STARS MAILBAG: Training camp, Gurianov, Caamano, Radulov, and special teams

Earlier this week I was sorting through the basement of my parent’s house in Michigan and came across my first published story. It was the fall issue of the George Washington Middle School student newspaper and I had written an NHL preview for the 2002-03 season. There was a sentence about each team and as […]

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Q&A: Jim Bedard discusses new role as Stars director of goalie development

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Back in May the Dallas Stars hired Jim Bedard as their new new Director of Goalie Development. Bedard spent the majority of his career as the Detroit Red Wings goalie coach. He left Detroit after the 2015-16 season and spent last season as the goalie coach for the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires, […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Heiskanen, potential lines, and it’s game day in Traverse City

After five long months it’s finally game day. No, the NHL team won’t have formal opening night until Oct. 6. But this afternoon at 3:30 ET (2:30 CT) the Dallas Stars prospects will face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first game of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. The game may be played […]

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It’s early, but Roope Hintz is already grabbing the Stars attention

At an informal skate in Frisco last week Roope Hintz put on a minor puck-handling clinic during a small-sided three-on-three scrimmage. He picked up the puck behind his net, angled his body to protect it as he charged forward, slipped the puck around another defender’s stick, and ended up with complete possession behind the opposite […]

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Breaking down the Dallas Stars Traverse City Prospect Tournament roster

The Dallas Stars announced their roster for the Traverse City Prospects Tournament on Tuesday, unveiling a roster with 11 official prospects and 11 free agent invitees. On the roster the noticeable omission is Miro Heiskanen, the Stars top prospect and No. 3 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. Heiskanen sustained an injury last week in […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Hockey in Houston? And Honka is actually good

I think we’ve finally reached the offseason. Sure, the Dallas Stars haven’t played since April, but the past three months have been rather busy with a new coach, expansion draft, NHL entry draft, trades, free agency, and development camp. The Stars have their roster set (Jamie Oleksiak’s RFA deal is the final contract to sign, […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Some (minor) Nichushkin clarity, future blue lines, and prospect talk

The mailbag is loaded this week, no need for an intro. Let’s just dive in… Could we see Valeri Nichushkin return to the NHL after the KHL season ends like Radulov did in 2012? — Brian Myers (@FlockofOxen) July 12, 2017 This a very good question and something I was wondering myself, especially after Vladimír […]

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Passed over in the NHL draft, Bayreuther working on having last laugh with Stars

FRISCO, Texas — He was never drafted, but the NHL Draft was the best thing to happen to Gavin Bayreuther’s career. During his draft-eligible years every team passed on the left-handed defender. Looking at raw numbers that means during a three-year span NHL teams as a whole believed there were at least 610 better prospects […]

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