Stars Daily September 24: Oleksiak continues excellence, what does that mean?

On Friday Ken Hitchcock said he’s moved into the second phase of roster construction for his NHL team. Instead of looking to make cuts, now the Stars are looking for players to step up, grab roles, and earn their spots. Theoretically it’s a somewhat open competition for NHL jobs and Hitchcock will force management to […]

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Morning Skate: Spezza and Smith to make preseason debut, Lehtonen starts for Stars

The Dallas Stars will play their third preseason game this evening on the road against the St. Louis Blues. Jason Spezza and Gemel Smith will both play in their first preseason game. For Spezza it’s a chance to get his legs moving after being held out the first two preseason games. It is Smith’s first […]

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Stars Daily September 23: Dealing with an information overload

Fans and media members are going to get a bit of an information overload this season with Ken Hitchcock coaching the Dallas Stars. While Lindy Ruff was more reserved and kept things close to the vest, for example he would never even discuss starting goalies, Hitchcock enjoys sharing information. He likes to have lengthy chats […]

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Wrong Side of the Red Line Podcast: Mike McKenna on music, food, goaltending, and a tribute to Dimebag Darrell

I wanted to add another element to the podcast this season and include more player interviews. After sitting down with Mike McKenna on Thursday I think it’s off to a great start. In a wide-ranging conversation McKenna discussed everything from the music selection at American Airlines Center, a deep dive into goaltending techniques, goalie equipment, […]

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September 22 Stars Daily: Don’t overreact to a preseason loss by the “B Team”

The Dallas Stars lost 5-1 to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night and you shouldn’t overreact to the loss. For one, you should never overreact to any preseason results, in the grand scheme of these things these games don’t count. You also have to look at the Stars lineup, which heavily relied on likely AHL […]

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Morning Skate: Stars fielding “prove it” lineup in second preseason game

FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars second preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche is a “prove it” moment for several of the players suiting up against the Colorado Avalanche. After rolling out a veteran group against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, Ken Hitchcock is leaning on a group of younger players, likely AHLers, and […]

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September 21 Stars Daily: Preseason slashing crack down could have benefits

Penalties have defined the first week of the NHL preseason. There were 19 combined minor penalties when the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Tuesday. Watching a handful of preseason games on Wednesday evening it was more of the same, lots of penalties and ensuing frustrations by the players. It’s certainly detracted […]

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