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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Dillon Heatherington Re-Signs With Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After helping the Texas Stars to the Calder Cup Finals and making his NHL debut, Dillon Heatherington has re-signed with the Dallas Stars. The 23-year old defenseman wan’t eligible to file for arbitration and has instead signed a one-year two-way contract. " July 16

  • Point, Oettinger give Stars bright future at goaltender "Colton Point and Jake Oettinger give the Dallas Stars hope for a bright future at goaltender. On July 1 Point, selected by Dallas in the fifth round (No. 128) of the 2016 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract rather than return to Colgate University for his junior..." July 16

  • Stars sign Shore to 2-year, $4.6M contract

    Last Word On Hockey "The Dallas Stars have re-signed restricted free agent center Devin Shore to a two-year deal worth $4.6 million or $2.3 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. Shore has spent his entire three-year career with the Stars. He has 24 career..." July 14

  • Dellandrea healthy, eager to reward Stars for first-round selection "Ty Dellandrea prides himself on being "a 200-foot player." He made that point crystal clear within minutes of being selected in the first round (No. 13) by the Dallas Stars at the 2018 NHL Draft last month. A participant in their development camp last week, Dellandrea and..." July 12

  • Stars the favourite again for Karlsson

    TSN "Erik Karlsson may not be bound for the Sunshine State after all. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, trade talks between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators "have subsided" and the Dallas Stars are now once again the favourite to land the star..." July 10

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Jason Dickinson Re-Signs With Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars have come to an agreement with one of their restricted free agents, announcing a one-year $875K contract with forward Jason Dickinson. Dickinson was not eligible for salary arbitration, but didn’t need a very long negotiation anyway to come to some common..." July 06

  • Report: Stars emerge as front-runners to land Erik Karlsson

    The Score "The Dallas Stars have emerged as the front-runners to land highly sought-after defenseman Erik Karlsson, sources told Chris Stevenson of The Athletic. News regarding Dallas' keen interest in the two-time Norris Trophy winner comes only one day after the..." July 04

  • LW Remi Elie re-signs with Stars

    Yardbarker "The Dallas Stars have turned their attention to their own restricted free agents and have signed Remi Elie to a one-year, $735K contract. Elie reached free agency for the first time since being selected 40th overall in 2013 and is coming off his first full season with the Stars. The $735K..." July 03

  • Stars Sign Michael Mersch And Joel Hanley

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars continue a busy day with contract for two valued minor league players. The team signed forward Michael Mersch to a two-year, two-way contract and signed defenseman Joel Hanley to a one-year, two-way contract. Salary terms were not disclosed. " July 01

  • Stars Sign Forward Erik Condra

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars continue to make moves as the first day of free agency wears on. The team announced a one-year, two-way deal with two-way forward Erik Condra. No salary terms have yet been disclosed. " July 01

  • Stars sign right wing Valeri Nichushkin to two-year contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year contract that has an annual average value of $2.95-million per year. Nichushkin, 23, spent the last two seasons with CSKA Moscow of the..." July 01

  • Stars sign Comeau to 3-year, $7.2M contract

    The Score "The Dallas Stars have signed Blake Comeau to a three-year, $7.2-million contract, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. " July 01

  • Dallas Stars reach agreement with ex-Bruins goaltender Anton Khudobin

    CBS Sports "Khudobin will sign a contract with the Stars, Darren Dreger of TSN reports. Khudobin fashioned a 16-6-7 record, 2.56 GAA and .913 save percentage in a backup capacity behind Tuukka Rask for the Bruins last season. " July 01

  • Veteran D Polak to sign with Stars

    TSN "Defenceman Roman Polak will land with the Dallas Stars. The 32-year-old Polak spent the past two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and finished last year with two goals and 10 assists in 54 games. " July 01

  • Tavares still hasn't notified teams they're out of the running

    The Score "John Tavares apparently hasn't begun whittling down his list of potential destinations just yet. The superstar's camp has not notified any of the six teams in the hunt either way, and is still deliberating on the decision, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Tavares..." June 30

  • Greg Pateryn Expected To Sign With Minnesota

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the contract can’t be made official until Sunday, Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports (Twitter link) that Minnesota is expected to sign defenseman Greg Pateryn.  He adds that the Rangers had shown interest in signing him as well. After spending the past few..." June 30

  • Tavares meetings conclude with Stars, Lightning "John Tavares and his representatives won't talk to any other teams after meeting in person with the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, The Athletic and Sportsnet reported. Tavares, a 27-year-old center who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, reportedly..." June 27

  • Dallas Stars Sign Reece Scarlett To One-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Reece Scarlett will be staying in Texas, as the Dallas Stars have re-signed the free agent defenseman to a one-year, two-way contract. Scarlett was actually scheduled to become a Group VI unrestricted free agent on July 1st, after failing to get a chance at the NHL level once again in 2017-18...." June 26

  • Report: John Tavares to meet with Sharks, Leafs, Bruins, Lightning, Stars

    The Score "The list of potential destinations for pending unrestricted free agent John Tavares is starting to grow. The New York Islanders captain's camp will meet with the San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins,..." June 25

  • Stars sign defenseman Stephen Johns to three-year contract extension "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Stephen Johns  to a three-year contract extension that has an annual average value of $2.35-million per year. Johns, 26, registered a career-high 15 points (8-7=15) in 75..." June 22

