RADEK FAKSA NEWS

Big year looming for Stars prospect Faksa

FRISCO, Texas -- At this time one year ago, Radek Faksa was going through his first development camp as a member of the Dallas Stars organization. The young center from the Czech Republic had gone 13th overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and was set to begin his professional career. Faksa, 19, spent most of last season with Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League and despite a knee...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL 2013 Draft: A Closer Look at the Stars Picks

Draft day is always an interesting time, but this draft for Dallas was especially interesting, mostly due to the Valeri Nichushkin draft pick. The rest of the draft day continued to be a bit odd as the Stars took a goalie early and used most of the other draft picks on left wings. The team probably didn’t add as many centers or defensemen as fans may have hoped for, but the...
Via Stars of Big D
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Sizing up pick No. 10 for the Dallas Stars

I take great pride in following the local NHL club in the offseason, as it is a personal passion of mine more than it is a job. Now, I will tell you with great confidence that I am not qualified to give you much more than I usually do - which is a feel for the Top 15 or so spots in the draft. Sadly, for the last several years, the Stars have been in that range so this has turned...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL, CHL Report and the Week Ahead: 4/15-4/21

Texas Stars The new look Texas Stars had a nice week, winning two of three games and maintaining their overall lead in the Western Conference. They clinched the division title with their win on Sunday night. The Stars really outplayed their opponents in all three games and probably should have won their first game of the week. They outshot Charlotte by a 47-32 margin but...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL, CHL report and the Week Ahead 4/8-4/14

Texas Stars A revamped Texas team had a rather pedestrian week, going 1-2-0 in a three games in three nights set over the weekend. The losses proved to be inconsequential this past week though as the Stars officially clinched a playoff spot and are still holding strong as the number one seed in the Western Conference. The Stars had a bunch of new, or returning, faces on the...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL, CHL report and the Week Ahead 3/18-3/24

Texas Stars The Stars finally got themselves back into the win column last week with two wins in three games (points in all three games). Texas had been riding a five game losing streak so it’s good to see them back and successful again. Jack Campbell was the man of the week as he started two games and played a majority of the third game. Cris Nilstorp started the first...
Via Stars of Big D
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL, CHL report and the Week Ahead 3/11-3/17

Texas Stars Texas had another tough week as they lost both of their games last week to extend their losing streak to five games. One of those losses was in the shootout so they did manage at least one point. Jack Campbell and Cristopher Nilstorp split starts last week and both guys struggled. Campbell was pulled midway through the second period of his start after allowing...
Via Stars of Big D
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL, CHL report and the week ahead 3/4-3/10

Texas Stars Texas had their first bad week in a looooong time as they lost all three of their games last week (one shootout loss) to snap their five game winning streak. The losses (two to OKC and one to Chicago) constitute the first three game losing streak the Stars have had since the very beginning of the season. Texas is still first in the overall standings, but they’ve...
Via Stars of Big D
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL, CHL report and the week ahead 2/25-3/3

Texas Stars At this point everyone is just left to wonder how the hell Texas is doing this. Despite the continued line shuffling and call-ups to Dallas and just the general roster turnover, the Texas Stars managed to win all three of their games last week (all on the road). The Stars have now won five in a row (six of their last seven) and sit atop the AHL standings. They...
Via Stars of Big D
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL and CHL Prospect Report and The Week Ahead 1/14-1/20

Texas Stars January has been very kind to the Texas Stars as they ran their winning streak to a season high six games. It’s even more impressive when you consider that the Stars had their roster gutted for their final game of the week as good chunk of the roster went up to Dallas for training camp and they were playing three games in three days. Goaltending was the story...
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

CHL Prospect Report, Overseas Roundup and The Week Ahead 11/26-12/2

Texas Stars Some steam left the Texas Stars train last week. The Stars were heading into the week on a three-game winning streak but ended up losing two of three games last week (one in overtime). Cristopher Nilstorp's back-to-back shutouts were quickly forgotten as he gave up six goals in the Wednesday game against the OKC Barons. Nilstorp started all three games and ended...
Via Stars of Big D
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

CHL Prospect Report, Overseas Roundup and The Week Ahead 11/19-11/25

Texas Stars To put it succinctly, it was the Cristopher Nilstorp show last week for the Texas Stars. Nilstorp put up back-to-back shutouts (including a 1-0 shootout win in which he stopped eight of nine attempts) and carried the Stars to their longest win streak of the year (three games). Nilstorp might have been fired up by the competition that Josh Robinson presented in his recent...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Report, Overseas Roundup and The Week Ahead 11/5-11/11

Texas Stars The Stars had only one game last week and it didn't go so well as they lost 4-1 to the Grand Rapids Griffins. It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Stars as they've lost five of their last six games (allowing at least four goals in all those losses) and the same problems keep cropping up. A listless power play (0 for 7 against the Griffins, now 3 for...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Lives Despite Lockout: 2012-13 OHL Fantasy Box Pool

By Brendan Ross (@RossyYoungblood) The dark clouds continue to cast an ugly shadow on the National Hockey League as the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is set to expire on September 15th, at which point the NHL will officially “lockout” for the second time in the past decade. The work stoppage will certainly impact hockey fans across the globe as passionate followers...
Via The Hockey Guys
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Star Gazing: Prospect Directory and Schedules

In the event of a lockout, I will frequently use this blog space to update the progress of Stars ELC players and prospects playing for the AHL's Texas Stars as well as draftees playing Canadian major junior, NCAA collegiate and European hockey. The following is a list of recent Stars draftees with links to their respective teams' schedules for the 2012-13 season. 2012...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Capitals Draft Outlook

Top 5 Caps Prospects   It’s NHL draft time and the stage is set for the Washington Capitals to start building for the 2012-2013 seasons. The Caps have got a lot of work to do come Friday’s draft, with a stock pile of picks acquired over the past years the team has a league high of 11 picks. I looked over the draft board a few times and did my research and a couple of kids stuck...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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