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  • 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

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Although early, this problem is back for the Dallas Stars this season: 'It just can't happen anymore'

    Dallas Morning News "For some Stars, they are reliving a nightmare with the same monster. It's a scenario they have acted out across the last two seasons, when Dallas has missed the playoffs, and one they hope can end this season under new coach Jim Montgomery. It's one that has haunted Dallas away from..." October 17

  • Stars’ Carrick grateful for clean slate after trade from Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet ""That’s a really difficult question," Connor Carrick says. And then he spends more than three minutes working through his answer. With Carrick still getting adjusted to life in Dallas and about to face the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time since being traded here..." October 09

  • Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin could make his season debut against Toronto

    Dallas Morning News "Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin could make his season debut as early as Tuesday night against the Maple Leafs, coach Jim Montgomery said after practice Monday morning. Nichushkin has not played in a game since an exhibition in Colorado on Sept. 26 due to a lower-body injury. He..." October 09

  • Matthews, Toews, Bishop named NHL's 3 stars of opening week "Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 7.   FIRST STAR - AUSTON MATTHEWS, C, TORONTO MAPLE..." October 08

  • Stars goalie Ben Bishop reportedly gets edge from extra time with the tape

    Yardbarker "While Ben Bishop has fared well, when healthy, for the Dallas Stars, there are many reasons for that. One reason is his dedication to watching film. According to The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro (subscription required), Bishop has been watching film every day before games for the..." October 07

  • Sabres claim forward Remi Elie on waivers from Dallas

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres added to their organizational depth at forward Tuesday, claiming former second-round pick Remi Elie on waivers from the Dallas Stars. Elie is signed on a two-way deal for this season with a cap hit of $735,000. Elie, 23, is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound left winger who..." October 02

  • Maple Leafs trade Carrick to Stars, waive veterans McElhinney, Pickard

    Sporting News "Connor Carrick proved to be the odd-man out on the Maple Leafs' defense corps, and, as such, he will not play in Toronto this season. Not for the Maple Leafs, and not even for the Marlies. The Leafs dealt the 24 year-old Carrick to the Dallas Stars Monday in exchange for a 2019..." October 01

  • How the Stars' preseason finale offered a 'great way' to evaluate their roster's fringes

    Dallas Morning News "Forty-four hours after the Stars' preseason-ending 6-5 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday, Dallas will have its team. Its roster will have 23 names, entrusted with returning the Stars to the postseason. They'll be asked to begin the Jim Montgomery era Thursday night against..." October 01

  • To get the Stars back in the playoffs, Jim Montgomery wants to invite more scorers to the party

    Dallas Morning News "When the Dallas Stars’ season ended prematurely nearly six months ago -- void of another postseason appearance and preceding another coaching change -- their roster construction was flawed and evident. On some nights, the heft of stars like Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn was enough to carry..." September 28

  • Spezza wants to be more than ‘good locker room guy’ for Stars

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jason Spezza is unlikely to play like a $7.5 million guy for the Dallas Stars this season, but it’s tough to imagine things getting worse than they did last season. Spezza mixed with Ken Hitchcock about as well as wolves get along with sheep in 2017-18, seeing his ice time..." September 23

  • Tough season behind him, Jason Spezza looks forward with 'fire in belly' "Jason Spezza is ready to go. The veteran center has been in Frisco for weeks and can't wait for training camp to start Friday at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. There's good reason for that. Spezza is coming off the worst season of his 15-year NHL..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • After a Nightmare Season, Jason Spezza Expects His Team to Rebound under Jim Montgomery

    Defending Big D "On the cusp of their first preseason game of the 2018-19 season, The Dallas Stars are oozing positive vibes. A new coach, a new rookie phenom, and a new Tyler Seguin contract all undergird a firestorm of anticipation for this year, which will almost certainly not end up being disappointing like..." September 21

  • Stars sign 1st-round pick Dellandrea to entry-level deal

    The Score "The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with forward Ty Dellandrea, the team announced Wednesday. The Stars selected Dellandrea with the 13th overall pick in last year's draft. Dellandrea has spent the past two..." September 19

  • Dallas Stars Sign Ben Gleason To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Dallas Stars fans may be waiting on a very different piece of news, but for the meantime they’ll have to deal with another new prospect. Defenseman Ben Gleason has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Stars after standing out at the recent prospect..." September 13

  • Stars sign Tyler Seguin to 8-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have signed centre Tyler Seguin to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $9.85 million, the team announced in an inventive Twitter post on Thursday. September 13

  • Tyler Seguin, Stars closing on extension

    TSN "After opening contract talks last week, the Dallas Stars appear to be closing on an extension for centre Tyler Seguin. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, there's still work to be done, but sources indicate a deal is getting close. September 12

  • What will Tyler Seguin’s next contract look like?

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’re a Dallas Stars fan, you probably loved reading yesterday’s story about how the team and Tyler Seguin have begun talking about a contract extension. Just a few weeks ago, Seguin expressed his disappointment in the fact that the two sides weren’t..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Stars' Tyler Seguin hopes to sign extension before season as talks pick up

    The Score "Tyler Seguin appears to be getting closer to a contract extension with the Dallas Stars. After it was reported Wednesday that Seguin and the Stars engaged in "more significant" contract discussions over the weekend, the center said talks have picked up..." September 06

  • Tyler Seguin talks start up in Dallas

    Yardbarker "While the Winnipeg Jets have locked up one of the premiere 2019 UFA forwards by signing Blake Wheeler to a five-year extension, talks have started up in Dallas again regarding Tyler Seguin. John Shannon of Sportsnet reports that the Stars and Seguin’s camp spoke about an..." September 04

  • Bruins may not consider a reunion with Tyler Seguin

    Boston Herald "Clearly, Tyler Seguin is disappointed he has not been signed to a long-term, megabucks deal. Meeting with reporters in Toronto last week, Seguin said it again and again. Disappointing is understandable. What it isn’t is surprising. That next step up Seguin is set to take in the..." September 02

  • Panarin to Stars? Unlikely, but it would be glorious fun

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes it’s enjoyable to boil your favorite things down to their most basic components, channeling what made you fall in love with that hobby in the first place. Such thinking probably explains part of the reason why arcade-style sports games can be so fun. Instead of aiming..." September 02

  • Tyler Seguin ‘disappointed’ in lack of contract talks with Stars

    Sportsnet "Tyler Seguin just pushed the ball into general manager Jim Nill’s court. The Dallas Stars‘ top centre said multiple times Tuesday that he feels “disappointed” that serious negotiations have not begun towards a long-term extension in..." August 28

  • Dallas believes Miro Heiskanen will be an 'impact defenseman'

    Yardbarker "While many people are talking about the impact that rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will make on the Buffalo Sabres, many are forgetting that the Dallas Stars have an impact defenseman of their own entering the league this year in Miro Heiskanen. The third-overall pick from the 2017 draft..." August 26

  • Stars unlikely to reach agreement with Tyler Seguin before start of season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While negotiations continue between Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars, there has been no progress when it comes to locking up the Stars’ star forward to a long-term deal. In fact, in a mailbag edition in The Athletic (subscription required), Sean Shapiro writes that it is unlikely the..." August 25

  • Klingberg fired up after meeting with new Stars coach in Sweden "It's a 5,000-mile journey from Dallas to Gothenburg, Sweden, the offseason home of John Klingberg. For new Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery, it was a trip well worth taking. Not wanting to wait until training camp to meet with the Dallas defenseman, Montgomery..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20