STARS MAILBAG: Seguin, Darling, free agents, journalism, and summer movies

The big news in sports journalism this week came out of ESPN, where close to 100 people lost their jobs. That includes hockey writers Pierre LeBrun, Scott Burnside, and Joe McDonald. Other sports also took a hit as long-time baseball writer Jayson Stark was amongst those axed, and several college football writers were informed they’d […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Coaches, trades, Shin Soo-Choo, and Jamie Benn as Blade?

I covered the Texas Rangers extra-inning 1-0 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. About eight hours before the game ended in the bottom of the 13th inning, I ended up in a hockey conversation with Rangers outfielder/designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo during pre-game media availability. Choo had […]

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Desrosiers returns to AHL and posts shutout, Gurianov scores only goal in 1-0 Texas Stars win

With the 2016-2017 season functionally behind the Texas Stars, Friday’s contest was about giving some of the prospects playing time. Chris Martenet and Phillipe Desrosiers dressed for the game, which saw Desrosiers put on his cape and cowl for a 1-0 shutout victory. The first period was a constipated affair, for lack of a better […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Hitch is back, expansion, free agency, and trading Cody Eakin?

I wanted to start today’s mailbag with a story about Ken Hitchcock, who was introduced as the Dallas Stars head coach at a press conference on Thursday. In October 2015 I was in Traverse City covering the annual prospects tournament hosted by the Detroit Red Wings. Hitchcock, then the St. Louis Blues coach, was watching […]

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Denis Gurianov’s third period goal the difference for Texas Stars in 4-3 win vs the Rampage

Texas didn’t have their Swamp Rabbit recruits, but they did get back some former Dallas Stars. Denis Gurianov was one of the critical returning heroes as Texas escaped the 9th one goal game against San Antonio with Wednesday’s 4-3 win. For the first several minutes of the game, neither team could chamber anything on the […]

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Despite the help of a few Swamp Rabbits, Texas Stars come up short vs. Checkers

The Texas Stars came out firing on all cylinders against the Charlotte Checkers in an effort to rebound from their embarrassing loss on Saturday. Though admiral, offense was still hard to come by as the Checkers took a victory 3-1. Though Texas is ready to get much of their lineup back now that Dallas’ season […]

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