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No Slowing Down For Ryan Suter

from Tracey Myers of NHL.com,

Ryan Suter is 36 years old, but the Dallas Stars defenseman said he has plenty of hockey ahead of him.

"I think I can play until I'm 45 if I want," Suter said Thursday. "I just think the way I play. My play hasn't gone down over the last 10 years. I think it's actually gotten better."

Suter signed a four-year, $14.6 million contract ($3.65 million average annual value) with Dallas on Wednesday. He was an unrestricted free agent after he had the final four seasons of his 13-year, $98 million contract ($7.54 million AAV) bought out by the Minnesota Wild on July 13.

Suter scored 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) in 56 games last season and had one assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.

"It was a good conversation I had with all the teams and a lot of them felt he same way I did, like, 'You can play as long as you want the way you play. You really don't get hit that often. You think the game, you make good hard passes, you're in shape, you take care of your body,'" Suter said. "So just kind of all those things give me a lot of confidence that I can play after this contract if I want to."

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Dallas Stars Sign Braden Holtby

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a one-year, $2,000,000 contract.

Holtby, 31, recorded a 7-11-3 record in 21 regular-season games played, all starts, with Vancouver in 2020-21. He finished the season with a 3.67 goals against average and a .889 save percentage.

The veteran of 11 NHL seasons, and a Stanley Cup champion in 2018, has appeared in 489 career regular-season games for Washington and Vancouver, posting a 289-133-49 record with a .915 SV% and 2.58 GAA. His 35 shutouts since he entered the League in 2010-11 are ninth-most among all goalies, and since taking over as started in 2012-13, his 32 shutouts are tied for sixth-most along with Ben Bishop. In 97 career Stanley Cup Playoff contests, he has a 50-46-1 record with a 2.13 GAA, a .926 SV% and seven shutouts.

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Ryan Suter Deal In Dallas

 

added 12:44pm, press release is below...

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Eight-Year Deal For Miro Heiskanen In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year contract extension, which will run through the 2028-29 season. The eight-year contract is worth $67,600,000 million with an annual average value (AAV) of $8,450,000.

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A Look At Jason Robertson

from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,

So Robertson returned to his family home in Michigan, and got to work with a trainer. He made the Stars' opening night roster in 2021, but through his first few games wasn't making much of an impact. Robertson was a healthy scratch for a handful of early-season games. He says now that he may have been "uptight" or afraid to make mistakes.

"We had a discussion this year around that time, and watched some video together," Peverley said. "As much confidence as he had, not playing is hard. But he was willing to work. He loves the game so much, he'll go home and watch all of his shifts because he wants to get better. There's only so many players I've had, in my minimal time in this role, where they're there because they love it so much. They'll go home and they'll work on things, when everyone else is home doing other things. He naturally has the drive to be the best player."

Finally, it all came together. Over the past two-plus months, the offensively gifted winger has arguably been the Stars' best player, and certainly one of their most indispensable ones. Since Feb. 7, Robertson has scored a team-high 15 goals and 40 points as Dallas makes its final push for a playoff spot in the Central Division, following a sluggish start marred by injuries to key veterans. The 21-year-old was especially impressive in April, when he was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month after appearing on the scoresheet in 13 of 17 games, including a nine-game point streak.

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Ben Bishop And Alexander Radulov Won’t Play This Season

FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill offered the following updates on the health status of goaltender Ben Bishop and forward Alexander Radulov:

It has been determined that Bishop will not return to play this season, allowing him time to continue his rehabilitation and return to full health for the 2021-22 season.

Radulov will require surgery to repair a core muscle injury. The surgery will force him to miss the remainder of the season. He is expected to be fully recovered for the 2021-22 season.

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Morning Line- Rick Bowness

“Hockey is not meant to be played four [games] in six [nights], let alone what we’re going to do. No, I’ve never seen anything like this. I hope I never see it again. This is going to be incredibly taxing on our players. There’s no question.

“You run the risk of guys who have to play 20-22 minutes a night in order to give us a good chance to win, it’s going to affect them the most. Those are the guys you worry about because they’re going to be playing tired a lot of nights. We can’t do anything about it. This is what the league has given us.

“They’ve done the best job they can. It’s tough on the league with finding building availability and coordinating all of this. The league has done the best job they can to help us through this. When you lose nine days and you lose eight games in an already condensed schedule, that’s tough. We’ll deal with it the best we can. That’s all we can do.”

-Rick Bowness, head coach of the Dallas Stars.  Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News has more.  Bowness is concerned about the Dallas

schedule that packs 43 games into 76 days, including 10 sets of back-to-backs.

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Dallas Stars Cancel Today’s Practice

 

added 11:03am,

 

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Rick Bowness Named Head Coach Of The Dallas Stars

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has named Rick Bowness as Head Coach. Bowness, who was named Stars interim head coach on Dec. 10, 2019, officially becomes the 24th head coach in franchise history and the ninth in Dallas Stars history.

"The Stars are very excited to officially announce Rick as the team's head coach," Nill said. "After being called upon in a difficult situation, Rick stepped into the interim head coaching role seamlessly and used his unmatched experience to lead the team to a successful second half of the season and a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Watching the team throughout our playoff experience, you really saw the team become his. His ability to connect with our players and our staff is remarkable, and it leads to a situation where everyone is competing for him because they want to see him win."

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Dallas Stars Introduce Their Third Sweater

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars President and CEO Brad Alberts today announced, in partnership with adidas Hockey, the unveiling of the Blackout third jersey, marking the first time since 2006 that the franchise will enter the season with three uniform options. The Blackout alternate jersey, which is inspired by Dallas and designed for Texas, will be on-sale at The Hangar locations in Frisco and Victory Park on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9:00 a.m., as well as on Hangarhockey.com.

Click here to view new uniform set

The Blackout alternate uniforms are a return to the team's roots, re-establishing black as a primary jersey color. During the first 20 years in Dallas, the Stars used black as a base color in their jersey. They also feature the introduction of a bold new color in Skyline Green. Inspired by one of the most iconic skylines in the world, Skyline Green is synonymous with the city of Dallas.
 
more on the sweater below along witgh a video...

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