that on-the-record meltdown. While..." February 15

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • How GM Jim Nill is responsible for the key fix to the lineup that got the Stars on track

    Dallas Morning News "Across the last three weeks, each Stars practice or morning skate has lacked suspense. There was no more line-juggling to watch or no seventh defenseman to wonder about, and instead coach Jim Montgomery settled into a consistent mix of players. It's been something that's been..." February 11

  • Stars' Tyler Pitlick out at least eight weeks following surgery

    Yardbarker "The Dallas Stars will be without forward Tyler Pitlick for quite some time after he underwent surgery on his left wrist. Team reporter Mark Stepneski tweets that Pitlick’s status will be re-evaluated in eight weeks. Pitlick, 27, is no stranger to major injuries with several..." February 05

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Dallas Stars owner on state of franchise: ‘Am I frustrated? Yes. Am I pissed off? No.’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The owner of the Dallas Stars anticipates that his team will be active in the NHL’s trade market in search of a scorer, but he does not agree with his head coach that his franchise exists in a culture of mediocrity. A lot of attention was paid to Stars’..." January 30

  • Penguins, Stars reverse last year’s Jamie Oleksiak deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Dec. 19, 2017, the Pittsburgh Penguins sent a conditional 2019 fourth-round draft pick to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Jamie Oleksiak in an effort to strengthen what was at the time a very shorthanded defense. It was not a trade that moved mountains or shook the NHL to its..." January 28

  • Stars to host Predators in 2020 Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl

    Sporting News "The Stars will be taking on the Predators in the 2020 Winter Classic, the NHL announced Friday. The location is the furthest south the Winter Classic has taken place. It marks the first time the Stars have hosted the event, which began in 2008. " January 25

  • Dallas Stars “Dangling” Mattias Janmark In Trade Talks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars have climbed back into playoff contention after a troubling start to the season, and will likely be one of the bubble teams looking to secure their spot by adding talent at the trade deadline. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet writes in his latest 31 Thoughts column that..." January 24

  • Five Trade Targets Dallas Should Consider

    Defending Big D "Earlier last week, fans saw Devin Shore traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for the speedy winger Andrew Cogliano. With the trade deadline on February 25 looming and the Starstrying to maintain their current playoff position, trade talks are beginning to pick up...." January 23

  • Montgomery, Quinn maintain bond with former college players in NHL "Jim Montgomery had plenty of free time on New Year's Day. His family was away for his son's hockey tournament, so the Dallas Stars' first-year coach did something almost unheard of in the NHL. He texted New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher, who was in town for a game..." January 19

  • Radulov says he was benched vs. Kings, but agrees with decision

    The Score "Dallas Stars forward Alexander Radulov was benched during the latter half of the first period in Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Kings, and he agrees with the move. "I got benched," Radulov said after the 2-1 defeat, according to the Dallas Morning..." January 18

  • 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