Found June 19, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
TEAMS: Dallas Stars
Over the last three years, the Dallas Stars have grown used to selecting in 11th to 14th range in the first of the NHL Draft. This year, the club holds the 13th pick of the first round. Truth be told, it's kind of a precarious place to pick, because of the high probability that some players originally projected to be available outside the top 10 will go early while a couple projected top 10 picks...

Stars deserve thumbs up for Fraser hire

Wow, that was fast. Some five days after the Dallas Stars announced that associate head coach Willie Desjardins had been named the new head coach of the club's top minor league affiliate, the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, the Stars named his replacement on Glen Gulutzan's staff with Monday's announcement that Curt Fraser, 54, had joined the club as an assistant...

Dallas Extends Qualifying Offers To Benn And Larsen

Frisco, TX - The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has extended qualifying offers to Jamie Benn and Philip Larsen. The Stars have now extended qualifying offers to a total of eight players. Teams are required to extend a one-year “qualifying offer” to any current restricted free agent by June 25 in order to receive the right of the first refusal or draft choice compensation...

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Should Stars Move on from Souray?

If the recent report is accurate that Sheldon Souray has rejected a one-year, $3 million contract offer from the Stars, it is a puzzling decision by the veteran defenseman. Although teams tend to overpay for free agent defensemen of all stripes, the soon-to-be 36-year-old defenseman is unlikely to get more on the open market than what the Stars offered him. First of all, the...

Stars' draft approach remains a simple one

In about 10 days, like the rest of the National Hockey League, the Dallas Stars will look for their next big thing at the 2012 NHL Draft. The Stars are one of eight teams that has eight picks in this year's event, which will run seven rounds. Dallas' first pick will be 13th overall, a spot the Stars have thanks to missing the playoffs for a fourth straight season. But the...

Grand Rapids Griffins coach Curt Fraser leaves to join Stars’ coaching staff

Pretty stunning news regarding the future of the Grand Rapids Griffins, per the Dallas Stars’ PR department: Frisco, TX – Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the club has named Curt Fraser as its assistant coach. Fraser, 54, has spent the last four seasons as head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. While...

Stars embark on vital journey

Any normal Dallas Stars fan has removed the daily activities on the hockey team from their radar back in early April. With the CBA expiring in September, they may not get fully turned back on until Thanksgiving (who knows?). But, for those of us who aren't normal, and who understand that there is much more to following a franchise than the 82 games that count in the standings...
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