Dallas Stars 2020 First-Round Playoff Preview

Dallas Stars 2020 First-Round Playoff Preview

August 10th, 2020 After an exciting play-in round with plenty of upsets and round-robin games to re-seed the top four, we are finally ready for the first round of the 2020 playoffs. The Dallas Stars went 1-2 in the round robin, losing to the Vegas Golden Knights (after leading 3-1) and the Colorado Avalanche, but...
4 Takeaways from Stars' Second Round-Robin Game

4 Takeaways from Stars' Second Round-Robin Game

August 6th, 2020 The Dallas Stars were completely outplayed in their second round-robin game against the Colorado Avalanche in the 2020 Playoffs. The Avalanche won 4-0 Avalanche, but it could have been double digits. The Stars failed to convert offensively and defensively, weren’t nearly good enough. They...

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July 15th, 2020
Previews and Predictions

It has been so long since hockey was played that it's worth remembering the Dallas Stars' 2019-20 season. It was a bit of a rollercoaster that saw a coaching change, a stingy defense paired with a lack of scoring, and ended with a six-game losing streak (0-4-2) when the pandemic prematurely ended the regular season. The Stars finished third in the competitive Central Division, but thanks to a playoff format based on points percentage, they are the 4th seed in the west and avoided the play-in series. They will play the other top teams in the west in a round-robin, with the potential of moving up the seeding. If this was a traditional year, the Stars would face the 2nd seed Colorado Avalanche and have to "win" the Central before moving on to the Western Conference Final. Winning the Cup is never easy, but this is a favorable scenario for the Stars. It is fantastic to see videos from practice...
July 12th, 2020
Vancouver Canucks

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is lots of information out there as it pertains to the Montreal Canadiens, more specifically Max Domi and Karl Alzner. Mike Green has opted out from the Edmonton Oilers camp, as has Sven Baertschi from the Vancouver Canucks. Romak Polak makes an expected decision in Dallas and there is talk about the Maple Leafs plans for a flat salary cap. Domi To Wait, Alzner Opts Out The Montreal Canadiens have announced that forward Max Domi has decided to wait 7-10 days before making a decision on whether he intends to return to the team for Phase 3. With players now starting to notify teams of their intentions not to return, Domi was a player already under a microscope because of his Type-1 Diabetes. Contracting the virus would put him more at risk. Max Domi, Montreal Canadiens (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) The team released a statement: Considering Max’s health condition (Type 1 diabetes), both parties have agreed to take this...
July 10th, 2020
Vegas Golden Knights

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the Dallas Stars are making front office changes, while the NHL changes rules about performance bonuses. There is news about ELC contracts being signed and those players being allowed to participate in training camp and there is buzz that the NHL is watching the Golden Knights ensuring they don't take advantage of being exempt from the expansion draft. Finally, what would a team need to send to Buffalo to pry Jack Eichel loose? One scribe provides a few scenarios. Stars Change Management Team According to Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas News, Brad Alberts will soon be installed as CEO and Team President of the Dallas Stars, replacing Jim but Lites who will transition to a chairman role. Per the team release on NHL.com, his new title will be Chairman of the Dallas Stars and Managing Director of Northland Properties Corporation, US Division. Based on the move, it sounds like Lites is staying with the organization, just moving away...
July 4th, 2020
Stars History

The 4th of July is usually reserved for fireworks in the sky in the United States. However, there have been plenty of fireworks in the form of big trades and free-agent signings on this date throughout National Hockey League history. A Swap of Hall of Famers On July 4, 1994, the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues traded a pair of veteran defensemen who would both find their way to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Flames traded Al MacInnis and a fourth-round draft pick to the Blues for Phil Housley and a pair of second-round draft picks. MacInnis, a veteran of 13 NHL seasons, was the Flames’ all-time lead scoring at the time of the trade. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy, for being the most valuable player of the playoffs when Calgary won the Stanley Cup in 1989. He played another 10 seasons with the Blues and won the Norris Trophy, for being voted the best defenseman in the league, following the 1998-99 season. MacInnis played 10 seasons with the Blues. (Photo by Bruce...

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Green to Black: Stars Graphic History, 1967-93

  Hockey fans know that North Stars owner Norm Green earned his infamy by moving the franchise from puck-loving Minnesota to Texas, where high school football draws more interest than the NHL. Fewer know that Green had already flipped the team’s cherished “N” logo over the glass... August 9th, 2017