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The Dallas Stars were founded during the 1967 NHL Expansion as the Minnesota North Stars. In 1978, the team merged with the Cleveland Barons due to financial struggles in a move that proved successful as they reached two Stanley Cup Finals. However, between the 1992-93 and 1993-94 seasons, the team relocated to Dallas to become the Stars after years of attendance issues. Following the move, the Stars found success and won the 1999 Stanley Cup in their sixth season in Dallas. They followed that up with Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2000.

Today in Hockey History: Nov. 24

This date in National Hockey League history was very eventful in both Detroit and Philadelphia. In addition, a pair of Hall of Famers hung up their skates, an all-time great goaltender had multiple memories, and there was the very rare brother versus brother goal scored. So, let’s begin our daily journey back in time to relive all the best moments Nov. 24 has given us. Memories in Motown This has been a huge date in the history of Detroit hockey. In fact, you could argue that it is the most important date because, on Nov. 24, 1926, the franchise found…

8 NHLers Thriving With Their New Teams

We’ve just passed the one-month mark of the NHL season. It may be too early to say which offseason moves have been busts or successes, but some are off to better starts than others. In a two-part miniseries, let’s look at trade and free-agent signings that are helping or hurting their teams to begin 2023-24. First up, the ones that are thriving.   Matt Duchene It was a bit surprising when the Nashville Predators announced they were buying out Matt Duchene this past summer. But it didn’t take long for him to get scooped up, as the Dallas Stars signed him to…

Today in Hockey History: Nov. 14

This date in NHL history saw a son join his father in the 1,000-point club. There were also plenty of offensive milestones reached while a handful of goaltenders did their thing between the pipes. In addition to being a memorable date in Vancouver, the youngest coach in NHL history was hired. The THW time machine is warmed up and ready to take us back through the years to relive all the best from this date. Hull Makes History Brett Hull scored two goals and added an assist on Nov. 14, 1998, to lead the way in the Dallas Stars’ 3-1…

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What year were the Dallas Stars founded?

The Dallas Stars were founded during the 1967 NHL Expansion as the Minnesota North Stars.

When did the Dallas Stars play their first game?

They played their first game (as the Minnesota North Stars) on Oct. 11, 1967, against the St. Louis Blues. It ended in a 2-2 tie.

Who is the current head coach of the Dallas Stars?

Pete DeBoer is the current head coach for the Dallas Stars.