Today in Hockey History: Oct. 14

Today in Hockey History: Oct. 14

October 14th, 2020 Oct. 14 is a very important date in National Hockey League history as its greatest player lit the lamp for the very first time. Also, three expansion teams found the win column for the first time and plenty of personal milestones were reached by both players and coaches. A Great Day for...
Stars Add 4 Skilled Players on Day 2 of 2020 NHL Draft

Stars Add 4 Skilled Players on Day 2 of 2020 NHL Draft

October 10th, 2020 After selecting forward Mavrik Bourque with their first-round selection at the 2020 NHL Draft, the Dallas Stars had four remaining picks during the second day (rounds 2-7). Related: Stars Elated Bourque Falls to Them at Pick 30 They did have to wait a while to make their second selection...
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October 5th, 2020
Editor's Choice

To say it was a wild ride would be an understatement when describing the Dallas Stars recently completed 2020 post-season. I feel fairly confident in saying that because as a writer who normally covers the New Jersey Devils for The Hockey Writers, I jumped in to covering the Stars for the playoffs to help the team out/our lack of Dallas writers at the time. One of our editors had posted in one of our Slack channels that THW was looking for a few writers to pick up some slack on the teams participating in the postseason that we had light coverage on. True story: I almost chose to cover the Calgary Flames, Dallas’ opponent in the opening round. Whew! Jamie Benn captained the Dallas Stars to their first Cup Final since 2000. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Myself along with one of our San Jose Sharks writers - Victor Nuño, who I didn’t know prior to August, tag-teamed the coverage for the past two months and although I would never speak for anyone else, I think he...
October 5th, 2020
Stars History

Oct. 5 is remembered for a lot of firsts in National Hockey League history. There plenty of first goals by future hockey legends, first games by franchises playing in new cities and even the first-ever shootout. Plus, a pair of Hockey Hall of Famers are born on the same day in the same city. History Made in ‘83 The second night of the 1983-84 season, on Oct. 5, 1983, turned out to be a pretty historic evening. Wayne Gretzky scored a goal and picked up an assist in the Edmonton Oilers’ 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. This began his record-setting 51-game point streak. He went on to score at least one point in every game until Jan. 28, 1984. Gretzky started a historic streak on this date (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets opened their seasons with a crazy 6-6 tie at the old Winnipeg Arena. Steve Yzerman scored his first career NHL goal, late in the first period, to give the Red Wings a 3-1 lead. Eddie...
October 2nd, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news the Dallas Stars would like to extend goaltender Anton Khudobin. What would that deal look like? Meanwhile, are the Boston Bruins gauging the market on netminder Tuukka Rask? Will the Columbus Blue Jackets be one of the busier teams and could the New Jersey Devils make some major trades at the NHL Draft? Dallas Stars Looking to Re-Sign Khudobin As per The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill has told goaltender Anton Khudobin and his agent Kent Hughes that he's interested in re-signing the netminder. Apparently, there is interest from the player to stay versus test free agency. Anton Khudobin, Dallas Stars (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Any deal could be worth around $3.75 million to $4 million per year. Does this mean the Stars will look to move Ben Bishop? It doesn't sound like it. LeBrun writes: If the Stars are able to re-sign Khudobin some have wondered if they would then turn around and try to...
October 1st, 2020
Stars History

From being passed over in multiple drafts to becoming the captain of the NHL's most storied team and winning three Stanley Cups, Mike Keane is one of the best and most successful undrafted NHL players of all time. Keane — who is one of only 11 players in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup with three different teams — found success and that trio of Cup victories thanks to his incomparable work ethic, dogged determination, and simple desire to "play as many games as I can." Keane's Humble Winnipeg Roots Perhaps Keane got his grit and gutsiness from his prairie hometown of Winnipeg, an isolated and insular place that can test a person's resolve, especially in the brutal winters. Keane began his hockey career in humble digs, playing out of Sir John Franklin Community Centre, a modest rink only a few minutes away from the author's current and childhood homes. Framed pictures of Keane still hang proudly in the River Heights community hub. Keane found success with the Moose...

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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