How Do Dallas Stars Fans Feel about Jim Nill Right Now?

From blockbuster trades to Kris Russell, Jim Nill has given plenty of reasons for you to have an opinion of his work. Let's tally those opinions. This time last year, Jim Nill had just added Patrick Sharp and Stephen Johns along with Antii Niemi.  The Stars were loaded up, and while goaltending was a big question mark, there was plenty of talent in the tops four and six.  The...
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1 hour ago

Dallas Stars Must Have Passed On Ben Bishop At This Point

As much as it will sting for many Dallas Stars fans, the rumors of trading for a new goaltender need to be extinguished. It doesn’t look like anything will be happening in the near future. It might hurt. It might scare you. It might even make you nauseous. But at this point, it’s the honest […] Dallas Stars Must Have Passed On Ben Bishop At This Point - Blackout Dallas - Blackout...
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4 hours ago

Dallas Stars Are Unjustified Underdogs

The Dallas Stars had an amazing season this past year, yet they still fall under the title of underdog. Why might that be? It’s strange how ending the regular season atop the strongest conference in hockey would have little to no impact on a team’s underdog status. The Dallas Stars had a great season last […] Dallas Stars Are Unjustified Underdogs - Blackout Dallas - Blackout...
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21 hours ago

NHL Season Ticket Prices: How Do The Dallas Stars Compare To Their Division?

Part one of our season ticket pricing comparison looks at Dallas Stars season tickets compared to the Central Division. At the end of each season, teams assess where they are in terms of the market and set season ticket pricing. That pricing is a delicate balance of trying to cover operating expenses, a rising salary cap, and finding the fine line of what the market can bear. Some...
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23 hours ago

Dallas Stars: Five Things Fans Just Don’t Get

In the game of hockey, there’s a lot to wrap your head around, and sometimes, there are things that we just can’t. There are still two full months until the glorious month of Hocktober. You know, when the leaves start to change color, the weather gets cool and crisp, and the air starts to smell […] Dallas Stars: Five Things Fans Just Don’t Get - Blackout Dallas - Blackout...
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1 day ago

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Will the Stars Lean More on Antti Niemi in 2016-17?

Mike Heika says the Stars will look to Antti Niemi in big games. Plus, get to know Devin Shore, and a look at what makes Jim Nill good at his job. In the latest edition of his regular Stars chat, Mike Heika discusses whether the Stars could turn to Antti Niemi over Kari Lehtonen in 2016-17. Question: What's the biggest thing that each goalie needs to improve on the most for this...
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1 day ago

Who Will be the Alternate Hands of the King of the Stars?

The Stars’ decision to let Alex Goligoski and Vern Fiddler walk this summer created openings for two new alternate captains. Goligoski and Fiddler led by example on and off the ice. They leave big shoes (or boots) to fill. Now with captain Jamie Benn signed to an eight-year extension, the Stars must pick his new alternate captains. Or as Game of Thrones fans might say, The Hand...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Stars in Active Negotiations with Valeri Nichushkin

The Dallas Stars are in active negotiations with restricted free agent forward Valeri Nichushkin, according to the club’s general manager, Jim Nill. Following the team’s announcement of the Jamie Benn contract extension, Nill went into detail not only about Benn’s new deal, but also the status of Tyler Seguin and his injury and where they are in talks with RFA Valeri Nichushkin...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

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

Stars sign AHL winger Matej Stransky to one-year deal

Here is the press release:FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Matej Stransky to a one-year, two-way contract. Stransky, 23, registered 39 points (23-16=39) in 74 contests for the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League in 2015-16. His 23 goals and eight power play goals both ranked second on Texas for the regular...
Via SportsDay
9 days ago

Eight more years of Jamie Benn for the Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars are beginning to make a habit of announcing big news at their annual Party in The Park. This time revealing banners from last seasons first place finish in the Western Conference and more importantly announcing the new contract of captain Jamie Benn. Heading into next season Jamie Benn would have been in the final season of his contract, but he had previously stated...
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Dallas Stars: Jamie Benn continues as captain

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn will continue to make an impact in Texas. This Friday, he and the team agreed to an eight-year contract worth $76 million dollars. With that high of a price tag, Benn will be bringing home $9.5 million dollars per year. At first glance, it might seem like a large amount of money to dole onto one player, but Benn has definitely earned it in his time...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Benn signs 8-year extension with Stars

FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension Friday.The team announced the deal a day after Benn had surgery to repair an abdominal muscle injury."The Stars are the only organization I know and Dallas is home to me," Benn said in a statement. "In working with the Gaglardi family and (general manager) Jim Nill, they have...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars: Development camp recap

The Dallas Stars recently held their annual development camp, which included thirty-two players, with eighteen of the players being Dallas Stars prospects. Over the course of the week the players competed in practices and drills ending the week with a thirty-minute 3 on 3 scrimmage. In this recap I will be looking at some of the high profile prospects and which other prospects stood...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Goligoski closing in on five-year deal with Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes’ gamble on trading for Alex Goligoski’s rights might have paid off. Craig Custance of reports Arizona is closing in on a five-year  deal with Goligoski which will be worth around $5.5 million annually. Arizona recently acquired Goligoski’s rights in a deal with the Dallas Star in exchange for a fifth-round pick. Hearing Coyotes and defenseman...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Dallas Stars may wait until regular season to upgrade goalies

The Dallas Stars’ struggle in goal in 2015-16 was evident, but the team might not immediately look for an upgrade between the pipes. Pierre LeBrun of reports Stars general manager Jim Nill might end up upgrading his shoddy goaltending situation in the offseason, but he writes Dallas might be patient in acquiring a goalie and stick with the status quo entering the season...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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