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Videos- Stuff Happening In Boston/Dallas Game

No call on the play and the good news is Patrice Bergeron did return.



Then this to Brad Marchand.

Score is 0-0 after two.

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Video- Fight Of The Night

Josh Anderson and Jamie Benn.


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What’s Wrong With The Toronto Maple Leafs?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

The giddy beginning, that festival of goal scoring and statistic padding, is over.

It isn’t just that Auston Matthews has a bad shoulder. It isn’t just that William Nylander remains in Sweden, the stalemate in contract negotiations continuing.

There is a lot more wrong with the Maple Leafs right now – and that easy march to the post-season and into contention is on hold as rookie general manager Kyle Dubas, veteran coach Mike Babcock and a lineup that is supposed to have more than its showing has lost its way this early in a dream season suddenly going south.

It’s one thing to lose games. It’s another to lose them the way the Leafs are losing. It’s another to be beaten by system and effort and intensity in too many games at home. The Leafs have now won one of their past five games at the Scotiabank Arena. Maybe worse than that is this: Toronto scored just once in the 2-1 loss Thursday night against Dallas. After scoring one goal against Calgary. After scoring in one of three periods against Winnipeg at home. After scoring one goal against St. Louis. After being shut out against Pittsburgh.

That’s 15 home periods of hockey. Toronto goals in three of those periods.


Below, highlights of Toronto's loss to the Dallas Stars.

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Slump Continues For The Anaheim Ducks

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

Another trip to Texas, another second period that went haywire in a hurry, and another lopsided loss to the Dallas Stars. The Ducks were outmuscled, outhustled and outscored in a decisive second period for the second time in 13 days on Thursday at the American Airlines Center.

Final: Dallas 5, Ducks 2.

“We’ve got to play hockey,” Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said. “It’s (expletive) embarrassing. The way we play defense and the way we swing our sticks around and not help our goalie (John Gibson). I got asked the other day if I thought we hung him out to dry and I said, no. My answer has changed now.”

The Ducks chased the game from the early minutes and were soon headed to their fourth consecutive loss and a 5-5-1 record after starting the season by going 5-1-1. The Ducks were outshot 41-25, the eighth consecutive game they’ve given up 30 shots or more.


Game highlights can be viewed below.

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Bekki Nill Brings Joy To Those Around Her

from Scott Burnside of The Athletic,

It​ was spring 2011​ when​ Bekki​ Nill began​ preparing​ to​ die.

There​ was​ a sense​ of​​ calm as she packaged up clothes and shoes that she knew neighbors and friends found attractive.

Friends, some close, some not, many connected through her long involvement with the hockey community, came to visit on days between chemotherapy sessions. Even though Nill knew they were coming ostensibly to say goodbye, she was comforted by the visits.

One day she sat in the backyard in the Detroit area home she shared with her husband, Jim Nill, now the GM of the Dallas Stars but then a senior executive with the Red Wings.

“It was a beautiful day, the birds were chirping and I’m like, I’m going to record these storybooks for these grandkids that I don’t even know but I know that are going to be here and I’m going to miss those opportunities, so I’m just going to set things up for me not being here,” recalled Nill, a mother of three and now grandmother to two toddlers. “And so for a couple of months I planned on preparing to die.”

More than seven years have passed since doctors told the Nill family that Bekki had two-to-four months to live.

And on this night, she sits in a double-suite at the American Airlines Center, arriving with armloads of gift bags for the 17 cancer survivors and their friends or family who will soon arrive to one of the cancer survivors’ nights Bekki organizes at Dallas Stars’ games.

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Video- Boys Will Be Boys Dallas/Winnipeg

19:58 Dallas Marc Methot - Holding - 2 minutes
19:58 Winnipeg Dustin Byfuglien - Cross-checking - 2 minutes
20:00 Winnipeg Adam Lowry - Fighting - 5 minutes
20:00 Dallas Brett Ritchie - Fighting - 5 minutes

Keep an eye on Dustin Byfuglien.


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No More Excuses For The Dallas Stars

from Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News,

Jim Montgomery will be the third coach to try to turn the Benn-Seguin combination into a winning parlay for the playoffs. Lindy Ruff got this team to the second round in 2016 when Seguin was injured for all but one playoff game. Otherwise, the pair made one trip to the playoffs in 2014 but lost in six games to Anaheim.

Seguin drank from the Stanley Cup as a 19 year old in Boston. He has gone on to play in All-Star Games, buy Mike Modano's house and become a star in Dallas. But he hasn't played hockey in May here, let alone June.

It's on GM Jim Nill, who did little this off-season to improve the club, to see that this absence from Seguin's resume doesn't last much longer. And since San Jose traded Thurday for defenseman Erik Karlsson, an elite player the Stars had pursued, signing Seguin is just the beginning of Nill's task to make this team competitive.


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An Eight-Year Extension For Tyler Seguin

$9.85M AAV.



added 1:31pm, Dallas press release is below.

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Tyler Seguin On His Contract Status

from TSN,

Tyler Seguin is poised to enter the season without a contract extension in hand, saying Tuesday that negotiations with the Dallas Stars are at a standstill.

"Nothing's really going on. You know, pretty much haven't been talking much this summer. It's been a little disappointing," Seguin said. "I thought I'd have some exciting news to talk about at BioSteel Camp, especially this late in the summer. It's been disappointing. 

"But, at the end of the day, I've always had one year left here so I'm focused on that and focused on BioSteel Camp right now and excited to get back to Dallas and look forward to a good year."

Stars general manager Jim Nill said last month the team had traded numbers with Seguin and hoped to have the centre signed before the first game of the regular season.


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How The Dallas Stars Could Make A Trade For Erik Karlsson And Bobby Ryan

from Josh Lile of the Dallas Morning News,

Trading for Erik Karlsson is a complicated process made even more complicated by the Ottawa Senators insisting that teams take winger Bobby Ryan as part of a deal. This has been a persistent theme since the trade deadline when the Vegas Golden Knights almost acquired the duo. As far as I've heard the Stars aren't taking Bobby Ryan back despite that likely being the easiest path to completing a deal, and they have good reasons not to want any part of Ryan.

But, they should strongly consider taking Ryan back if that's what it takes to get Karlsson....

Ryan is due $7,500,000 in each of the remaining four years of his contract, which is why the Senators want to attach him to an Erik Karlsson deal. Ottawa paid a $2,000,000 signing bonus on Sunday, and he's due one every July 1st for the remainder of his deal. The price tag is hefty, particularly given what he brings production wise, but he isn't an awful player. The Stars could get some use out of him, and perhaps even revive him with better linemates with a chance of moving him next offseason.

Adding Ryan with Karlsson would push the Stars about $4,100,000 over the salary cap assuming Mattias Janmark signs, and closer to five million over with a 14th forward added to the roster. The Stars could then move Spezza to get back under the cap, but that opens up another hole at center. Martin Hanzal on long term injured reserve is an option if he isn't healthy enough to play, but even that barely would give the Stars enough room.

A more likely and reasonable option is asking Ottawa to retain some of the salary owed to Ryan.


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