Dallas Morning News ""I think it's healthy competition. I've spoken to both of them. They both want to win. In the end, it's about winning. We're in a very, very tough conference. It's a tough conference competition-wise and then a tough conference travel-wise. When we start to have back-to-back games; when we play..." August 02
TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29
NHL.com "Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said his injured right knee is healing and he expects to open training camp without a brace. "I want to go free," Seguin told The Dallas Morning News on Monday. "I'm sure you can use a smaller brace or a lighter brace, but they say that once you start relying..." July 28
Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25
NHL.com "Stephen Johns was traded by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Dallas Stars along with Patrick Sharp earlier this month, but unlike Sharp, the defenseman is no lock for an NHL roster spot. "I am just going to be like every other guy here, battling for a spot, competing and doing whatever I can,"..." July 23
Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22
TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22
The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20
Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20
NHL.com "The Dallas Stars are admittedly measuring themselves against the Chicago Blackhawks, so the comparison from general manager Jim Nill was not out of the blue. "The Benns and Seguins remind me of [Jonathan] Toews and [Patrick] Kane when they were 22, 23, 24 years of age," Nill told the Dallas..." July 19
The Score "Rich Peverley's future remains up in the air. The unrestricted free agent, whose contract with the Dallas Stars expired on July 1, is still undecided about whether he'll return to the NHL as a player, agent Allain Roy told Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. Peverley, who turned 33 early in..." July 19
Dallas Morning News "Stars GM Jim Nill joined TSN Drive earlier this week. Here are some highlights from the interview. On Valeri Nichushkin: “We’re expecting big things from him. That’s the other thing with our team. Last year we lost Nichushkin and Patrik Nemeth, he’s a big 6-foot-3, 220-pound defenseman. We..." July 19
CBS Sports "The Dallas Stars have a lot of promising pieces in place for the 2015-16 season and should once again be one of the highest scoring teams in the NHL with an impressive group of forwards that was only made stronger with the recent addition of Patrick Sharp. The defense, on the other hand, is..." July 18
Sportsnet "Patrick Sharp will see a familiar face at training camp. Unrestricted free agent Johnny Oduya signed a two-year, $7.5-million contract with the Dallas Stars Wednesday, the club announced. The former Chicago Blackhawks defenceman spent two weeks on the open market and reportedly fielded..." July 15
NHL.com "The Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets are among the teams attempting to sign unrestricted free agent defenseman Johnny Oduya, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. Oduya, 33, played the past three-plus seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, winning the Stanley Cup twice...." July 15
Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14
Pro Hockey Talk "Everyone knows that Johnny Oduya‘s first choice is to remain with the Chicago Blackhawks. But the 33-year-old defenseman can’t wait around forever for GM Stan Bowman to clear the cap space. If it’s not the ‘Hawks, the Stars — with a young, inexperienced defense that doesn’t have veteran Trevor..." July 14
Chicago Tribune "There was never any doubt that Patrick Sharp would answer his phone this summer and be informed he was no longer a member of the Blackhawks. The call from Hawks general manager Stan Bowman finally came Friday night and it triggered a wave of emotions from a player who appeared in 679 games with..." July 12
Chicago Tribune "During the two previous salary-cap purges following Blackhawks Stanley Cup championships, general manager Stan Bowman had managed to avoid disrupting the team’s core group of players. That all changed as the Blackhawks' core was breached with the highly-anticipated trade of alternate captain..." July 11
CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09
Defending Big D "Dallas' 2011 first round pick and giant defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has been re-signed by the NHL club to a one year deal. You can read the official release here. Mike Heika believes Oleksiak signed for $875,000: I believe it is one-year at $875,000 and Oleksiak is arbitration eligible next..." July 09
The Score "Dallas Stars captain and reigning Art Ross Trophy winner Jamie Benn is hot on the recovery trail in his return from surgery on both hips. Benn was on the ice for the second time Tuesday following his post-season procedures. The surgeries were supposed to include a four-to-five month recovery..." July 08
Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07
NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06
TSN "The Anaheim Ducks signed free-agent forward Shawn Horcoff to a one-year, $1.75 million contract according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The 36-year-old scored 11 goals and added 18 assists over 76 games with the Dallas Stars in 2014-15, his second year with the club." July 02
Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have reportedly reached an agreement with forward Patrick Eaves on a one-year deal worth $1.15 million. " July 01
CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29
San Jose Mercury News "Antti Niemi won't be exploring unrestricted free agency, after all. Niemi signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Stars on Monday worth $13.5 million over three years for an annual salary cap hit of $4.5 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The 31-year-old Niemi, who was..." June 29
The #stars are "very close" to a contract with Antti Niemi, per Jim Nill.
