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  • Corey Perry primed to help power Stars' bid for Stanley Cup "Corey Perry's belief the Dallas Stars can win the Stanley Cup was the deciding factor that led him to sign a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Stars on July 1. "I just want to win," the 34-year-old forward said after he and Stars goalie Ben Bishop took batting..." July 18

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Stars hope Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry are missing pieces to Stanley Cup title "The Dallas Stars hope forwards Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry are the missing ingredients to help them win the Stanley Cup after coming within one goal of reaching the Western Conference Final last season. Pavelski (three-year contract) and Perry (one-year contract) signed with the..." July 13

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Joe Pavelski on free agency process, January return to San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been 10 days since Joe Pavelski signed with the Dallas Stars, officially ending his 13-season tenure with the San Jose Sharks. Some days that reality has hit him, while there are times where it still doesn’t seem real. In two months time, when NHL training camps open..." July 11

  • Stars Re-Sign Jason Dickinson To 2-Year, $1.5M AAV Contract

    Defending Big D "Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill can basically check off his last major “to do” item of the summer. The club announced that they have re-signed Jason Dickinson to a two year contract that carries a $1.5 million average annual cap hit. To be honest, it’s lower..." July 11

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Stars sign defenseman Dillon Heatherington to 1-year, 2-way contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Dillon Heatherington to a one-year, two-way contract. Heatherington, 24, skated in five NHL regular-season games for the Dallas Stars during the 2018-19 campaign and collected..." July 09

  • Gavin Bayreuther Re-Signs With Dallas Stars

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars have to be happy about taking a waiver on a little-known college free agent out of St. Lawrence University two years ago. Gavin Bayreuther has proven to be a more than capable pro, successfully translating his game from NCAA level. After back-to-back strong AHL..." July 08

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Marc Methot Considering Retirement

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Veteran defenseman Marc Methot had a tough go of it in Dallas, playing in a combined 45 games over the last two seasons with the team. Battling lingering injury issues in his left knee, Methot has been sidelined for most of the past two years and hit the free agent market this summer..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Can Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry be missing pieces for Stars?

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a lot of ways it’s pretty remarkable that the Dallas Stars were a double overtime, Game 7 loss (to the eventual Stanley Cup champions) from reaching the Western Conference Final. In early December the organization looked to be a dysfunctional mess after the team’s CEO..." July 02

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Jim Nill shares factors that played into Stars' 'tough decision' to let Mats Zuccarello walk in free agency

    Dallas Morning News "The Mats Zuccarello era in Dallas is over. The trade deadline acquisition and instant fan favorite signed a five-year contract with Minnesota on Monday worth $6 million annually, ending his brief time as a Star and allowing the team to hold onto its first-round pick in next year's..." July 02

  • Stars Re-Sign Landon Bow

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Stars have retained some goaltending depth, announcing the re-signing of Landon Bow to a one-year, two-way contract.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. " July 01

  • Stars sign defenseman Reece Scarlett to 1-year, 2-way contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Reece Scarlett to a one-year, two-way contract. Scarlett, 26, skated in one American Hockey League (AHL) contest with the Texas Stars in 2018-19, suffering a season-ending knee injury on Oct. 5...." July 01

  • Dallas Stars become legitimate Stanley Cup contenders with signings of Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry and Andrej Sekera

    The Sports Daily "The Dallas Stars opened up their wallet on Monday during the first day of National Hockey League free agency, and in the process could just be a Stanley Cup contender. They signed Joe Pavelski from the San Jose Sharks to a three year deal worth $21 million, Corey Perry from the Anaheim Ducks to..." July 01

  • Wild add offense by signing Zuccarello, but the long-term issues remain in Minnesota

    The Hockey News "Minnesota inking Mats Zuccarello to a five-year contract worth an average of $6 million per year seems good in a vacuum, but it also speaks to the larger problem with the Wild. This team is not good enough to seriously compete in the Central Division, but the chances of a rebuild have been..." July 01

  • Report: Brett Ritchie to sign with Bruins

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Another cheap contract to a fourth liner on this Deadline Day. Didn’t get great reactions from his days with the Stars but we’l see how he fits into the organization. Does this move make sense? " July 01

  • Andrej Sekera lands deal in Dallas

    CBS Sports "Sekera penned a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Stars on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Sekera was bought out by the Oilers on Sunday, but didn't take long to find a new home. The blueliner -- who appeared in just 24 games last season due to injury --..." July 01

  • Maple Leafs Expected To Sign Jason Spezza

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Maple Leafs are expected to sign center Jason Spezza to a one-year contract later today, reports TSN’s Bob McKenzie (Twitter link).  In a follow-up tweet, McKenzie notes that the deal is expected to be worth the league minimum $700K salary or very close to it. The..." July 01

  • Stars hire John Stevens as assistant coach " Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has appointed John Stevens as Assistant Coach. Stevens joins Head Coach Jim Montgomery's staff that includes Assistant Coaches Rick Bowness and Todd Nelson, Goaltending Coach Jeff Reese, Video Coach Kelly Forbes, and..." July 01

