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Morning Line- Jamie Benn

It's exciting. We're making changes for the better here and for the long-term. I think we've brought in some pretty key pieces that we need to take that next step. It's not easy to win in this league especially in our division, we've got a pretty tough division. It's exciting the players that we brought in. We all kind of have our group chat going around and the boys are excited. Hopefully we can put this together quick and find some team chemistry, really bond well as a team.

-Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars.  Benn did a Q & A with Scott Burnside, read it at the Stars website.

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Radek Faksa Re-Signs With The Dallas Stars For Three Years

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has re-signed center Radek Faksa to a three-year, $6.6-million contract.

Faksa, 23, posted 33 points (12-21=33) in 80 games for Dallas during the 2016-17 regular season, his first full season in the NHL. On the season, he finished fourth on the team with 101 hits and his 33 points were tied for fifth.  He finished second amongst team forwards with 62 blocked shots, which were tied for 21st amongst all League forwards.

In his career, Faksa has played 125 regular-season games over two seasons with Dallas. In total, he has posted 45 points (17-28=45). He also appeared in 13 games for the Stars during the 2015-16 Stanley Cup Playoffs, tallying five points (3-2=5) and two game-winning goals.

"We're thrilled to have Radek locked in for the next three seasons as he is an important part of what we're building here," said Nill. "He has proven to be a trustworthy, 200-foot player and we fully expect him to continue growing in all areas of his game."

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The Much Improved Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars showed Monday they are in win-now mode, signing Alexander Radulov to a five-year contract that averages $6.25 million.

Radulov, who turns 31 on Wednesday, is a talented right wing who has battled some controversy in his career but showed last season in his return to the NHL that he has matured quite a bit. After bouncing between the NHL and the KHL, Radulov signed a one-year deal with Montreal to prove he could be a viable NHLer. He tallied 54 points (18 goals, 36 assists) in 76 games and added seven points in six playoff games (two goals, five assists).

That was enough to impress the Stars to make a significant financial leap. Adding the Radulov signing to the acquisition of goalie Ben Bishop (six years at $4.9 million), center Martin Hanzal (three years at $4.75 million) and defenseman Marc Methot (two years at $4.9 million) is a huge investment by owner Tom Gaglardi and his father, Bob, but it also makes the Stars a much better team.

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Looks As If Alexander Radulov Will Be Playing In Dallas This Season

added 12:25pm,

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Alexander Radulov to a five-year, $31.25-million contract.

Radulov, 30, posted 54 points (18-36=54) in 76 regular-season games played with Montreal in 2016-17. He led the team in assists, was second in points and third in goals on the year. He went on to lead the Canadiens with seven points (2-5=7) in six playoff contests.

In four NHL seasons with Nashville and Montreal, Radulov has combined for 156 points (65-91=156) in 230 regular-season games. He has appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in all four of his NHL seasons, combining for 21 points (8-13=21) in 24 games played. He has been an even or plus player in every regular season and postseason of his career, totaling a +39 mark in the regular season and a +3 in the postseason.

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Martin Hanzal’s Deal With Dallas

 

added 1:58pm, Dallas release is below...

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Dallas Stars Announce Buy Out Of Antti Niemi

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the club has bought out the final year of goaltender Antti Niemi's contract. Niemi had one year remaining at $4.5-million on his three-year contract with Dallas. As per the terms of a buyout, two-thirds of his salary will be spread out over the next two seasons with an annual salary cap hit of $1.5-million per year.

Niemi, 33, posted a 12-12-4 record with a 3.30 goals against average and an .892 save percentage for the Stars in 2016-17. Over two seasons with Dallas, he recorded a record of 37-25-11 with a 2.92 goals against average, a .900 save percentage and three shutouts.

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Dallas Stars Will Buy Out Antti Niemi

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Would The Arizona Coyotes Move Oliver Ekman-Larsson?

Mike Heika, 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 highlights:

Last year the P.K. Subban trade came out of nowhere. Do you think there are any other No. 1 defensemen who could be on the market that Dallas could pursue?

Heika: The one guy I would be watching is Oliver Ekman-Larsson in Arizona. He is 25 and can become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons. There is a very good chance he doesn't want to re-sign with the Coyotes because the rebuild could be too long and difficult. Plus, there is always so much uncertainty with that organization.

Arizona needs him to sell tickets, so they probably want to keep him, keep trying to re-sign him, and wait until the last minute to trade him if they are forced to trade him.

But if you blew them away with an offer of draft picks and prospects, I think you could pry him out of there. A deal for Arizona now is smart because it could help the rebuild get started that much earlier.

It would be a high price, but that is a No. 1 defenseman who I think will be traded at some point.

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Dallas Stars Hire Scott Burnside As Senior Digital Correspondent

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites announced today that the club has hired Scott Burnside as the team's Senior Digital Correspondent. In his new role with the Stars, Burnside will be producing digital media content for DallasStars.com by creating compelling team- and league-related stories for consumption by Stars fans and a broader national audience.

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A Six-Year Contract Extension For Ben Bishop In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a six-year, $29.5-million contract extension.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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