Dallas Morning News "The Stars on Friday decided to use their own board and not go with perception that was in the national media. With highly-ranked forwards Mathew Barzal and Kyle Connor available, the Stars decided instead to go with Russian forward Denis Gurianov, who was 28th in a consensus ranking of all of..." June 27
Sportsnet "The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights of goaltender Antti Niemi from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh-round pick (193rd overall) in 2015, the team confirmed on Saturday. " June 27
NYR have been offered a 1st rounder for Talbot. Not from Oilers or Flames. Dallas, SJ and Florida still involved. 1st isn't a deal maker.
NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25
Dallas Morning News "While rumors have been coming out of Chicago that the Stars are among the suitors for Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, one source said that’s not the case. Sharp, 33, is a talented player, but he has a salary cap hit of $5.9 million for the next two seasons, which is why the Blackhawks would..." June 25
CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24
CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24
CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23
Defending Big D "The NHL draft is this week, and there are are bound to be some eye-popping things happening either before or during the proceedings. Some teams have extra picks to use as leverage, and other teams have position logjams that make the draft an ideal place to make a trade that also replenishes their..." June 23
CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23
Talbot trade watch continues. Expect he gets traded this week. Buf, Edmtn, SJ and Dallas in the mix. Great contract requires high return.
Dallas Morning News "Stars GM Jim Nill has confirmed that he has told both Shawn Horcoff and Scott Glennie that they will not be returning. Horcoff, 36, can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He said at the end of the season that he thought the team would be moving in a different direction. Nill said with..." June 19
Cam Talbot is a hot commodity. Edmtn, Cgy, SJ, Dallas + Florida have expressed interest. Multiple trade offers. First 3 most likely targets.
Dallas Morning News "I’m hearing Campbell’s deal is a two-way contract where he will get paid at a rate of $650,000 per season for games played in the NHL and $90,000 for games played in the minors. Here is the press release: FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has..." June 18
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka to a two-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed. Jokipakka made his NHL debut this past season and notched 10 assists in 51 games. He also had three goals and two assists in 19 games for the club's American Hockey..." June 17
Dallas Stars sign D Patrik Nemeth to two-year contract extension and sign G Jack Campbell to one-year contract extension.
Dallas Morning News "As an organization, the Stars are leaning toward trusting their kids and not overspending in free agency, but GM Jim Nill has said on several occasions that he is going to use every avenue to make this team better, and free agency is a valuable tool. As much as the top players do get overpaid..." June 13
NHL.com "Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites, in conjunction with FOX Sports Southwest Senior Vice President and General Manager Jon Heidtke, and Vice President and Market Manager of Cumulus Media, Dallas/Fort Worth Dan Bennett, announced today that the team has hired long-time play-by-play announcer..." June 12
The Score "Jim Nill is studying up on goalies. As the NHL Draft approaches, the Dallas Stars general manager is in the process of determining the best course of action for his club following a season in which his goalies posted a combined save percentage of .895, ahead of only the Edmonton..." June 10
Stars goaltending prospect Philippe Desrosiers was named the Canadian Hockey League's Goaltender of the Year.