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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Can Hanzal and Methot Help Fix the Penalty Kill?
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The Dallas Stars already know they will not win another regular season unless their league-worst penalty kill improves. If they want to make another Stanley Cup run, GM Jim Nill estimates they will need a minimum top-12 special-teams performance — which means a steep improvement on the PK will be critical. Martin Hanzal knows exactly […]

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Hanzal believes Stars will be a ‘winning team’
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If there was a theme to the Dallas Stars’ off-season, it was to getting bigger and meaner. Bringing back Ken Hitchcock was a big step in that direction. As you can see, Hanzal was especially effusive in his praise of Jamie Benn, deeming him a “top-five player” in the NHL.

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Stars check off biggest summer need by overhauling system's goaltending
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In a summer of change, the Stars' biggest redecorating came in goal. It was badly needed. Dallas added the top goalie available at the NHL level in Ben Bishop, took the top goalie available in the draft in Jake Oettinger, added an experienced veteran to shore up the AHL team in Mike McKenna, and hired […]

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Notebook: Nichushkin hoping to return to Stars for 2018-19 season
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Valeri Nichushkin will play in Russia this season but is expected to return to the NHL for the 2018-19 season, his agent confirmed Friday in an email. Nichushkin signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2016 when he and the Stars could not come to terms on a restricted […]

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Umberger joins Stars on pro tryout
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R.J. Umberger is hoping to resume his hockey career with the Dallas Stars. The veteran forward, who did not play during the 2016-17 season, has agreed to a professional tryout offer with the Stars, the team confirmed. Umberger last skated in the NHL in 2016, when he spent two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers after […]

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Unlikely comeback? Stars hand R.J. Umberger tryout offer
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Ken Hitchcock once again becoming head coach of the Dallas Stars might not be the least likely “comeback” associated with the team during this turbulent off-season. Not if R.J. Umberger can rejuvenate his career. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline

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Texas Stars release 2017-18 schedule
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CEDAR PARK, Texas – The MLB All-Star Game is in the books, so it’s time to start thinking about hockey! The Texas Stars, AHL affiliate for the Dallas Stars, released their 2017-18 schedule on Tuesday. The Stars will have 28 Friday or Saturday home games, including seven against the San Antonio Rampage, their I-35 rival. […]

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NHL Notes: Radek Faksa re-signs with Stars on 3-year contract
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FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars have re-signed young center Radek Faksa to a $6.6 million, three-year contract.Faksa is coming off his first full NHL season, when he had 12 goals and 21 assists in 80 games. The 23-year-old center was drafted 13th overall

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Stars sign ‘200-foot player’ Faksa: three years, $6.6M
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The Dallas Stars signed forward Radek Faksa to a three-year, $6.6 million deal on Monday. Faksa, 23, was the 13th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. Faksa averaged more than 16 minutes of ice time per night in 2016-17, constituting a significant surge in his sophomore campaign.

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Stars re-sign Faksa to 3-year, $6.6M contract
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The Dallas Stars have re-signed restricted free agent Radek Faksa to a three-year contract worth $6.6 million, the club announced Monday. Faksa, 23, is coming off his first full NHL season, in which he recorded 12 goals and 21 assists in 80 games, averaging 16:10 per night. “We’re thrilled to have Radek locked in for […]

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Stars won’t rush Heiskanen’s development, says Nill
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Miro Heiskanen hasn’t even turned 18 years old yet, and already he’s under contract. The Dallas Stars signed the third overall pick to an entry-level contract yesterday, taking another official step with the talented defenseman, who joins a pool of skilled blue liners that also includes Julius Honka and John Klingberg. It’s a selection and […]

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Stars sign No. 3 overall pick Heiskanen to entry-level contract
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The Dallas Stars announced on Saturday that they have signed their first-round pick, 17-year-old defenseman Miro Heiskanen, to a three-year entry level contract. The Stars were in a position to pick him after moving up four spots in the NHL draft lottery. The obvious long-term goal for the Stars is for Heiskanen, a left-handed shot […]

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