JIM NILL NEWS

Dallas Stars Re-Sign Cameron Gaunce to a One-Year Contract

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaunce, 24, skated in nine regular-season games with Dallas this season, posting nine shots, seven penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating. Gaunce spent the majority of the season with the Texas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eaves Ready to Join and Contribute to Up-Tempo Stars

Last Tuesday, as he was about to begin a conference call with media to discuss what had been a busy and productive day for the Dallas Stars on the opening day of NHL free agency, Stars general manager Jim Nill said almost as an aside that the club's final move of the day was that they had signed veteran winger Patrick Eaves to a one-year deal. Eaves, 30, had of course spent the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Jason Spezza Introduced In Dallas

Jim Nill talked first about the Dallas Stars then turned it over to Jason Spezza. Watch below... Continue reading "Video- Jason Spezza Introduced In Dallas"
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spezza introduced as member of Stars

DALLAS - During his introductory press conference on Monday morning at American Airlines Center, newly-acquired Dallas Stars center Jason Spezza donned the club's trademark Victory Green with his new number, 90. But no matter the color or number he wears, the bottom line for him wanting to come to Dallas and join the Stars was simple. "Yeah, I think there's a lot of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars will do nothing on defense this summer; Jim Nill says it's all part of his plan

Like a wine stain on a wedding gown, the Stars’ defense still has many fans seeing red. While general manager Jim Nill put some zing in his second line and added an admirable project at backup goalie this week, he didn’t touch the defense. That’s right, nothing. And haven’t you been hearing for the last four years that the blueline is where this team needs the most attention...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Nill Trusts His Youngsters On Defense

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Like a wine stain on a wedding gown, the Stars’ defense still has many fans seeing red. While general manager Jim Nill put some zing in his second line and added an admirable project at backup goalie this week, he didn’t touch the defense. That’s right, nothing. And haven’t you been hearing for the last four years that...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Fiddler spurns better offers, re-signs with Stars to partake in Jim Nill's makeover

Vernon Fiddler took less money Wednesday to come back to the Dallas Stars, and that’s what the “culture” of Jim Nill’s makeover can create. “Honestly, I had better offers. But I wanted to stay with this team and finish the job,” Fiddler said after signing a two-year deal that will pay him $1 million next season and $1.5 million in 2015-16. “There is a real attraction...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Fiddler Had Better Offers But Returns To Dallas

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Vernon Fiddler took less money Wednesday to come back to the Dallas Stars, and that’s what the “culture” of Jim Nill’s makeover can create. “Honestly, I had better offers. But I wanted to stay with this team and finish the job,” Fiddler said after signing a two-year deal that will pay him $1 million next season and...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Stars Now Have Offensive Options

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, The Stars coach was asked what he felt he could do with his two new “top-six” forwards Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky, and he answered with bemusement. “Well,” he said with a chuckle, “I think the options are almost limitless.” When Stars general manager Jim Nill made a trade early Tuesday to acquire Spezza from the...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tick Tock: After 85 minutes, “We Like Our Team”

Hi. Good morning. I think this is going really well. You? Jim Nill's having a nice day. He used to work for the Wings. Steve Yzerman's having a good week. He used to be a Wing. Pittsburgh's having a decent day. We don't like them much. And Kenny? Jack Squat. Continue reading "Tick Tock: After 85 minutes, “We Like Our Team”"
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nill makes another bold move as Stars acquire Spezza

The Dallas Stars and general manager Jim Nill wasted little time in making their first move in NHL free agency. Tuesday morning the Stars acquired veteran center Jason Spezza from the Senators in a deal that sent Alex Chiasson plus two others to Ottawa. Spezza, 31, has one year remaining on his current contract with the Senators and was set to be an unrestricted free agent next summer...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza Dealt to the Dallas Stars

After Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill appeared on Dallas/Fort Worth radio yesterday and admitted to his interest in acquiring Jason Spezza, the Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators have agreed to a trade involving the Senators’ center. Jason Spezza has been dealt to the Dallas Stars pending a trade call. Involves substantial prospects and avails cash for other trades. #Sens —...
Via The 6th Sens
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas GM Jim Nill Speaks: Talks Spezza Trade

  The Dallas Stars have been linked to the Ottawa Senators in rumours involving Senators center Jason Spezza. Their general manager, Jim Nill, was on Dallas/Fort Worth radio this morning on The Ticket 1310 talking at length about his desire to acquire a second line center and most importantly, he even confirmed his very real interest in acquiring Spezza (amongst other unnamed players...
Via The 6th Sens
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars add young blueliners to talent stockpile

The Dallas Stars took six defensemen with their eight picks Saturday in Rounds 2-7 of the NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The moves came a day after the Stars selected defenseman Julius Honka with their first-round pick. “It was just kind of how the draft worked out. It wasn’t something we were concentrating on at all,” director of amateur scouting Joe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars select young Finn with 14th overall pick

While the pile of young defensive talent is large in the Dallas Stars’ organization, defensive talent with a right-handed shot was hard to come by last season. The Stars beefed up that area by taking Julius Honka with the 14th overall pick in the first round of Friday’s NHL Draft in Philadelphia. Honka, an 18-year-old from Finland, gives the Stars a right-handed shot with a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: preparing for the 1st round, trade talk & a final round of mock drafts

The first post-Jim Nill draft is going to be particularly interesting to me... But given the amount of trade talk we've been hearing, you and I might end up waiting as long to watch the Red Wings make the 15th overall pick  this evening (or trade down, as RedWingsCentral's suggested; the first round takes place this evening at 7 PM EDT, on NBCSN and TSN; rounds 2-7 take...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Preparing for a Dallas-vs-Detroit, Nill-vs-Wright draft dynamic

I miss Jim Nill. The Red Wings miss Jim Nill. Nill was an absolutely fantastic "cheerful cop" to Ken Holland's "keep-them-expectations low-in-a-very-intense-way" cop, and his gregarious, easy-going and ever-optimistic nature lit up a room. At last summer's development camp and during training camp, it was very evident that Nill's ability to smooth...
Via Kukla's Korner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The NHL draft is an exercise in relinquishing control

ESPN's Scott Burnside penned a fascinating article about the NHL draft as witnessed through the eyes of general managers and assistant general managers, including Toronto Maple Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle, Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen, Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon, Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald and Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill. Nill suggests...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Announce Compliance Buyout On Aaron Rome

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the club used a compliance buyout, as allowed by the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, on defenseman Aaron Rome. Rome had one year remaining on his current, three-year contract with Dallas.  Rome, 30, earned one assist in 25 games with Dallas during the 2013-14 regular season, and appeared in one postseason...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues must compete for scoring help

The Blues are looking for offensive help. But so are two Central Division rivals, Nashville and Dallas. New Predators coach Peter Laviolette is an offensive-minded coach. He doesn't want to cobble together an offense with a bunch of 35-point forwards, as predecessor Barry Trotz often did. Stars GM Jim Nill is in the market for a strong No. 2 center to play behind Tyler Seguin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Sign Forward Gemel Smith to Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that forward Gemel Smith has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Smith, 20, registered a career-best 75 points (37-38=75) in 69 regular-season games during the 2013-14 regular season, splitting time between London and Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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