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Jim Lites And Jim Nill Take A Pay Cut To Help Others In The Organization

from Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News,

Stars CEO Jim Lites and general manager Jim Nill have taken 50% pay cuts retroactive to the NHL’s suspension on March 12, in an attempt to help alleviate financial stress on the organization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Jim and I feel a responsibility to be leaders of our team and our group,” Lites told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday. “The Gaglardis have been really good to us, they’ve always said yes to us on things we’ve needed to do to build the franchise. I feel a personal thanks to them, they’ve been really good to both of us.”

Nill said: “This situation we’re in is affecting everybody. There’s nobody going unscathed. I just think I’m fortunate enough at my age and where I’m at in my career to able to help some other people out. First of all, Tom Gaglardi has been very supportive of me, given me all the tools I need to work with. I know that his parent company is going through a tough time. He’s in the hotel/restaurant business and it’s been hit hard.

“So I know they’ve had to make sacrifices up there and so can I help him out a little bit that way? And then for our organization. I know we’re making decisions on people, and by myself and Jimmy Lites making some sacrifices, does that help some other people down the food chain?”

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Video- Jamie Benn With A Bad Hit

Five for boarding and a game misconduct.


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Are The Dallas Stars A Serious Cup Contender?

from Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News,

Twenty years feels like a long enough time to wait for a return to the Stanley Cup Final. And the Dallas Stars — a team that was in disarray in October and lost its coach in December — seem determined to do something about it.

In the last 10 days, the Stars have ended a disastrous dry spell against St. Louis, picked up a hat trick from Jamie Benn against Carolina and then rolled through Canada to collect five of a possible six points to tie the Blues for the top spot in the Western Conference. Is there any reason to think this club can’t keep taking those steps up the ladder and play right into June?

Yes, it has been 21 years since the Stars paraded through the streets of downtown following their win over Buffalo. A year later they were upset in the final by New Jersey, enduring a double-overtime Game 6 loss at home. You knew the days of Reunion Arena were numbered that night, but who knew the Stars would undergo their own sort of wrecking ball?

Last spring’s battle with St. Louis that carried all the way to double overtime of Game 7 re-established the Stars as a credible team, a capable pursuer of the Cup. What’s different this year is there has been no shouting from inside management (or outside as far as one can tell) about the lack of scoring from Benn and Tyler Seguin.


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Evening Line- Claude Julien

Game highlights are below.  Montreal lost 4-3 to Dallas in OT.



added 12:31am on 2/16/20, Watch Julien below.

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Video- Corey Perry Being Corey Perry


Watch the play below in two versions, one edited for langiage, the other one raw.

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Jared Bednar Says The Dallas Stars Cheat In The Faceoff Circle

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

The Dallas Stars’ top forwards are cheaters, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said.

“They’ve got veteran centermen in (Joe) Pavelski, (Jamie) Benn, (Tyler) Seguin and they cheat. They cheat on the faceoffs,” Bednar said Wednesday, the day after Dallas used a questionable faceoff to beat the Avs 3-2 in overtime at the Pepsi Center.

To be fair, Bednar insinuated that all NHL teams, including his, try to push the rules to win faceoffs.

“They’re doing a better job of cheating on it than we are,” Bednar said. “We don’t feel like the linesmen we’re doing a good enough job (Tuesday), sort of holding (the respective teams) accountable to make it a level playing field on the faceoffs.”


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Videos- The San Jose Sharks Welcome Back Joe Pavelski

From the Dallas side.



Below, the tribute video from the San Jose Sharks.

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Videos- The Anaheim Ducks Salute Corey Perry

Corey Perry is serving a suspension making him ineligible to play Thursday tonight.

The first video is the salute to Perry, the video below is more forcused on him plus Perry on the night.


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Video- Corey Perry Suspended 5 Games



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Jim Montgomery Enters A Rehab Program

from Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News,

Here is Montgomery’s full statement:

“Losing my job as head coach of the Dallas Stars last month was a wake-up call. It was also the appropriate call. I let the team’s front office, staff and players down. More importantly, I let my wife and my family down. The team’s decision to end my role forced me to look into the mirror and decide whether I wanted to continue living a damaging lifestyle or get help. I decided to get help. I turned to professionals in the field of alcohol abuse for their guidance and counseling. It has been an overwhelming and a very humbling experience knowing that I am not alone.

“Today, with the unconditional support of my wife and family, and many close friends, I took another step forward by admitting myself into an inpatient residential program, where I intend to take the steps to be a better husband, father, friend, coach and mentor – one day at a time. It’s a process I am committed to. As I do this, I ask that my family’s privacy be respected. Thanks, Monty.”

Stars general manager Jim Nill also released a statement to The Dallas Morning News Friday afternoon.

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