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Central Division Offseason Roundup: Dallas Stars

  Our series of Central Division analysis comes to a close with the Dallas Stars, who have had one of the busiest summers of 2015. Like the Avalanche, the Stars made the playoffs in 2013-14, then just missed out the following season. A late season injury to star forward Tyler Seguin certainly didn’t help, but most often criticized was the Stars’ defense and goaltending. How...
Via BSN Denver
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Where Do the Stars Rank?

View image | gettyimages.com Analysis If my super accurate August NHL playoff predictions are correct, the Stars will sneak into the playoffs. They have explosive fire power on offense, bolstered by the trade for Patrick Sharp. Adding him along with guys like Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and Jason Spezza is just unfair. The gripe against this Dallas team is that their defense isn’t...
Via TopSportsReport
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars are 80,000 tickets ahead of last year’s pace

It’s safe to say Dallas Stars fans are pretty excited for 2015-16. After acquiring Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya and Antti Niemi, the team is enjoying a big surge in ticket sales heading into the new season. According to team president Jim Lites, the Stars may even be approximately 80,000 tickets ahead of last year’s pace. Via the Dallas Morning News: Compared to this time last...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas GM Jim Nill on goalie tandem: 'You can't get any better'

Last season, the Dallas Stars were forced to rely on starter Kari Lehtonen for most of the season despite any injuries he suffered and back-to-back games. By the end of the year, Lehtonen ranked sixth in the NHL in most games by a goalie (65), marking the second consecutive year in which Lehtonen played 65 games. The result? All that playing time seemed to take a toll on Lehtonen...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars believe they have two #1 goalies

The Dallas Stars made waves when they signed goaltender Antti Niemi to a three-year, $13.5 million contract. This move led to speculation that the team might move Kari Lehtonen, but ultimately the Stars have stated they plan to keep both goalies on the roster and roll with two #1 goaltenders. Stars GM Jim Nill recently commented on the situation and spoke about the fact he has two...
Via Bloguin Best
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars believe they have two #1 goalies

The Dallas Stars made waves when they signed goaltender Antti Niemi to a three-year, $13.5 million contract. This move led to speculation that the team might move Kari Lehtonen, but ultimately the Stars have stated they plan to keep both goalies on the roster and roll with two #1 goaltenders. Stars GM Jim Nill recently commented on the situation and spoke about the fact he has two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Off-season Moves Return Hope To San Jose

Free Agent Summary After the draft it appeared that the Sharks may have been continuing on the path of rebuilding as although they appear to have drafted well, though time will ultimately tell. They seemed to have missed out on potential goaltending with Kings goaltender Martin Jones going to the Bruins in the Lucic deal, Lehner being dealt from the Senators to the Sabres, Lack moving...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars sign newly acquired goalie Niemi to 3-year contract

DALLAS (AP) -- Former Stanley Cup-winning goalie Antti Niemi has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars. The deal Monday came two days after Dallas acquired Niemi's contract rights from San Jose for a seventh-round pick during the draft and two days before the goaltender would have become an unrestricted free agent. Niemi won all 16 postseason games for Chicago in 2010...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars sign newly acquired goalie Niemi to 3-year contract

DALLAS (AP) Former Stanley Cup-winning goalie Antti Niemi has signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars. The deal Monday came two days after Dallas acquired Niemi's contract rights from San Jose for a seventh-round pick during the draft and two days before the goaltender would have become an unrestricted free agent. Niemi won all 16 postseason games for Chicago in 2010...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap of San Jose’s 2015 Draft

The San Jose Sharks weekend was both eventful and uneventful at the same time, as we continue to try and decipher exactly what direction it is that Doug Wilson is heading with this team going forward. So lets take a minute to look at the draft picks that were made as the Sharks start looking to next season and beyond. Draft Selections 1st Round (9th overall) – Timo Meier –...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks still searching for starting goalie following draft

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks ended the NHL draft with one of the biggest needs they had entering the weekend: finding a starting goaltender. Instead of acquiring one of the several goalies who changed teams this weekend, the Sharks instead traded the negotiating rights to their former starter Antti Niemi to Dallas for a seventh-round pick Saturday. Niemi was set to...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Winners, losers and steals of the NHL Draft

The 2015 NHL Draft was a wild one. In addition to the great talent and depth in the 2015 class, there were plenty of trades and rumors that provided plenty of excitement for hockey fans Friday and Saturday. Before we turn our attention to free agency, let’s take a look at some of the winners, losers and steals of this year’s draft. Winners Winnipeg Jets The Jets picked up...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars acquire rights to champion goalie Niemi from Sharks

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights to former Stanley Cup champion goalie Antti Niemi from the San Jose Sharks. Dallas sent San Jose its seventh-round selection (193th overall) in Saturday's draft. Niemi is set to become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday. Niemi won all 16 postseason games for Chicago in 2010 when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup title. He...
Via AP on Fox
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Play Goalie for the Sharks Next Season?

