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Rick Bowness Named Head Coach Of The Dallas Stars

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has named Rick Bowness as Head Coach. Bowness, who was named Stars interim head coach on Dec. 10, 2019, officially becomes the 24th head coach in franchise history and the ninth in Dallas Stars history.

"The Stars are very excited to officially announce Rick as the team's head coach," Nill said. "After being called upon in a difficult situation, Rick stepped into the interim head coaching role seamlessly and used his unmatched experience to lead the team to a successful second half of the season and a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Watching the team throughout our playoff experience, you really saw the team become his. His ability to connect with our players and our staff is remarkable, and it leads to a situation where everyone is competing for him because they want to see him win."

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Dallas Stars Introduce Their Third Sweater

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars President and CEO Brad Alberts today announced, in partnership with adidas Hockey, the unveiling of the Blackout third jersey, marking the first time since 2006 that the franchise will enter the season with three uniform options. The Blackout alternate jersey, which is inspired by Dallas and designed for Texas, will be on-sale at The Hangar locations in Frisco and Victory Park on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9:00 a.m., as well as on Hangarhockey.com.

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The Blackout alternate uniforms are a return to the team's roots, re-establishing black as a primary jersey color. During the first 20 years in Dallas, the Stars used black as a base color in their jersey. They also feature the introduction of a bold new color in Skyline Green. Inspired by one of the most iconic skylines in the world, Skyline Green is synonymous with the city of Dallas.
 
more on the sweater below along witgh a video...

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A Five-Year Deal For Radek Faksa In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Radek Faksa to a five-year contract, which will run through the 2024-25 season. The five-year contract is worth $16,250,000 and has an average annual value (AAV) of $3,250,000.

Faksa, 26, recorded 20 points (11-9=20) in 66 regular-season games with Dallas in 2019-20. The center established a new career-high with three power play goals and matched a career-high with three game-winning goals on the season, finished tied for fifth on the Stars in both categories. Faksa finished seventh on the team with 11 goals, while his 20 points during the 2019-20 campaign mark the fourth consecutive season he's reached the 20-point plateau.

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Anton Khudobin Staying In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Anton Khudobin to a three-year contract, which will run through the 2022-23 season. The three-year contract is worth $10 million and has an average annual value (AAV) of $3.33 million.

Khudobin, 34, logged a 16-8-4 record with a .930 save percentage and a 2.22 goals against average in 30 regular-season appearances with Dallas during the 2019-20 campaign. Khudobin led the NHL in save percentage (.930) in 2019-20, while he shared third in the League in goals against average (2.22). The netminder also recorded a career-high three assists (0-3=3) in the regular season, which was tied for second in the NHL. In the postseason, Khudobin logged a 14-10 record with a .917 save percentage, a 2.69 goals against average and one shutout. He finished tied for first in the League with 25 appearances in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, while he ranked second with 14 wins, helping Dallas reach the Stanley Cup Final.

"Anton's play over the past two seasons has been nothing short of exceptional," said Nill. "The immense skill and unmatched work ethic we've known Anton possess were on display for the entire hockey world to see during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. His impact on our team has been immeasurable and we're excited for Anton to continue his success with the Stars."

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Video- Sounds From The Stanley Cup Final

Nine minutes of your time.

 

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Two More Years For Andrej Sekera In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Andrej Sekera to a two-year contract, which will run through the 2021-22 season. The two-year contract is worth $3,000,000 and has an average annual value (AAV) of $1,500,000.

Sekera, 34, registered eight points (2-6=8) in 57 regular-season games in his first season with Dallas in 2019-20. He finished the season ranked second on the Stars with a +9 plus/minus rating. Sekera also ranked third on the team with 2:13 average shorthanded time on ice per game and ranked fourth with 75 blocked shots during the regular season. Additionally, Sekera appeared in all 27 of the Stars' games during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, earning one assist (0-1=1) and ranking third on the team with 38 blocked shots.

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Video- Mic’d Up Game 6 SCF

4 1/2 minutes long.

 

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Video- Top Saves From The Stanley Cup Final

Ten of them...

 

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Late Evening Line- Rick Bowness

"Anyone who's ever won a Cup will tell you that, if you win the Cup, you've got to be lucky and you've got to be healthy, that's why I'm proud of our players. They gave us everything they could. Was there enough in the tank tonight? No, there wasn't. But it's a credit to them. It's a credit to our players, with everything that we've been through, to get to Game 6."

-Rick Bowness, head coach of the Dallas Stars.  Tom Gulitti of NHL.com has more on the Stars.

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The Veterans Come Through For The Dallas Stars

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

In a game where the Stanley Cup was present and ready to be awarded, the 35-year-old Perry scored the first and last goals of the night, while the 36-year-old Pavelski sandwiched the game-tying goal in between with just 6:45 left in Dallas’ season.

The two ageing forwards have now scored the last six goals for Dallas, an incredible feat for two free agent pick-ups last summer who were acquired for leadership more than production.

“With how they’re playing I don’t know if you can call them old,” said Tyler Seguin. “They seem to have the best endurance of all of us.”.After the first overtime, where Dallas was credited with two shots — though one came on a shot from the other side of centre — the two vets took control of the Stars dressing room....

“The biggest switch for us tonight was those guys talking in the dressing room about having to go for this,” Seguin said. “We can’t be sitting back and hoping to win. That’s where you saw the change in the second overtime where we started going after them.”

“I forget who said it,” began Pavelski — and you know damned well it was him. “In the first overtime we … played a little bit not to win at times. Just safe. The talk was that we needed to go at them a bit.”

Safe. That has never been a word used to describe Perry, who still has those nifty hands from 2005, though by now his knees are more like a plate of linguini.

“You love him on your team,” began Stars head coach Rick Bowness. “I’ve coached against him long enough, and I know he’s a pain in the butt. But from the tops of the circles in and around their net, he is one tough guy to handle. He hangs on to the puck, he’s big, he’s strong, he’s got great reach… And he’s got great patience — very good at hanging on to it and waiting for something to happen.

“All the things that winners bring to the table, he brings to the table for us.”

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