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Dallas Stars Flag Flown Proudly In Iraq

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Modano Not Sure If He Will Play Next Season

from Andrew’s Dallas Stars Page,

Mike Modano was on The Ticket Friday morning and was asked by Norm Hitzges if he had decided whether he’ll play next season. Here’s what Mike had to say;

“No, not right now and I probably won’t for a while,” Modano told Hitzges. “I am going to take a step back for a long, lengthy part of the summer and see how I feel. I think time away from the game is going to help me mentally, just to kind of recharge, think things through and see where the team is heading….”

read on for more from Mike…

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Hicks Denies that Dallas Stars Could be “Repossessed” by Bank

Earlier today, a website called FINalternatives reported that “Tom Hicks’ sports team holding company has defaulted on more than $500 million in loans.”

Jim Boardman at Anfield Road provides more info:

The news has clearly come as a surprise to the press in Dallas, who are continuously updating their websites with any information they can get. In The Star Telegram’s report of the story they say Hicks has been in touch by email, denying that the two teams could be repossessed: “There is no possibility of banks owning the teams.”

Hicks said that both the NHL and MLB (the two leagues his Hockey and Baseball teams play in) are helping him to find alternative investment but that he will pay their bills himself in the meantime: “I am working closely with both leagues to find quality partners that share my long term vision of building these two great franchises. I will continue to fund the teams’ operations. I am the largest creditor to HSG and need 51 percent of the banks to agree with my plan.”

Full story here.

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Cougars & Hockey

via Daryl Reaugh of Razor With An Edge,

This month’s GQ has linked the urban “cougar” with our little stick and pucksters.

If you are a “front line forward” for the Stars you’re probably being stalked by any number of Kim Cattrall starter kits who’ve spent long hours sipping cosmos at Sambuca’s while crafting their hunting skills.

Our Team, Our Time?...For these lady cats it’s apparently “My Place, Anytime”

Read, drool over the American Cougar here.

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Ott On Campbell

Bob McKenzie of TSN was just on NHL Live and didn’t like the hit Steve Ott delivered on Gregory Campbell this past Saturday.  Nothing from the NHL yet on the hit.

What do you think?

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Season Just About Over For The Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Dallas is 0-5-1 in its last six games, despite scoring the first goal in five of those games. The Stars fall to 33-33-9 (75 points) and probably need to win all seven of their remaining games just to get into the conversation for the eighth playoff spot in the West.

“It’s not acceptable,” said center Mike Ribeiro, who had a goal and an assist. “It’s our fault, and that’s what happens when you don’t play as a team.”

read on

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The State Of The Stars

from Richard Durrett of the Dallas Morning News,

Stars owner Tom Hicks said he doesn’t blame coach Dave Tippett for the team’s slide in the standings.

“In hockey, you always worry about if the coach has lost the team,” Hicks said Tuesday. “Dave Tippett has not lost this team.”...

Hicks, in an interview at his Dallas office, commented on several Stars-related items, among them:

• He hasn’t decided whether he’ll continue with the co-GM setup next season. The Stars are the only NHL team with such a system.

• Missing the playoffs would cause a budget shortfall of $3 million to $4 million because the Stars expected to play at least one round.


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Stars May Be Looking For Investors

via Darren Dreger of TSN,

On the same day news breaks Montreal Canadiens owner George Gillett may consider restructuring team ownership and investigating outside interest in a partnership to own the team, sources tell TSN the Dallas Stars are contemplating something similar.

Sources tell TSN, Stars owner Tom Hicks is willing to consider taking on minority investors, although at this point Hicks is not interested in selling the Stars.


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The Stars Aggressive Plan

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

“We want to be very aggressive,” Tippett said. “The times we’ve had success as a team is when we’re pushing and moving. The times we don’t have success is when we’re chasing the game.”

The problem with the philosophy is that being aggressive can lead to a team chasing the game. There’s a reason NHL coaches choose to be conservative – because it works. If you chip and chase, set up a wall in the neutral zone and simply look for a mistake from the opposition, you can get on the counter-attack. Many scoring chances in the NHL come when conservative teams force turnovers by aggressive teams….

“We can’t just abandon defense, but we have to be able to sustain an aggressive attack for 60 minutes. That’s the only way we’re going to be able to do this and make any kind of run at the playoffs,” winger Steve Ott said.


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Brad Richards Returns From Broken Wrist, Promptly Breaks His Hand

via Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog,

Stars center Brad Richards broke his left hand in Saturday’s 5-2 loss to San Jose and is out indefinitely.

Brad Richards, who was returning from a broken wrist, is out indefinitely after breaking his other hand in Saturday’s game.

“Richards will be out indefinitely. He broke his other hand,’’ Stars coach Dave Tippett said. ``He has a spiral fracture of a bone in his other hand. It’s not good news.”

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