The free agent window in the NHL is set to open in just under one month. This time marks one of the busiest for all NHL franchises, as they all seek to repair the holes they have in their current rosters, make them stronger, or attempt to keep the players that are vital to them. Amongst the obvious issues the Sharks have faced on the blue line and the bottom six pairings, there is...
Via BaySportsNet
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Future of San Jose Sharks

Well, the San Jose Sharks didn’t have the type of season a lot of fans hoped they’d of had. There was a little bit of a false omen going into the season, if you believe in that sort of thing. The Sharks ended the 2013-14 season in heartbreaking fashion, blowing a 3-0 series lead to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion, LA Kings in the first round of the playoffs. What was one of...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Think about the offseason

It’s getting close to being over for the Sharks. What do they need to address in the offseason in order to get back to the playoffs next season? Is Antti Niemi on his way out? What about Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau? As the San Jose Sharks’ playoff hopes continue to dwindle in the twilight […] The post San Jose Sharks: Think about the offseason appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings 6-4

DETROIT (AP) Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the San Jose Sharks top the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 on Thursday night. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Matt Nieto, Chris Tierney and Logan Couture also had goals for San Jose, which ended a two-game skid. Detroit got goals from Tomas Jurco, Tomas Tatar, Stephen Weiss and Henrik Zetterberg as it dropped its second...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Highs and lows versus Chicago Blackhawks

Antti Niemi Right out of the gate, the San Jose Sharks were all over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday’s midday match-up, but it was the visiting Hawks who would walk away with a big win after 60 minutes of play. Some things had to have gone right for the Sharks who stayed in the game for at least two and quarter periods before the Hawks took over and capitalized on the Sharks’...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a playoff spot behind the superb play of Antti Niemi. The Chicago Blackhawks are feeling good after finally seeing some success on the power play, but they were stymied by Niemi in San Jose six weeks ago. The Sharks go for a third straight win Saturday while trying to continue their home dominance over the Blackhawks. San Jose (34-26-8) has won...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Niemi leads Sharks past Predators

  Antti Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville for the second time this season, and Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal late in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 victory over the Predators on Thursday night. Niemi followed up a 29-save performance in December with another strong game against Nashville to lead the Sharks to their fourth win in five games...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Niemi leads Sharks past Predators 2-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Antti Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville for the second time this season, and Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal late in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 victory over the Predators on Thursday night. Niemi followed up a 29-save performance in December with another strong game against Nashville to lead the Sharks to their fourth...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi might have been saved by Sharks vets

Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports Whenever we hear about the San Jose Sharks these days, it’s rarely positive. A report out of the Mercury-News might have hinted at a little bit of it coming out of Sharks camp, though. Since the trade deadline, goalie Antti Niemi has been noticeably better, posting a .941 save percentage and allowing just six goals on 102 shots. Where did the improvement...
Via Sports-Glory
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

When Will Matt Murray Be Ready?

Is an AHL shutout record enough to bring Murray to the NHL sooner than later? (WBS Penguins) By: Joe Guzy In case you missed it, the Penguins’ 2012 3rd-round draft pick made some history last weekend. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender Matt Murray set a new American Hockey League record for longest shutout streak at 304:11, breaking the previous record of 268:17 by 35:54. Murray...
Via The PensNation
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: The Sharks convinced GM Doug Wilson to keep Antti Niemi

Antti Niemi’s name was thrown around quite a bit heading into the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks appeared willing to make a change in net as they prepared to make a last push for a playoff berth. Confidence in Niemi was lacking to say the least. The rumors persisted, the deadline passed and Niemi is still with the Sharks. What happened? According to the Mercury News, a group...
Via Bloguin Best
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks players convinced GM to keep Niemi

Antti Niemi’s name was thrown around quite a bit heading into the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks appeared willing to make a change in net as they prepared to make a last push for a playoff berth. Confidence in Niemi was lacking to say the least. The rumors persisted, the deadline passed and Niemi is still with the Sharks. What happened? According to the Mercury News,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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