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Heika: The top five Stars of all time; why Dallas' trade for Kris Russell looks even worse now

Stars insider Mike Heika answered questions from SportsDay readers during an online chat Monday afternoon. Here are some of the highlights:Question: I'm just curious, but who are your top five all-time Stars?Heika: "The folks in Minnesota will probably be a bit ticked, but I would go with --1. Mike Modano2. Jamie Benn3. Jere Lehtinen4. Sergei Zubov5. Ed Belfour"I know Belfour wasn...
Via SportsDay
7 days ago

NHL Mailbag: Kris Russell waiting, the Titanic Canucks, Pokemon, Sabres or shirtless

There’s nothing like a mid-July NHL Mailbag to help you pass the time until the World Cup in September. Well, there’s probably a lot of things better than that, like a cold drink, a swimming pool, the smell of meat on a grill, the laughter of a child as he or she first looks upon … OK, there are lots of things better than a hockey mailbag in mid-July. But that’s all I have...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Panthers kicking tires on free agent defenseman Kris Russell

Free agency opened 11 days ago, but defenseman Kris Russell, who was a hot commodity at the trade deadline, has yet to find himself a place to play in the upcoming campaign. However, there may be a new suitor throwing their hat in the ring for the free agent blueliner. The Florida Sun Sentinel’s Harvey Fialkov reported Sunday that the Florida Panthers are “showing interest...
Via The Hockey News
15 days ago

Panthers Interested in Signing Kris Russell: Report

The Florida Panthers are interested in signing unrestricted free agent defenseman Kris Russell, according to Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel. Panthers are showing interest in FA D Kris Russell acc to source #FlaPanthers — Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) July 11, 2016 Russell, 29, split the 2015-16 season with the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars. The Flames dealt the defenseman...
Via The Hockey Writers
15 days ago

Dallas Stars Chances Of Reaching Out To Kris Russell

The Dallas Stars went from boasting a young and shaky defensive group to one that could be very threatening by simply signing one free agent yesterday. But what about the former Stars’ defenders that did not sign? The annual NHL free agency frenzy was even crazier than usual this year. Though no “superstars” per say […] Dallas Stars Chances Of Reaching Out To Kris Russell...
Via Blackout Dallas
24 days ago

Dallas Stars land Kris Russell for very steep package

The Dallas Stars needed to add a top-four defenseman before Monday’s NHL trade deadline to improve their chances of advancing past the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks in the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs. The Stars have failed to accomplish that by only acquiring Calgary Flames defenseman Kris Russell, and the price paid to the Alberta club was insanely steep. Dallas...
Via NESN.com
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Penguins, Kings Interested In Flames’ Kris Russell

The NHL trade deadline is just four days away, and a lot of teams are searching for help on the blue line. Two of them are the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings, who according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, have interest in Calgary Flames defenseman Kris Russell. “Calgary’s got some obvious ones, and it sounds like there’s a lot of interest in Kris Russell if he...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell scores in overtime as Flames beat Predators 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kris Russell scored 1:23 into overtime and the Calgary Flames beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. TJ Brodie also scored for Calgary, which opened a three-game road trip in style. The Flames improved to an NHL-best 8-1 in overtime and won for just the fourth time away from home this season. Cody Hodgson scored...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell scores in final minute to lift Flames over Canucks in Game 1

  Defenseman Kris Russell scored with just under 30 seconds remaining in the third period, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday night. David Jones also scored for the Flames, who were down 1-0 entering the third period. Bo Horvat opening the scoring for Vancouver midway in the second period...
Via Associated Press
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kris Russell sets a new NHL record for most blocked shots in a season

Kris Russell made NHL history during the Calgary Flames’ loss on the road to the St. Louis Blues. Russell’s two blocked shots gave him 274 on the year, breaking the old NHL record of 273 for most blocked shots in a set by Anton Volchenkov back in 2006-07. Russell’s willingness to sacrifice his body and get in front of the puck is second to none. His relatively small 5’10”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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