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The Brad Marchand-Tyler Seguin bromance came to a screeching halt over the summer when the Bruins traded the former No. 2 overall pick to the Dallas Stars. Marchand, who has a place comfortably on the Bruins second line next to Patrice Bergeron and opposite Loui Eriksson (the main piece of the Seguin trade puzzle), took the move professionally as he understands this game is a business. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t shocked. “I think it might have freaked everyone out,” Marchand told 98.5 The Sports Hub on Thursday, just hours before the B’s host the Lightning in their season opener. “A guy with his talent and his capabilities and his contract, it’s a big deal,” he added. “He was supposed to be one of the core guys here and be here for a long time and he gets shipped out, it’s a big eye opener. It’s a rude awakening, it shows you can’t take anything for granted here. You have a bad half year then it could be enough to ship you out, so I don’t want that to be the case.” Filed under: Bo

Ellis give Stars reliable and proven backup in net

FRISCO, Texas -- Considering that the Dallas Stars are just one game into the 2013-14 regular season, it might be at least a week before Stars fans get their first glimpse of backup goaltender Dan Ellis between the pipes. Ellis, 33, is a veteran netminder who started his career in the Dallas organization as the 60th overall pick in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and who also made his...

Dallas Stars and Opening Night

It’s about that time, Dallas Stars fans.. The start of a new season, new faces on and behind the bench and new uniforms. One thing is for certain, Tom Gaglardi and co’ are intent on turning around this franchise. Some would argue they have put the cart before the horse in some respects. I would argue that at least they are doing something, rather than sitting on the fence. On...

Ruff, Stars defensemen like where group is at heading into season

FRISCO, Texas -- With all of the changes made to the Dallas Stars on and off the ice during the offseason one area where many changes weren't made was at the blue line. The Stars added just one new defenseman in veteran Sergei Gonchar, who was acquired in a trade with the Ottawa Senators on June 7. Gonchar then signed a two-year deal with the Stars one day later. But other...

Valeri Nichushkin just wants a chance to be himself

Valeri Nichushkin has trouble speaking English but there’s no doubt he understands what’s being said. In fact it seems the 18-year-old Russian winger understands everything. Nichushkin is in a new land trying to make it in a new league and accomplish something few others his age have. And yet he seems to have a determination and confidence that’s stronger than even his most...

2013-2014 Season Preview: Defensemen and Goalies

Brenden Dillon Dillon was the single biggest and best surprise from last season. Entering the year fans were hoping that he would be a solid contributor. Dillon ended up being best defenseman on the team and was getting top-pair minutes by the latter stages of the season. He was largely (and criminally) ignored in the Calder conversation though, so he’s still largely an...

Preview: McGill University at UMass Lowell (Exh)

#1 Massachusetts Lowell (0-0-0, 0-0-0 HEA) vs McGill University (0-0-0, 0-0-0 CIS) When: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3:00pm ET Where: Tsongas Center, Lowell, MA Notes: Exhibition Game (FREE) Tickets: No ticket needed Listen Live (not yet available) Watch Live (not yet available) Live Blog (linked on game day)   Top Returning Forwards (2012-13) Scott Wilson (16-22-38, +5) Joseph...

Stars ready to kick off Nill and Ruff eras in style

FRISCO --- Nobody affiliated with the Dallas Stars wants to talk about the fact that this is a franchise that hasn't been to the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2008 and keeping the past in the rearview mirror is definitely the right call for an organization that has a new general manager in Jim Nill, a new head coach in Lindy Ruff as well as new players like Sergei Gonchar, Shawn...

2 ejected in 1st period of Panthers-Stars opener

Ryan Garbutt of the Dallas Stars and Dmitry Kulikov of the Florida Panthers have been ejected in the first period of the season opener. Both players received game misconducts after a pair of fights broke out near the Panthers net on Thursday night. The sequence started when Mike Weaver shoved Antoine Roussel after the Dallas forward kept poking at the puck in the pads of goalie...
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