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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

 

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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.

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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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A Five-Year Deal For Radek Faksa In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Radek Faksa to a five-year contract, which will run through the 2024-25 season. The five-year contract is worth $16,250,000 and has an average annual value (AAV) of $3,250,000.

Faksa, 26, recorded 20 points (11-9=20) in 66 regular-season games with Dallas in 2019-20. The center established a new career-high with three power play goals and matched a career-high with three game-winning goals on the season, finished tied for fifth on the Stars in both categories. Faksa finished seventh on the team with 11 goals, while his 20 points during the 2019-20 campaign mark the fourth consecutive season he's reached the 20-point plateau.

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Anton Khudobin Staying In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Anton Khudobin to a three-year contract, which will run through the 2022-23 season. The three-year contract is worth $10 million and has an average annual value (AAV) of $3.33 million.

Khudobin, 34, logged a 16-8-4 record with a .930 save percentage and a 2.22 goals against average in 30 regular-season appearances with Dallas during the 2019-20 campaign. Khudobin led the NHL in save percentage (.930) in 2019-20, while he shared third in the League in goals against average (2.22). The netminder also recorded a career-high three assists (0-3=3) in the regular season, which was tied for second in the NHL. In the postseason, Khudobin logged a 14-10 record with a .917 save percentage, a 2.69 goals against average and one shutout. He finished tied for first in the League with 25 appearances in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, while he ranked second with 14 wins, helping Dallas reach the Stanley Cup Final.

"Anton's play over the past two seasons has been nothing short of exceptional," said Nill. "The immense skill and unmatched work ethic we've known Anton possess were on display for the entire hockey world to see during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. His impact on our team has been immeasurable and we're excited for Anton to continue his success with the Stars."

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Video- Sounds From The Stanley Cup Final

Nine minutes of your time.

 

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Two More Years For Andrej Sekera In Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Andrej Sekera to a two-year contract, which will run through the 2021-22 season. The two-year contract is worth $3,000,000 and has an average annual value (AAV) of $1,500,000.

Sekera, 34, registered eight points (2-6=8) in 57 regular-season games in his first season with Dallas in 2019-20. He finished the season ranked second on the Stars with a +9 plus/minus rating. Sekera also ranked third on the team with 2:13 average shorthanded time on ice per game and ranked fourth with 75 blocked shots during the regular season. Additionally, Sekera appeared in all 27 of the Stars' games during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, earning one assist (0-1=1) and ranking third on the team with 38 blocked shots.

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