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San Jose Sharks Trade Rights Of Anti Niemi To The Dallas Stars


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Is Tyler Seguin One Of The Top Five Centers In The NHL?

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News considers Tyler Seguin the 5th best center in the NHL...

The 23-year-old Seguin is turning into one of the most consistent scorers in the league. He tallied 84 points in 2013-14 and then had 77 points (37 goals, 40 assists) in 71 games this year. Seguin missed 10 games with a knee injury and was in contention for the scoring lead when he got hurt. He also pushed his faceoff winning percentage from 41.5 percent to 53.8 percent and showed in the World Championships he can play a pretty responsible two-way game.

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Dallas Stars Add Jeff Reese To Their Coaching Staff

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the appointment of Jeff Reese as Goaltending Coach. Previous Goaltending Coach Mike Valley will remain with the organization, transitioning to Director of Goaltending Development. The announcement rounds out Head Coach Lindy Ruff's coaching staff for the 2015-16 regular season along with Assistant Coaches Curt Fraser and James Patrick and Video Coach Kelly Forbes.

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Dave Strader The New Voice Of The Dallas Stars

from Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News,

Dave and Razor? Strader and Razor?

The new play-by-play voice of the Dallas Stars is Dave Strader, a veteran NHL broadcaster who has worked nationally for ESPN, Fox, Versus and NBC Sports Network.

The official announcement is expected to come later this morning but there will be no local news conference to present the new voice. Strader is in Tampa preparing to call Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals for various radio networks including satellite’s SiriusXM.

Strader spent the 2014-2015 season as the No. 2 play-by-play voice behind Mike Emrick at NBCSN. NBC says it will continue to use Strader when he has no Stars conflicts.

Strader replaces Ralph Strangis, who resigned in April after 22 seasons of Stars broadcasts, the last 19 in the play-by-play seat alongside analyst Daryl “Razor” Reaugh.


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Jim Nill On The Goaltending Situation In Dallas

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

While Jim Nill said he is not “shopping” Kari Lehtonen, the Stars general manager on Wednesday admitted that he is intensely studying the goaltending situation with his team.

Reports came out Tuesday that AHL goalie Jussi Rynnas is considering a move to the KHL and that Nill was shopping Lehtonen around the NHL to see if there was interest in a possible trade. Nill said Rynnas is considering a move and that any decision to try to move Lehtonen would be a complicated one.

“We have a lot of decisions to make, and we’re in the process of trying to make them,” Nill said.

Nill has had the professional scouts in Frisco this week studying many aspects of the organization.


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What Will The Dallas Stars Do With Their Goaltending?

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars’ biggest issue in the summer will probably be sorting out their goaltending _ and there still is plenty of information coming in on that subject.

Kari Lehtonen has three years left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.9 million, but is coming off an uneven season. While he ranked 11th in wins at 34-17-10, he ranked 36th in goals against average at 2.94 and 41st in save percentage at .903. Those are among the worst numbers for No. 1 goalies in the NHL.

So the question of whether or not to change the top of the goalie pyramid is going to be the big issue _ including whether or not the Stars can even move Lehtonen if they so desire.

But there also are decisions to be made at pretty much every single level of goaltending for Dallas. Backup goalie Jhonas Enroth and prospect Jack Campbell both participated in the World Championships, and their performances could also be classified as “uneven.” Meanwhile, prospect Philippe Desrosier has gotten his junior team _ the Rimouski Oceanic _ to the Memorial Cup, but also has had his share of ups and downs this season.


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Ralph Strangis Will Be Missed

from Ralph Stragis at DallasStars.com,

A guy tells me one time – he was a writer this guy – I’m trying to learn about writing a screenplay and he says remember – anybody can write a good first act. He tells me this like 20 years ago and it’s been bangin’ around in my head ever since.

What he doesn’t tell me – this guy – and it’s something I only find out by working on writing books and movies and plays in my spare time over the years – he doesn’t tell me how hard it is to know when to end Act 1. And how to start Act 2. Turns out art’s like life that way. Messy. No straight lines. No right or wrong answer. Just yours.

My timeline isn’t your timeline – I know that. You wish I’d be here forever. I would if I were you. I always wanted Ray Scott to do the Vikings and Al Shaver to call the Stars games forever. See how it works – Al has the chair – then another guy has the chair – then I have the chair – then another guy has the chair. It ain’t our chair to begin with.

To be in the chair for 25 years – that’s a rare thing. Saw lots of big stuff – huge – you probably heard me tell you about those things as they happened so we’ll share that forever. Also went through the tough times with ya. Shared those with ya too. Again like life. You’re up – you’re down. They come and they go…


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The Dallas Stars Have A Seven-Year Contract Extension With John Klingberg

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports the AAV is $4.25M.

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman John Klingberg to a seven-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Klingberg, 22, appeared in 65 games this season as a rookie for Dallas posting 40 points (11-29=40). He led all NHL rookie defensemen in assists and points, and was second in goals. Amongst all rookies, he finished fourth in assists, seventh in points and seventh in even-strength points (28).

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Tyler Seguin Won’t Play Tonight After Being Late For Practice On Friday

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Tyler Seguin will be a healthy scratch Saturday for the Stars’ season finale against Nashville, coach Lindy Ruff said Saturday morning.

Seguin was late for practice Friday, and the Stars on two previous occasions made players healthy scratches after they were late for practice. Erik Cole was scratched in October after being late for practice and Cody Eakin was scratched in March.

“We’ve got rules and Tyler won’t play,” Ruff said. “The bottom line is he broke one of the team rules, and he’s suffering the consequences for it. I look at it as no different than any other player. Erik Cole missed the first game of the year. Cody Eakin missed a game. I think you have to be consistent with it. It’s all part of the growing up process for players. It’s a process that over the years I’ve dealt with on different teams…you learn from it, you hope the player grows from it, and you move on. It’s something that happens, it’ll happen again, and we try to put the rules in place to help prevent it.”

Seguin was asked if he wanted to offer an explanation as to why he was late, and he said no. But he said he was disappointed and embarrassed.


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A Poor Performance For The Anaheim Ducks In Their Last Regular Season Home Game

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks’ 4-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night …

-- The home team trudged off the ice to audible boos from those at Honda Center who hadn’t already left for the exits to beat the traffic – on its own fan appreciation night.

It was the deserved response from a portion of the Ducks’ fan base, a critique of a defeat that was as bad as it looked. Matt Beleskey knew it and offered up an apology of sorts.

"That was just a terrible hockey game,” Beleskey said afterward. “I don't think we made a tape-to-tape pass the whole game. That's a bad game for our fans, to be honest. I feel sorry for the people who came out to watch that one....

Corey Perry called their showing “poor” but punctuated it with some colorful adjectives that can’t be fit for a newspaper. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau used the word lazy when it came to another horrid second period. “And you can’t get lazy in this game,” Boudreau said.

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