NHL 2017 Year in review: April

2017 has been quite a busy year in the hockey world. There have been several big trades, the first expansion team in over 15 years, and much more. Over the coming days, PHR will take a look back at the top stories from around the game on a month-by-month basis. Next up is a look at April.Coaching Firings: As is often the case following the end of the season, quite a few teams decided...
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December 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars: Is Ken Hitchcock the key to success?

The Dallas Stars made their first change of the offseason this week, hiring Ken Hitchcock as their head coach. They previously fired Lindy Ruff after the Stars put on a highly disappointing 2016-17 season. Under Ruff, the Stars went 34-37-11 this season and only earned 79 points. They ended up in 6th place within the Central Division, far from the top spot that they earned last year...
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April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars: Lindy Ruff let go

The Dallas Stars opted to not make a move similar to teams like Boston and Montreal mid-season with the head coach and stuck it out with Lindy Ruff to finish out the year. The lack of movement was meet with a lot of criticism, but Dallas stuck out the contract and allowed the partnership to go out on cleaner terms. It was announced Ruff would not be returning to Dallas like many...
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April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars: Parting ways with Lindy Ruff

Despite having a strong run last season, the Dallas Stars were unable to renew their success this year and appeared very lackluster in many of their games. They closed the season with a 4-3 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night, placing 6th in the Central Division. They ultimately went 34-37-11 for the season, earning 79 points. The stats show just how much the team...
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April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Trotz, Ruff, Gallant are Jack Adams Award finalists

NEW YORK (AP) Washington's Barry Trotz, Dallas' Lindy Ruff and Florida's Gerard Gallant are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL coach who has ''contributed the most to his team's success.'' Members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association voted at the end regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the...
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May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

A playoff twist: Ruff coaching Stars vs. Hitchcock's Blues

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The irony is not lost on Lindy Ruff as his Dallas Stars prepare for their second-round playoff series against Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues. These coaches have a much different relationship after two Olympic gold medals together with Team Canada. ''I learned a lot, learned actually at the end to like him,'' Ruff said, acknowledging the two had some...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Can the Dallas Stars keep up their two-goalie system?

Get past the talk about the piping hot start and about Tyler Seguin's offensive surge — the whole team's offense, really — and the next big topic coming out of Dallas Stars' camp has been about who will get the starting job between the pipes.During the early stretch of the Stars' 2015-2016 campaign, they have alternated between longtime starter Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi, whom...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars coach Ruff criticizes team for 'playing pond hockey'

The Dallas Stars entered camp this fall vowing to be better on offense, but that mission is not going well so far. The Stars lost 4-1 on Tuesday night and have now allowed 20 goals over five preseason games while compiling a 1-4-0 record. Dallas coach Lindy Ruff is not happy. "It was disappointing," Ruff said to reporters after Tuesday's loss. "We didn't compete hard enough. I thought...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Solving the Stars’ goaltending dilemma

Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff made his dissatisfaction with goaltender Kari Lehtonen public after Friday’s morning practice. “We need him to be better,” said Ruff according to Mark Stepneski. “It seems like every night the other goalie is out-dueling us.” This sentiment is shared by many Stars’ fans who expected more on ice success following […] The post Solving the Stars’ goaltending...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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