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Methot’s Return Could Spark Surging Stars

Methot’s Return Could Spark Surging Stars

February 18th, 2018 The horn sounded at American Airlines Center on Friday night as fans clad in Victory Green clapped their hands and added to the clamor. The Stars battled their way to their biggest triumph of the season, a 2-1 victory over the visiting Blues. A multiple week effort of chasing the divisional rival...
Top 5 Stars Trade Options

Top 5 Stars Trade Options

February 3rd, 2018 The Christmas break, bye week and all-star break are in the Dallas Stars’ rearview mirror. From their precarious perch in the Western Conference’s first wild card spot, the playoffs are within reach. Could general manager Jim Nill swing a deal to improve the Stars' playoff chances between now...

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November 26th, 2017
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So far, the Dallas Stars 2017-18 season has had a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde kind of feel to it. At home, the Stars have been great, while on the road they transform into a disturbingly bad team. We can only hope the Stars season has a happier ending than the fictional literary classic by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Stars, led by captain Jame Benn, are tied for first in the National Hockey League with nine home wins but are also tied for last in road wins with just three. Combined, the results lead to a 12-10-1 record good for 25 points or right on the bubble of a playoff spot. Changing the Stars Luck on the Road What can the Stars do to make the road feel like home? Maybe pack some Texas brisket from Hard Eight BBQ for their upcoming games in Las Vegas (Tuesday) and Chicago (Thursday)?  Or perhaps visit Wild Bill's Western Store to pick up some extra Cowboy boots for Sin City and the Windy City? How about a road trip for Victor E. Green? No, that won't be necessary....
November 11th, 2017
Long Read

The Dallas Stars had a very long week.  It began last Saturday with a satisfying 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Saturday night's good vibes evaporated quickly, however, thanks to a Central Division nemesis. After allowing the Winnipeg Jets a 3-0 head start for the second time in five days, the Stars lacked the firepower for a comeback Monday night and fell, 4-1, to the visitors. With no game until Friday, the players, coaches, management and fans had all week to ruminate on the club's 8-7-0 start. While ruminating, the Stars wrestled with injuries to Brett Ritchie, Radek Faksa, Tyler Pitlick and Marc Methot, as well as a tight salary cap situation which kept the organization from calling up a replacement player until Friday morning. By 7:30 Friday night, the team was ready to unleash a weeks' worth of pent-up aggression. Enter the seemingly-unaware New York Islanders. The visitors were taken aback by John Klingberg's goal 92 seconds into the game and the Stars never gave...
November 4th, 2017
Dallas Stars

Nobody said the Dallas Stars' road to the Stanley Cup would be straight and level...or even paved, for that matter. The Stars returned home very early Friday morning, following a less-than-successful five-game road trip. Though a 2-3-0 record kept the trip out of the 'complete disaster' category, bookending it with losses to division rivals Colorado and Winnipeg was not good. The most troubling aspect of the Stars' 5-2 loss to the Jets Thursday night was the near-total lack of preparedness to start the game. The hosts took full advantage of their seemingly-confused visitors, scoring three goals (two of which came on power plays) in a four minute span of the first period to put the game out of reach early. Coach Ken Hitchcock addressed the issue after the game. "We just had too many passengers today," the coach said. "We were constantly grabbing guys to see if we could get a higher level of play from them, and you saw it in our execution. Even when we got it back to 3-2, we...
November 1st, 2017
Dallas Stars

It seemed like a typical Friday night at Snuffers in Highland Village, Texas. There wasn't a seat available at the bar as patrons chatted about the end of another work week, the movies playing next door at the AMC and the local sports scene. Making the customers' favorite drinks from behind the bar was Kristina with her glowing smile and cheerful demeanor. Regulars at Snuffers are like the regulars from Cheers (if you're old enough to appreciate the classic). A few even have their names engraved in the bar to designate "their seat." Instead of Norm and Cliff, they have the Texan duo, Kenny and Ferris. One will tell you stories about the original Friday Night Lights team from Odessa, Texas while the other is the Scotty Bowman of archery coaches. On this night, the two Snuffers legends had already left for the evening, but the bar is also a Dallas Stars Watching Party venue and the game was on. https://youtu.be/Pdyf9ZRjda8 Stars Memories Another regular with his own seat is...

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Green to Black: Stars Graphic History, 1967-93

This article was originally posted in October, 2014. 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... August 9th, 2017