STARS MAILBAG: Prospects and roster depth. Presented by Pro Stock Hockey

I need to make a slight modification to last week’s mailbag. Last week we discussed the Dallas Stars potential lineup if the team were to play baseball. And in that lineup I had Stephen Johns playing right field and hitting cleanup. After posting that lineup I was informed that Stephen Johns actually played center field […]

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How the Dallas Stars landed the 2018 NHL Draft

It’s been an important summer for the Dallas Stars. After lofty expectations heading into the 2016-7 season the Stars were one of the NHL’s biggest disappointments. The team was never really in playoff contention and all momentum gained from a second-round playoff appearance and the NHL’s highest-scoring offense in 2016 came to a screeching halt.

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Final notes from Chicago: Early success, news on Nichushkin, and 2018 draft in Dallas

CHICAGO — Greetings from the Midway International Airport where I’m waiting for a flight back to Texas after the NHL Entry Draft. As a quick recap, the Dallas Stars had one of the more successful drafts here in Chicago. The Stars snagged the No. 1 target on their draft board, Miro Heiskanen, with the third-overall […]

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Dallas Stars happy to draft Jason Robertson, a first-round talent in second round

CHICAGO — The Dallas Stars went into the second round of the NHL Entry Draft with a firm belief they’d still be able to draft a first-round talent with 39th overall pick. Turns out they were right after picking Kingston Frotenacs left wing Jason Robertson, a scoring winger that had 42 goals and 81 points […]

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Dallas Stars trade up and select Jake Oettinger with the No. 26 pick

CHICAGO — The Dallas Stars traded with the Chicago Blackhawks to move up to the No. 26 spot in the first round and selected goalie Jake Oettinger. Here is my scouting report from the draft guide: Jake Oettinger will likely be the first goalie drafted and his freshman season at Boston University helped prove he’s […]

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STARS NOTES: Potential trade value for No. 3 pick; why Barnes and Fraser are assistant coaches

CHICAGO — Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill is getting calls and the No. 3 pick in Friday’s draft is still available, for the right cost. “There’s a value,” Nill said. “We like the spot where in. If there is something that makes sense we’d do it. I’m not going to make the move for […]

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