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Dallas Stars Interested in John Tortorella

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It’s been an offseason of move making and shaking things up for the Dallas Stars. It started with the firing of General Manager Joe Niewendyk and hiring of new GM, former Detroit Red Wings Assistant GM Jim Nill. Since then, Nill has been making things happen, shaking up the front office, firing head coach Glen Gulutzan, and signing 39-year-old defenseman ... Read More »

Stars Streaking Towards Home Ice Advantage

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This time a month ago the Stars were struggling to stay in the race for a playoff spot, more or less a top spot in the Western Conference. Now, they’re 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, earning 19 out of 20 possible points. They’ve shot to the top of the relatively weak Pacific Division and currently sit in 3rd in ... Read More »

The Stars Have a New Owner

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Earlier this morning, a bankruptcy court in Delaware approved the sale of the Dallas Stars to Tom Gaglardi, a Vancouver business man. Gaglardi is the president of Northland Properties Corporation, which owns restaurants and hotels in Canada. He’ll be taking over a team that currently sits atop the Pacific Division at 11-6, despite projections that they would be bottom dwellers ... Read More »

Stars Off to Streaking Start

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The Stars are broke. They lost their best player from a year ago, Brad Richards, to free agency. They have a rookie coach, Glen Gulutzan, who’s only coaching experience has come in the East Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League. Don’t tell them that though, because the Stars became the first team in the NHL to 10 wins ... Read More »

Mike Modano Retires as a Star and an Icon

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In 1988, an 18 year old from Livonia, Michigan became the second ever American born player taken as the first overall pick in the NHL draft. Tomorrow, Mike Modano will officially announce his retirement. Somewhere in between being drafted and his retirement, he became an unlikely icon. It’s not that Modano wasn’t talented enough to be a sports icon in ... Read More »

Chuck Greenberg, Mark Cuban Both Interested in Stars

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Vancouver business-man Tom Gaglardi’s exclusive negotiating period with the Dallas Stars has ended, and a few familiar names have joined the race to own the latest beleaguered DFW sports team. Chuck Greenberg, owner of the Texas Rangers for all of seven months before stepping down, has been approved as a potential buyer for the Dallas Stars. The man known as ... Read More »

Offseason Update: Stars Still Need an Owner

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While the Dallas Stars’ ownership situation remains in limbo, fans can take some relief in knowing that other issues are being solved. For one, the Stars have hired a new head coach, and while it wasn’t any of the names I mentioned here (link to older Stars blog), I can see why Glen Gulutzan seemed like the right hire. First ... Read More »

Stars Fire Marc Crawford, Add to Offseason Laundry List

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The Stars season is over, and earlier today they fired head coach Marc Crawford after two years of sparing us to death with his hair and mediocre hockey. Now, it’s up to Joe Niewendyk to find Crawford’s replacement, adding to the list of things the Stars have on the offseason agenda. Here’s a rundown of everything the Stars need to ... Read More »

Why the Stars will Miss the Playoffs

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After a heartbreaking loss to Anaheim on Wednesday kept the Stars on the wrong side of the 8th spot in the Western Conference, it dawned on me that this team could very well (and probably will) miss the playoffs. But first, a question. If this was any other Dallas team, how would we be reacting to a collapse like this? ... Read More »

Stars Picking up Speed at the Right Time

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I’d like to take a second and thank Joe Nieuwendyk for doing two things. First for trading for defenseman Alex Goligoski, who has come in and had an immediate impact on both ends of the ice. Second, for not trading Brad Richards and effectively ending this season. Granted, the latter is a very risky move. Because Richards becomes a free ... Read More »