  • Stars' Ty Dellandrea: Goes off draft board at 13

    CBS Sports "Dellandrea was drafted 13th overall by the Stars at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft on Friday. Dellandrea could be a steal. He had a seriously underwhelming 2017-18 with the OHL Flint Firebirds, but exploded for Team Canada at the World Under-18s where he was one of the best Canadians on the..." June 22

  • Dallas Stars Will Not Buy Out Jason Spezza

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After a disappointing season there has been plenty of speculation about how the Dallas Stars will go about changing their roster for next year, but one veteran name won’t be cast aside so quickly. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports that though his name had been mentioned..." June 15

  • Dickinson hopes deep AHL playoff run helps growth to full-time Stars spot "Jason Dickinson and his fellow Dallas Stars prospects will be able to carry their experiences with Texas reaching the Calder Cup Finals with them no matter what happens as they move forward in their hockey careers. Texas plays at Toronto (Toronto Maple Leafs) in Game 6 of the American..." June 12

  • Nichushkin Reaches Two-Year Deal With Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the rumor of his return has been out there for a while, the Dallas Stars and Valeri Nichushkin have agreed to a new two-year contract, according to R-Sport, a Russian news outlet (translation required). The deal cannot become official until July 1 and there is no word on the specifics of..." June 09

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Valeri Nichushkin Expected To Sign With Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Recently, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic (subscription required) reported that Valeri Nichushkin and his agent were confident that a deal would be worked out with the Dallas Stars to allow the 23-year old forward to return to the NHL. After leaving for the KHL two seasons ago,..." June 01

  • Todd Nelson to join Stars' coaching staff

    The Score "Todd Nelson may be making a return to the NHL. The Grand Rapids Griffins head coach and former Edmonton Oilers bench boss appears to be on the verge of joining Jim Montgomery's staff with the Dallas Stars. The Athletic's Sean Shapiro first reported that the Stars..." May 30

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Stars Must Make A Decision On Jason Spezza Soon

    Yardbarker "The Dallas Stars offseason has already been underway for quite some time, but now with a head coach settled in, the team will have some tough decisions ahead of them. One question general manager Jim Nill and head coach Jim Montgomery must make is what to do with declining veteran Jason..." May 19

  • Stars assistant Rick Wilson announces retirement from active coaching "Dallas Stars Assistant Coach Rick Wilson today announced his retirement from active coaching in the National Hockey League (NHL) after 30 seasons. In total, he was behind the bench in various coaching capacities for 2,306 NHL regular-season games, accumulating a record of..." May 18

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • New Stars coach won't change who he is "Jim Montgomery said the best advice he got before accepting an offer to coach the Dallas Stars came from Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. "He said there's a reason that people want you right now, so don't change a thing about how you do things," Montgomery said. "Be who you are...." May 12

  • Six potential destinations for pending UFA Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks could be active in the player market this summer, with projected cap space as high as $20 million if the salary cap rises to the $80-million range. This could put them squarely into the thick of the John Tavares sweepstakes, should the Islanders star test free agency. At the..." May 08

  • Stars introduce Jim Montgomery as new coach

    Sporting News "The Stars are turning to the college ranks to fill their head coaching position. Jim Montgomery, who led Denver to an NCAA championship in 2017, has been named to replace Ken Hitchcock in Dallas, the team announced Friday. The 48-year-old has ties to the organization, having finished his..." May 04

  • Jason Robertson Signs With Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars have signed one of their top prospects, inking Jason Robertson to a three-year entry-level contract. Robertson was eliminated from the OHL playoffs last week when his Kingston Frontenacs were knocked out by the Hamilton Bulldogs. " May 03

  • Jim Montgomery Expected To Be Next Dallas Stars Head Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In a surprise turn of events, Francois Gagnon of RDS is reporting that Jim Montgomery will be named head coach of the Dallas Stars by the end of the week. " May 02

  • Report: Stars have list of 10-15 potential coaching candidates

    The Score "The Dallas Stars are casting a wide net as they look for their next head coach. The club has compiled a list of potential candidates that currently has roughly 10-15 names, with no current front-runner, according to The Athletic's Craig Custance. The list could be trimmed down to..." April 23

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Bill Peters spoke with Stars, but 'all signs' point to Flames

    The Score "Bill Peters is not without options. A day after resigning as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, Peters has been linked to two of the other three vacancies around the league. The Dallas Stars spoke with Peters after seeking permission from the Hurricanes to do so, but TSN's Pierre LeBrun..." April 21

  • Dallas Stars Have Many Options To Replace Head Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s only been 24 hours since Dallas head coach Ken Hitchcock announced his retirement, but what coach might replace him has been a popular topic as multiple names have come up. While the job may not have the flashiness of the New York Rangers opening, the new head coach of the Dallas Stars will..." April 14

  • Stars' Ken Hitchcock retiring from coaching

    ESPN "Veteran Ken Hitchcock, who returned this season for a second stint with the Dallas Stars, is expected to announce his retirement from coaching, a source confirmed to ESPN's Greg Wyshnyski on Friday. Hitchcock, who won the 1999 Stanley Cup with the Stars, will stay with the team in an advisory..." April 13

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Michigan captain Tony Calderone signs with Dallas Stars

    Michigan Live "Michigan leading scorer and senior captain Tony Calderone signed an entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The Trenton native, playing on the team's top line with Cooper Marody and Dexter Dancs, finished fifth in the NCAA with 25 goals this season. He had two goals and two..." April 09

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03