  • Wild Expected To Sign Mats Zuccarello And Ryan Hartman

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It appears Minnesota’s forward group is going to look a bit different next season.  Michael Russo of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that the Wild will sign winger Mats Zuccarelloto a five-year deal and Ryan Hartman to a two-year contract when free agency..." July 01

  • Stars Expected To Sign Corey Perry

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It appears as if Joe Pavelski won’t be the only veteran heading to Dallas.  TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports (Twitter link) that winger Corey Perry will sign a one-year deal with the Stars.  The deal will carry a $1.5MM base salary and will also contain..." June 30

  • Report: Joe Pavelski Will Sign With Dallas Stars

    Last Word On Hockey "The Dallas Stars have agreed to sign free agent centre Joe Pavelski to a 3-year contract worth around $21 million, or $7 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2021-22 season. Over his 13-year NHL career, Pavelski has played exclusively for..." June 30

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Stars place Valeri Nichushkin on waivers, plan to buy him out

    Sportsnet "Valeri Nichushkin‘s second stint with the Dallas Stars appears to have come to an end. The club is placing the 24-year-old on waivers with the intent to buy out the final year remaining on his two-year, $5.9-million contract, Fox Sports Midwest’s Andy Strickland reported..." June 29

  • Jake Oettinger embracing 'healthy' competition with Stars "The long history of the Dallas Stars has revealed that having a nice minor-league goalie battle can actually be a really good thing. Marty Turco and Manny Fernandez butted heads back in 1999, and both went on to successful NHL careers. Same goes for Mike Smith and Dan Ellis circa..." June 28

  • Joe Pavelski visits with Stars, Lightning "Joe Pavelski visited the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, The Athletic reported. Pavelski, a 34-year-old forward who is San Jose Sharks captain, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Players have been able to meet with other teams since..." June 28

  • Mats Zuccarello eyeing 5-year deal

    The Score "Mats Zuccarello is apparently aiming to sign a long-term contract. The pending unrestricted free agent is looking for a five-year pact, The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reported Thursday. Zuccarello produced 11 points in 13 playoff games with the Dallas Stars this spring...." June 28

  • Dallas Stars sign defenseman Taylor Fedun to two-year, two-way contract

    Sports Day "The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract with defenseman Taylor Fedun. Earlier this season, the Professional Hockey Writers Association nominated Fedun for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to the player who best demonstrates..." June 27

  • Mats Zuccarello would be a great Plan B for the Colorado Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "As of this past Monday, NHL teams have been given permission to speak with players who are set to become unrestricted free agents on July 1st. While, we all know the big plan for Joe Sakic and the Avs is to throw a ton of money at Artemi Panarin. The 27-year-old winger is the big fish on the..." June 26

  • Ryan Hartman doesn't know Flyers traded him to Stars, mom says

    Sporting News "Does Ryan Hartman know he's been traded? The Flyers sent the forward to the Stars in exchange for Tyler Pitlick on Monday, but there's one problem - Hartman probably is in the dark about the trade. Hartman announced over the weekend he was going "off the..." June 26

  • NHL rumors: Sharks' Joe Pavelski could meet with Stars, Lightning this week

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks' efforts to keep all of their free agents got harder this weekend when the NHL set next season's salary cap at $81.5 million, giving the team just under $15 million in salary-cap space with Joe Pavelski and Timo Meier, among others, set to hit unrestricted or..." June 24

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Mats Zuccarello to explore free agency, Stars GM says "Mats Zuccarello will not sign a contract with the Dallas Stars prior to the start of NHL free agency on July 1, general manager Jim Nill told the Stars website on Friday. The forward, who can become an unrestricted free agent, is allowed to talk to other teams beginning Sunday, and..." June 22

  • Stars draft Thomas Harley 18th overall

    The Score "The Dallas Stars bolstered their blue-line depth at the 2019 NHL Draft, selecting defenseman Thomas Harley with the 18th overall pick. Thomas Harley Position: Defense Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 192 lbs Age: 17 Club: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Jay Bouwmeester finally won the Stanley Cup. Who are the other notable veterans seeking their first?

    The Hockey News "It took 764 career regular-season games with three teams for Jay Bouwmeester to finally make the playoffs. At 35, with 75 post-season games under his belt, Bouwmeester can finally call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Bouwmeester sat third in games played by an active player without a..." June 15

  • Dallas To Add John Stevens To Coaching Staff

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Dallas Stars and head coach Jim Montgomery are making a major addition, and free agency hasn’t even started. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Dallas is set to hire former Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Stevens as..." June 12

  • Stars Re-Sign Mattias Janmark To 1-Year Contract Extension With $2.3 Million Cap Hit

    Defending Big D "On the heels of signing pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Roman Polak earlier today, the Dallas Stars announced another signing. Restricted free agent-to-be forward Mattias Janmark received a one-year contract extension worth $2.3 million towards the cap this coming..." June 06

  • Stars sign defenceman Roman Polak to one-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have signed defenceman Roman Polak to a one-year contract extension worth $1.75 million, the team announced Thursday. Polak played 77 games for the Stars during the regular season, registering a goal and nine points, while adding an assist in 13..." June 06

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30