Found October 01, 2013 on
NHL fans across the World are counting down the hours. We are hours away from the puck drop that signifies the start of the 2013-14 NHL regular season. Due to last season being reduced because of the lockout, it has arguably made the anticipation for this season more significant.
Dallas Stars fans are among the most eager.
The Dallas Stars rebuilding process kept most NHL enthusiasts very interested on how it would work out.
If the preseason is any indication of how the Dallas Stars will perform this year (which most will argue is NOT an indication), it is going to be a remarkable season.
Dallas won five out of their seven games. Their two losses were both in overtime. This put them tied for first in points for the preseason with Washington (who played one more game than Dallas) and Boston.
The Stars also scored the second most goals for NHL teams during the preseason, only one behind Washington. They also kept the puck out of their net, tying for fourth in least goals against.
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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...
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...
Lifelong Oiler veteran Horcoff joined the Stars in a trade that sent Philip Larsen (recently placed on waivers by Edmonton) to Canada. In an offseason in which Dallas completely reworked their center depth, Horcoff was the final piece added.
Horcoff, who was Edmonton’s captain, had a tough time in oil country living up to a ridiculous six-year, $33 million...
At the 2013 NHL Draft in Newark, NJ, new Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill used the 10th overall selection of the first-round to select Russian forward Valeri Nichushkin. Considered to be a player with first-line caliber physical upside and two-way potential, there were some question marks about consistency and attitude.
While the player has committed to play in North America...
More and more, it's looking like mobile veteran defenseman Trevor Daley will be ready to play in Thursday night's regular season opener against the Florida Panthers. Originally said to be in danger of missing the opener while dealing with an upper-body injury suffered a week ago, Daley has made rapid enough progress to now be projected as a go.
After several days of skating...
The Stars made several roster cuts yesterday to bring the team down to 25 players. With two players on the preseason roster -- veteran defenseman Aaron Rome and young forward Scott Glennie -- likely to be placed on injured reserve to start the season, the team would be at the maximum 23 players allowed on the active NHL roster come opening night.
Yesterday, goaltender Cristopher...
The season is upon us and it's time to get my predictions on record, so that people can hold them over my head until April.
Without further ado:
8) Tampa Bay
Can't deny that the losses of Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley up front are...