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January has been very kind to the Texas Stars as they ran their winning streak to a season high six games. It’s even more impressive when you consider that the Stars had their roster gutted for their final game of the week as good chunk of the roster went up to Dallas for training camp and they were playing three games in three days.
Goaltending was the story of the week for Texas as Cristopher Nilstorp stopped 37 of 39 shots in the two games he played and Jack Campbell had a great shutout of the OKC Barons in which he stopped 36 shots.
It was Campbell’s first shutout of the year and he should see a lot more time as Nilstorp is in training camp and could stay in Dallas for a while.
On the offensive side of the ice, Matt Fraser was the hero of the week as he had three goals and an assist to carry the Stars. Jordie Benn had two goals and an assist (in two games) and Colton Sceviour had a goal and two assists as well during the week.
The Stars will be wi...
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FRISCO, Texas-- After the Dallas Stars found themselves missing the playoffs for a fourth straight season thanks to dropping their final five games of last season, new owner Tom Gaglardi and other organizational brass knew some changes had to be made.
So, it wasn't a shocker to see longtime stars like Mike Ribeiro, who was traded to Washington on draft night, and Steve Ott...
When my older brother and I were kids our dad took us to an NHL All-Star practice. Admittedly, almost as exciting as the practice itself was not having to go to school that day as the practice was in the afternoon. It was 1989 and the game was being held in Edmonton that year. I [...]
Ever since former first-round pick Mark Fistric had his seeming breakthrough 2009-10 season, he's been shuttling in and out of the Dallas Stars' long-term plans on defense. Yesterday, the team made clear that the impending unrestricted free agent was neither a part of the short-term or long-term plan. He was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for a third-round draft pick.
News coming down the pipe just now that the Oilers have acquired defenseman Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars for a 3rd round draft pick.
Fistric is exactly what the Oilers were looking for as a defensive upgrade: He's younger (26) left-handed, big (6' 2", 233), a defensive defenseman, and he's local (born in Edmonton). Fistric is also a reasonable cap hit: ...
Just as the Bruins are finally getting set to take the ice for the 2013 season, one of the stars of the team’s 2011 Stanley Cup run is making a return to the game as well. Former Bruins forward and alternate captain Mark Recchi will join the front office of the Dallas Stars, the Dallas Morning News reports. The move is expected to announced at a news conference on Thursday. According...
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Mark Fistric from Dallas in exchange for a third-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. I would not recommend picking up Mark Fistric in any type of fantasy hockey format as he'll be recorded two assists in 60 contests last season with the Dallas Stars.Having said this, I'm very excited about this acquisition, Fistric is an Edmonton...
Dallas Stars coach Glen Gultuzan indicated yesterday that the club may choose to go into the abbreviated 2013 season with three goaltenders. Given the heavy schedule of games and practices in the next few weeks, Gulutzan said there may be a need to spread around the early work.
Kari Lehtonen, of course, will get the bulk of the playing time once the regular season starts. But...
via Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The top unsigned player in the NHL is forward Jamie Benn, and he wasn’t at the opening of Dallas Stars camp Sunday....
"I’m optimistic that we’ll have him back on the team, but it won’t be today," Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk told ESPN.com on Sunday morning. "We’ll focus on the guys we have here because it’s a short...
Source: Getty ImagesThe Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Mark Fistric from Dallas in exchange for a third-round pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. I would not recommend picking up Mark Fistric in any type of fantasy hockey format as he'll be recorded two assists in 60 contests last season with the Dallas Stars. Having said this, I'm very excited about this acquisition...
1. To predict according to present indications or signs; foretell.
After missing nearly four months of on ice action, the NHL owners and the NHLPA finally figured out how to fairly divide their annual financial intake.
Fans on the other hand were not only left to find something to replace their nightly on puck action, but almost as importantly, their fantasy fix...
from Matt Cubeta of NHL.com,
1. Last year I said Datsyuk would reach 100 points. This year I'm saying he won't top 40 points -- 40 points in 48 games is a rate of .83 points-per-game, which would've tied him for 44th in the NHL last season. Between his declining stats, potential for injury and his lack of shots and PIMs, he might not be worth an early draft pick...