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Maple Leafs' Recent Swaps With the Stars

Maple Leafs' Recent Swaps With the Stars

March 21st, 2018 They might not suit up against each other that often, but the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars are no strangers to each other when it comes to moving players. In fact, since 1998 the two teams have dealt with each other five times - with one player still donning the blue and white for the...
Stars Still Searching for Balance

Stars Still Searching for Balance

March 16th, 2018 When Remi Elie buried a one-timer off a feed from Devin Shore in the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, it marked only the second time in the month of March that the Dallas Stars had scored more than three goals in a game. The tally gave the Stars a 4-2 lead, but...

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February 3rd, 2018
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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 and the February 26 trade deadline? Some have suggested the team might benefit from the addition of a left-shooting veteran defenseman. The emergence of Dan Hamhuis and Greg Pateryn as a reliable shutdown pair, coupled with the solid play of the Esa Lindell and John Klingberg tandem, make any such blue line acquisition a luxury, rather than a necessity. What the Stars really could use is a veteran top-six winger. With several teams already in “sell” mode and others expected to test the waters over the next few weeks, Nill has several options. Evander Kane: Stars’ Expensive Gamble? Perhaps the biggest name among so-called “rental” forwards is Evander Kane. The pending...
January 25th, 2018
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This weekend John Klingberg will team with Tyler Seguin to represent the Dallas Stars at the 2018 NHL All-Star game in Tampa, Florida. Seguin will be playing in his fifth All-Star game while Klingberg will be making his first appearance. Both players are still just 25 years old, so look for this to become an annual tradition. Klingberg also received a special honor Tuesday night when the Stars gave out 10,000 John Klingberg bobbleheads before their 6-1 route of the Florida Panthers at the American Airlines Center. More importantly, he's becoming a relevant name in the 2017-18 Norris Trophy discussion. Admittedly I jumped the gun comparing Klingberg to his countryman, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators, back in November 2015. Klingberg burst on the scene midway through the 2013-14 season after being recalled from the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. I may have been a little premature in my assessment, but so far this season he's done everything but drive...
January 8th, 2018
Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars coasted into their bye week Saturday afternoon, cruising past the hapless Edmonton Oilers, 5-1. As the players, coaches and staff scatter to the four winds for a few days, Stars fans can bask in the warm afterglow of a 4-1-0 homestand and ponder one existential question: Is this a playoff team? While the Stars have been playing quite well of late, a five- (or even 10) game sample of an 82-game schedule isn’t enough to answer that question. Even a glance at the standings doesn’t help, as the boys in Victory Green sit squarely in the middle of the Central Division wolfpack and will likely lose ground while they’re on break. Where, then, can the answer be found? At the beginning of the season, Stars coach Ken Hitchcock mentioned one numerical target for his team: 105, later changed to 110. That number, penalty kill percentage plus power play percentage, was Hitch’s goal for the Stars’ special teams. Though a worthy goal and one which helps win games,...
January 1st, 2018
Stars Prospects

It's cold in Buffalo, but the Dallas Stars World Junior Championship prospects are starting to heat things up. Both of the Stars' goalie prospects have split time with their respective teammates guarding the net. The Stars two blue line prospects are logging significant minutes, and their two forward prospects are also making a positive impact. As I leave the Frozen Tundra of Buffalo today, it's been a fun week. Note to anyone coming to Buffalo for the first time - be sure to pack plenty of warm clothes. You won't find Texas barbecue here. However, I recommend the Beef on a Weck, or Buffalo Wings of course. I didn't make it over to the outdoor game but did attend most of the WJC games going into today. The majority of games are at the KeyBank Center where the Buffalo Sabres play. They are also using the Harbor Center rink for some games. That venue is interesting - it's basically a rink on the seventh floor of a parking lot next to the Key Bank Center. Dallas Stars -...

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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