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Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:

Question: Some are comparing this Stars team to the 1999 championship squad. Do you think that's going too far?

DeFranks: Yes. That 1999 team had six Hall of Famers. Comparing the two would be very premature, especially considering that the 1998 Stars team won the Presidents' Trophy and the 1997 Stars team was tied for second-best in the league. This year's Stars are not at that level. But they don't have to outrun the bear (the 1999 Stars), they just have to outrun the others (the 2019-20 NHL teams).

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Joe Pavelski Signs With The Dallas Stars

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Joe Paveleski to a three-year contract, which will run through the 2021-22 season. The three-year contract is worth $21,000,000 and has an average annual value (AAV) of $7,000,000.

Pavelski, 34, registered 64 points (38-26=64) in 75 regular-season games during the 2018-19 campaign with the San Jose Sharks. The forward finished the season ranked first on the club and shared 14th in the NHL in goals (38), which was tied for the second-highest regular season total of his NHL career. He led the team and shared 12th in the League with 12 power play goals, while he finished tied on the Sharks with six game-winning goals. In 2018-19, Pavelski became the fifth player in the history of the NHL to record 700 career points and the 13th to reach the 900 games played plateau among players selected 200th or later in the NHL Draft. During the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the forward posted nine points (4-5=9) in 13 postseason contests and ranked third on the team with two power play goals.

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Corey Perry Signing Is Official In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Corey Perry to a one-year, $1.5-million contract, plus an additional $1.75-million in performance-based incentives.

Perry, 34, recorded ten points (6-4=10) in 31 regular-season games played for Anaheim in 2018-19. His season began on Feb. 2, as he missed the first 51 games due to a knee injury. He did not miss a game after returning to the lineup.

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Corey Perry Heading To Dallas

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Roman Polak Will Be Back In Dallas Next Season

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Roman Polak to a one-year, $1.75-million contract extension.

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Esa Lindell Signs A Six-Year Extension With The Dallas Stars

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed defenseman Esa Lindell to a six-year contract extension, which will run through the 2024-25 season. The six-year contract is worth $34,800,000 and has an average annual value (AAV) of $5,800,000.

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Is Mats Zuccarello A Long Term Fit With The Dallas Stars?

from Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News,

The question now is about the fit going forward with Zuccarello, 31, an unrestricted free agent after making $4.5 million this past season.

It's a complicated equation beyond on-ice production and chemistry involving the salary cap and a conditional draft pick that was part of the trade with the New York Rangers.

"I think he was a big part of our success," Nill said. "We'd like to keep him here. We'll have to move forward and see what we can do."...

"This is my team right now," Zuccarello said. "We'll see what's going on. Obviously, I'm the kind of guy that when someone believes in you ... I usually like that. We'll see. I don't even know what they want here."...

While Zuccarello and his representatives will probably seek the security of a long-term deal, the Stars also have to address other contracts, including defenseman Esa Lindell, who is a restricted free agent.

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The Season Ends For The Dallas Stars

from Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News,

In the shadow of the Gateway Arch and the memories of postseasons past, strengthened by Ben Bishop's heroics and buried by Pat Maroon, the Stars' season died as morning threatened.

The season ended with a 2-1 double-overtime loss in Game 7 in St. Louis on Tuesday night, finishing a worthwhile and entertaining second-round series against the Blues and ushering in a dreaded and wanted summer....

"I'm pretty empty right now," Stars defenseman John Klingberg said. "I don't know. You're right in it, you're playing in overtime, could reach the conference final and then you lose like that. It's tough."

"Pretty empty," Stars center Tyler Seguin said.

"Right now, it sucks," Stars captain Jamie Benn said. "Pretty self-explanatory."

"When you don't have a chance to wake up tomorrow and practice or think about where you are going to play next it's sombering," Bishop said.

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Videos- Blues Advance, Maroon The Hero

from Rory Boylen of Sportsnet,

It shouldn’t have gotten to overtime, never mind double overtime.

For a two-period stretch in regulation the St. Louis Blues outshot the Dallas Stars 31-4 in Game 7 of their second-round series on Tuesday. But on the back of Ben Bishop, the Stars pushed through to force the extra frames, getting more scoring opportunities in the first overtime than they had in periods two and three combined.

And just when it looked like the unforgiving hockey gods would wickedly reward the road team, the Blues struck quickly and suddenly off the draw, an area where they had been struggling. Pat Maroon played the part of hometown hero, sending the Blues to the conference final for the first time since 2016....

One of the more emotional post-game interviews in recent memory was Gene Principe talking with Maroon when the latter was a member of the Edmonton Oilers in 2016. It was a mid-December game, just before Christmas, and Edmonton was on a road trip through Maroon’s hometown of St. Louis. The power forward scored a big goal in the game to send it to overtime and his son was in the crowd, beaming with pride.

When Maroon saw his son’s reaction during the interview he got choked up. The sight of it pulls at your heartstrings and put in perspective the human element behind the scenes of the life of an NHLer.

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Below, watch the referred to interview with Maroon, the game highlights and handshakes.

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The St. Louis Blues Win Game 7 In 2OT

St. Louis will advance to the Western Conference Final after defeating Dallas 2-1 in 2OT.

Their opponent will be determined tomorrow night when Colorado and San Jose meet in game 7.

Goals are below.

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