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Stars Draft Options & Jim Nill's History

Stars Draft Options & Jim Nill's History

June 13th, 2018 Jim Nill has been manning the Dallas Stars' war room since he joined the team in April of 2013. As the city of Dallas prepares to host the 2018 NHL Draft on June 22-23, Nill is preparing for his sixth draft with the hosting Stars. The Stars own the No. 13 pick in the first round, and based on...
Val Nichushkin Rejoins the Stars

Val Nichushkin Rejoins the Stars

June 9th, 2018 Reports out of Russia have confirmed that Valeri Nichushkin has re-signed with the Dallas Stars, returning to North American ice for the first time since the 2015-16 season. The two-year deal is expected to be announced on July 1. https://twitter.com/galkevich32/status/1005072184430223360 The...

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March 2nd, 2018
Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill didn't make a single move at the NHL trade deadline. In two games since the February 26 deadline, the team has proven the GM right. On Tuesday, a focused Calgary Flames club rode into Dallas on a two-game win streak and trailing the Stars by a single point in the Western Conference wild card race. Ben Bishop was superb in net for the Stars that night, covering for their numerous defensive miscues in a 38-save, 2-0 shutout. Afterward, coach Ken Hitchcock didn't hold back in his assessment of the Stars' play. “What did we give up, 30 scoring chances? I find it really pisses me off," Hitchcock said. "Ben (Bishop) was great and did an outstanding job. He held us together and it's two points and we’ve got to move ahead quickly. We need a lot better play from a lot more people...We have to seriously look at the way we’re playing our lines to get better because it’s not working. We’ve got 24 hours to get ready for one of the best teams,...
March 1st, 2018
Stars Management

Monday's NHL Trade Deadline came and went quietly for the Dallas Stars. The lack of activity left some Stars fans puzzled, but make no mistake, general manager Jim Nill feels the pieces are already in place for a deep playoff run. He's counting on the old sports adage, "Sometimes the best trades are the ones you don't make." "I like our dressing room," Nill said on Monday, as reported by Dallas News Staff Writer Mike Heika. "My message is, 'I like where we're at, and I like our chemistry, so now it's up to the guys in the dressing room to get the job done.'" The vote of confidence could be the spark the team needs. Despite their recent struggles (2-4 in their last six games heading into Tuesday night), the Stars are firmly in the playoff hunt with 20 games left on the regular season schedule. They are three points behind the Minnesota Wild for third place in the Central Division, but also only three points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche who were sitting outside of a playoff...
February 27th, 2018
Dallas Stars

The NHL trade deadline passed without the Dallas Stars making a push to acquire secondary scoring options. For a brief few days, the Stars sat in third place in the Central Division. After losing three of their last four games, they’ve dropped back to the No. 1 Wild Card slot in the Western Conference. With other teams in the hunt like the San Jose Sharks making moves to deepen their scoring, Dallas general manager Jim Nill once again sat idle at the deadline.  The Minnesota Wild, who Dallas plays twice in the season’s final five games, are three points clear of the Stars in the Central. Dallas is one point ahead of the Anaheim Ducks and two points in front of its division rival, the St. Louis Blues. There are many teams vying for two Wild Card positions as the NHL enters the final fourth of its season. Dallas had a chance to bolster its odds by shopping for a reliable offensive threat but elected to ride with its current roster. Still, the Stars have a reasonable shot at...
February 19th, 2018
Dallas Stars

Friday’s 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues brought the Dallas Stars elation, a sigh of relief, and an important move up the Western Conference's crowded ladder. Joy from the momentous victory was quickly washed away, though, in a 5-2 lopsided loss to the Sharks on Sunday. Dallas still sits ahead of St. Louis for third place in the Central Division — but only by way of having one game in hand. The Stars have now dropped two of their last three games, and they’ve been outscored 11-2 in those matchups. Vancouver blasted the Stars in Dallas, 6-0, last Sunday. One week later, a Sharks squad playing without its longtime leader, Joe Thornton, jumped all over Ken Hitchcock’s team in San Jose. The two defeats have exposed some of the Stars’ weaknesses — deficiencies they’ll have to shore up if they hope to remain planted in a competitive playoff picture. Allowing the First Goal Dallas has struggled to get going early in games recently. Both the Canucks and the Sharks buried...

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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