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Stars of Big D:
Phoenix Coyotes @ Dallas Stars
7:00 PM CT
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
The Coyotes are coming off their franchise’s best season ever. They won the Pacific Division for the first time in their history and made it all the way to the Conference finals where they lost to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings.
They had a relatively quiet offseason with more players leaving (most notably Ray Whitney) than coming in. Their most significant additions this season are Steve Sullivan, Zbynek Michalek and the just-traded-for Matthew Lombardi. Sullivan should be the top line winger and Lombardi could eventually be the top line center. Michalek is a top-four defenseman for the team and will split time between the first and second pairings.
Other than those guys, it’ll be more of the same from Phoenix. They’ll rely heavily on Mike Smith in goal and their strong defense led by Keith Yandle and up-and-coming star Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Shane ...
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The Dallas Stars got in on the Manti Te'o heckling with a funny image on their big screen during a game. See the team's joke here.
The Dallas Stars used the jumbotron at the American Airlines Center to take a shot at Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o during the third period of Saturday's NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
The jumbotron displayed an empty seat with the caption "Manti Teo's girlfriend: Welcome to the game!" Totally unnessary, but totally hilarious.
NHL hockey is finally back. and the dozen or so millions of hockey fans remaining in America are ecstatic that the lockout is over and the season wasn't canceled.
One of them, apparently, was Manti Te'o's imaginary girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, who was in attendance of the Dallas Stars first game of the season.
Yes, these jokes are gonna continue for a while...
After collecting four points in his Dallas Stars debut, in a 4-3 Dallas Stars victory over the Phoenix Coyotes Saturday night, Jaromir Jagr will be the most added player in Yahoo fantasy hockey leagues tomorrow.The 40-year-old NHL legend was signed as a free-agent this summer by the Stars and is paying dividends early. Jagr is only currently 53% owned in Yahoo fantasy, it is safe...
Everything fell perfectly into place for the Phoenix Coyotes last season as they picked up fans and potentially a new owner on the way to their first Western Conference finals.
Even after the 113-day NHL lockout, the Coyotes believe they can keep the momentum rolling.
With essentially the same roster that won the Pacific Division and potential owner Greg Jamison on the cusp of...
Jaromir Jagr’s impressive debut with the Dallas Stars wasn’t the only highlight of the evening at the American Airlines Arena Saturday. Manti Te’o's girlfriend Lennay Kekua made an appearance! We have proof too in the photo below… Photo via Will Brinson
This Manti Te'o story has truly taken a life of its own. The bizarre tale of a Notre Dame star linebacker and his (fake) girlfriend has been the subject of many jokes since Deadspin broke the news on Wednesday.With that being said, the Dallas Stars had a very special guest in attendance for their season opener on Saturday night. Lennay Kekua, the name of Te'o's alleged...
GLENDALE, Ariz. Raffi Torres could only watch as Marian Hossa turned the Coyotes home opener in the Blackhawks favor with a give-and-go goal in the second period Sunday night at Jobing.com Arena.
Maybe you believe that was karma. Nine months earlier, Torres may have turned a first-round playoff series in the Coyotes favor when he leveled Hossa with an open-ice hit that drew a 25...
1) Can the team find their chemistry quickly enough with the shortened season?
There’s a lot of roster turnover on the team and the lack of a real training camp really hurts, but I’m going to say yes. Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney have been around long enough that they should be able to pick up the system quickly. Jagr’s been sort of a mercenary for the past decade so he’s...
Even the Dallas Stars are getting in on the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend fun. During the third period of the team’s season-opening game on Saturday, cameras in the arena flashed to an empty chair in section 125 and showed it on the jumbotron. The caption was: “Manti Te’o's girlfriend welcome to the game!”
When the Te’oing trend was established, the invisible girlfriend...
PREVIEW 5:45 AM
For the first time since narrowly missing the playoffs last spring, the Dallas Stars will take the ice in game action. The lockout-shortened 2013 season starts tonight at the American Airlines Center with a clash against defending Pacific Division champion Phoenix. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. central time and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest.
The Phoenix Coyotes had to wait a little longer than expected to build off the most successful season in franchise history.
The 113-day lockout, however, was nothing compared to the four years that have passed since the Dallas Stars' last trip to the postseason.
With the core of their roster back from last season's historic run, the visiting Coyotes open the 48-game season...
You know the NHL is close to returning when Duhatschek's notebook makes a return...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Dave King, the Phoenix Coyotes’ development coach, has a theory that will bear watching as the 48-game season unfolds – that NHL teams are going to have to pay closer attention to shootout preparation than ever before, because the margins...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise's first goal in a Wild uniform made the difference, as the Wild improved to 2-0 for the season, shutting out the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Sunday. Dallas got 31 saves from rookie goalie Cristopher Nilstorp in his NHL debut, but could not muster any offense in the Stars' first road game of the season. Parise, the NHL's most talked-about free...