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JIM NILL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dallas Stars seem ahead of schedule in GM's plan to be good

DALLAS (AP) Jim Nill had a 10-year plan in mind for the Dallas Stars when he was hired as general manager. He wanted the team to be good for at least that long, not take that long to get good again. But even Nill has been somewhat surprised by what the Stars have done in his third season, 17 years after their only Stanley Cup title and with no playoff series win since 2008. With...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars GM Nill gets 5-year contract extension

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Western Conference-leading Dallas Stars have given general manager Jim Nill a five-year contract extension. Nill is only halfway through the initial five-year deal he got when he became the Stars GM in April 2013. The extension announced Friday goes through the 2022-23 season. Stars owner Tom Gaglardi says Nill has helped instill a culture of excellence...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights Cancer hits home for Dallas GM Jim Nill, wife Bekki Nill

The Stars' Hockey Fights Cancer night was a highly personal one for the Stars and GM Jim Nill, whose wife, Bekki Nill, is a breast cancer warrior who has battled the disease for 15 years. Nill was diagnosed with cancer in 1999 and beat it the first time around, but in January of 2011, the cancer returned. This time, it was in her liver and bones, meaning Nill now had Stage IV breast...
Via Fox Sports
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas GM Jim Nill: Stars brass 'were scared to death' after tough preseason

The Stars look much better early on than their preseason record indicated. Eric Hartline Eric Hartline-USA TODAY SportsThe Dallas Stars struggled mightily in the preseason, going 1-6-0 with a bevy of issues all over the ice. But the fates took a 180-degree turn the second the season started, and the Stars' 5-1-0 regular season record has them in a three-way tie for the Central Division...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars GM Jim Nill: ‘There’s Nobody That Wants To Fight Jamie Benn’

Casual hockey fans might not know a lot about Jamie Benn. He’s the captain and first-line left winger for the Dallas Stars, and he’s become one of the NHL’s top 10 players over the last two seasons. His power forward-type of game that blends outstanding offensive skill and physical play makes him one of the most difficult players to defend. Benn, who played in all 82 games...
Via NESN.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Peverley still not cleared

Rich Peverley has been working hard to return to hockey after collapsing on the bench on March 10 due to an irregular heartbeat, but as training camp starts, he’s still not ready to skate. As the Dallas Stars took the ice at the Forth Worth Convention Center, Peverley was in the building but spent his time bonding with the fans who had come out to watch the practice. According...
Via NESN.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

After busy day for Stars, Nill pleased with Tuesday's additions

FRISCO, Texas---When Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill was asked if the club was done adding new players for the day on Tuesday afternoon, the longtime hockey man admitted he was a bit tired and for good reason. On Tuesday, the first full day of NHL free agency, the Stars acquired veteran center Jason Spezza in a trade with the Ottawa Senators and signed backup goaltender Anders...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars go defensive and offensive in first round by picking Honka

One of the few needs the Dallas Stars had within their organization heading into the start of the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia on Friday was a right-handed defenseman who was offensive minded and who could also quarterback the power play. Well, Stars general manager Jim Nill and company got their man with the 14th overall pick by selecting Julius Honka, an 18-year-old Finnish defenseman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars go defensive, offensive in first round with Honka

One of the few needs the Dallas Stars had within their organization heading into the start of the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia on Friday was a right-handed defenseman who was offensive minded and who could also quarterback the power play. Well, Stars general manager Jim Nill and company got their man with the 14th overall pick by selecting Julius Honka, an 18-year-old Finnish defenseman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars GM Jim Nill reflects on first year in Dallas

Jim Nill has been general manager of the Dallas Stars for just over a year now and his first 365 days as a GM in the National Hockey League have been eventful to say the least. When he was hired last May, the first issue to address was whether or not Glen Gulutzan, the Stars' head coach the previous two seasons, would return? Nill ultimately decided Gulutzan, who ended up being an...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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