Posted September 12, 2013 on
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The Dallas Stars are back on the ice with new coach Lindy Ruff and quite a few new players.
The Stars opened a three-day training camp in Fort Worth, 30 miles from their home ice in downtown Dallas, and they didn't waste any time getting down to business.
Dallas has its first preseason game Sunday night at home and is just three weeks from the season opener Oct. 3 against Florida, also in Dallas.
New center Shawn Horcoff, who spent his first 12 seasons in Edmonton, says the Stars are going to need all of camp to incorporate new coaches, new lines and new roles.
Coach Lindy Ruff says it was a ''good first day.''
BEST OF MAXIM
As the Dallas Stars begin training camp on Thursday morning at the Tarrant County Convention Center in downtown Fort Worth, its time to look at how things might shake out for the Stars as they embark on year one of not only the Lindy Ruff era behind the bench but also of the Jim Nill era as the clubs general manager. Heres a look at two areas of strength and two areas of concern...
Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley will miss three weeks after undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.
General manager Jim Nill said on the second day of the team's three-day training camp in Fort Worth on Friday that the 31-year-old Peverley might miss the first couple of games of the regular season. Dallas opens against Florida on Oct. 3.
The Stars reported...
Star Gazing Quick Hits
* Veteran forward Rich Peverley will miss the preseason after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and undergoing a heart procedure to correct the arrhythmia. The irregular heartbeat was discovered when Peverley took his pre-camp physical on Wednesday. After referral to heart specialists and more tests, the procedure was performed yesterday.
Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston has filled out his staff by hiring former Harvard assistant Jerry Forton.
The Sabres announced the hiring Wednesday shortly, after players began reporting for the start of training camp. Their first practice is set for Thursday morning.
Forton has 18 years of experience coaching at the college level, including the past two at Harvard. He has also...