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Hanzal signs three-year deal in Dallas
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Martin Hanzal is on to his third team in less than a year. The 30-year-old center has signed with the Dallas Stars for three years, with a reported cap hit of $4.75 million. In February, Hanzal was dealt from Arizona to Minnesota in a deal that cost the Wild a first-round draft pick and more.

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Martin Hanzal to Dallas, trying to do what he couldn’t with Wild
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This is why the Minnesota Wild made a bold move to acquire Martin Hanzal at the trade deadline last season: To give them three strong centers in their lineup. Hanzal, 30, is a hulking 6-foot-5, wins faceoffs and had 39 points in 71 games last season. Which is to say he’s a piece of the […]

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Patrick Sharp rejoining Blackhawks in free-agent deal, per reports
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After two seasons with the Dallas Stars, left winger Patrick Sharp is returning to the Chicago Blackhawks on a free-agent contract, according to multiple reports. No contract details were released, but Sharp joins the contingent of former Blackhawks reuniting in Chicago, after Brandon Saad was traded to the team by the Columbus Blue Jackets last […]

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Stars acquire defenseman Marc Methot in a trade with Vegas
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Marc Methot could go from playing with Erik Karlsson to pairing up with another young Swedish defenseman after a trade to the Dallas Stars. Dallas acquired the 32-year-old Methot from the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday for goaltending prospect Dylan Ferguson and a 2020 second-round pick. The teams announced the deal less than a week […]

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Stars make Niemi buyout official, cap hit to cover 2 seasons
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The Dallas Stars have announced their buyout of the final year of goalie Antti Niemi's contract, a plan that will spread the $3 million payment over two seasons for an annual salary cap hit of $1.5 million. The ninth-year player became expendable after Ben Bishop was acquired in a trade that will likely make him […]

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Antti Niemi finally getting bought out by Dallas Stars
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The Dallas Stars finally learned their lesson after this season about sub-par goaltending. Now, they’re finally bidding farewell to one of their aforementioned sub-par goalies, Antti Niemi, who will have the final year of his misbegotten contact bought out after being placed on waivers. Niemi is scheduled to make $4.5 million in 2017-18, and league rules […]

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AP Source: Stars waive goalie Niemi and plan to buy him out
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A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Dallas Stars have placed goalie Antti Niemi on waivers with the intention to buy out the final year of his contract. The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity on Monday because the Stars have not […]

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Trade: Vegas sends Marc Methot to Stars
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After being selected in the expansion draft Marc Methot‘s stay with the Vegas Golden Knights was a very brief one. The veteran defenseman was traded to the Dallas Stars on Monday evening in exchange for a 2020 second-round draft pick and goalie prospect Dylan Ferguson. Ferguson was just selection by the Stars this past weekend […]

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PHT Morning Skate: 6 teams that have work to do before the start of free agency
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–USA Today looks at six teams that have some work to do before the free-agent market opens on July 1st. The Coyotes are gonna need to find a new coach, Vegas will have to keep tweaking their roster and the New York Rangers still need that puck-moving defenseman. –The Dallas Stars have been searching for […]

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Jason Robertson goes from life in an RV to Dallas Stars
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Jason Robertson was wearing his bright green Dallas Stars jersey, given to him by general manager Jim Nill after he was selected at No. 39 overall on the second day of the NHL Draft in Chicago. Robertson laughs, awkwardly, careful not to offend anyone affiliated with the franchise that selected him. “No, no: Dallas is […]

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Stars hope they got a second-round steal in Robertson
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On a Kingston Frontenacs squad that really struggled to score, Jason Robertson had 42 goals as a 17-year-old. Nobody else on his team had more than 26 goals. For that reason, the Dallas Stars are hoping they got a steal in the second round of the NHL Entry Draft.

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Report: Rangers to hire Lindy Ruff as an assistant coach
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Lindy Ruff’s time with the Dallas Stars ended in April following a disappointing regular season, but it appears he’s found another coaching gig in the NHL. Per Larry Brooks of the New York Post, a deal has not been done yet, however, Ruff will join the Rangers as an assistant coach on Alain Vigneault’s staff.

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