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Defending Big D Jul 20, 2016

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Cowlishaw Calls Jamie Benn's Deal 'The Most Sensible in DFW Sports'

The Captain's new contract is the best of its kind in North Texas, says the longtime Dallas sports writer. Plus, Slava Voynov is out of the World Cup, and Las Vegas may already have won Free Agency 2016. Now that we've taken a look at the hockey media's response to the Dallas Stars' blockbuster deal with Jamie Benn, it's interesting to see how a longtime sports writer in a sports-mad town reads the eight-year, $76 million agreement between the Stars and their captain. Enter Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News, who once again provides perspective as a beat writer for Dallas-Fort Worth's...
Defending Big D Jul 16, 2016

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jamie Benn Signs Eight-Year Extension, Out Six Weeks with Core Injury

There were a lot of Jamie Benn–related announcements yesterday. Plus, Jim Nill shares his thoughts on the Stars going forward, and a look at what Dan Hamhuis will bring to Dallas. After learning that Jamie Benn underwent surgery for a core injury that occurred during offseason training, we received some even bigger news about the Stars captain: He signed an eight-year extension with an AAV of $9.5 million. Here's what GM Jim Nill had to say about making sure Benn sticks around in Dallas. On the Benn extension"When you're building a franchise, there's certain players that are important...
Defending Big D Jul 15, 2016

Dallas Stars Sign Captain Jamie Benn to 8-Year, $76 Million Contract Extension

The Dallas Stars Captain and face of the franchise was eligible to sign a contract extension as of July 1st, one year before his current deal was set to expire. Jamie Benn has firmly entrenched himself among the NHL's elite with his play on the ice the past several seasons. And in the 2017-18 season, and to the surprise of no one, he will join other elite players in the size of his contract. The Dallas Stars announced today a contract extension for their offensive catalyst and Captain that carries an average annual value of $9.5 million. He is now under contract with the team through the...
Defending Big D Jul 15, 2016

Dallas Stars Captain Jamie Benn Has Offseason Surgery, Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

What is a "core muscle injury" anyway? Last summer, Jamie Benn underwent double hip surgery to repair injuries he had played through all season long. That was the same season in which he won the Art Ross Trophy for scoring the most points in the league. On two bum hips. In a season in which he played 82 games. The Dallas Stars captain followed that campaign with another season in which he played all 82 games, scored six more goals than in the previous season, and more points than in his Art Ross Trophy season. It seems the captain once again will spend his offseason recovering from a...
Defending Big D Jul 1, 2016

Dallas Stars Daily Links: What Steven Stamkos' Deal Means for Jamie Benn's Next Contract

The Lightning may have helped the Stars at least twice over. In other news, the 2016 NHL Free Agency All-You-Can-Eat Buffet opens at 11 a.m. Central time. Buckle up! The Tampa Bay Lightning may have done the Dallas Stars at least two favors with their recent re-signing of star forward Steven Stamkos. Mike Heika counts the reasons, which start with the upcoming Jamie Benn negotiations and continue to the cap squeeze that could still pop loose goalie Ben Bishop: By signing Steven Stamkos to an eight-year contract extension that averages $8.5 million, Yzerman set a perfect market price for...

Stars GM Nill confident in getting Jamie Benn signed to extension

Benn was a finalist for the Hart Trophy this season.

Shaq brings US basketball diplomacy to Cuban capital

NBA great Shaquille ONeal has become the latest emissary for American outreach to the people of Cuba.

Fewer players are getting arrested in the offseason

The NFL has taken a hard line over the last decade when it comes to players who get into trouble away from the field. Changes to the Personal Conduct Policy in 2007 had an impact, but even more changes (including the introduction of paid leave) sparked by 2014 incidents involving Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and

Falcons don’t rule out playing 2017 preseason home games not in their new home

Theres been plenty of news lately about the eventually-to-be-opened-Falcons stadium, and not much of it good. The whole cheap-beer-and-hot-dog news was good. The whole $200-million-more-in-change-orders wasnt good. The $172-million-in-money-for-nothing news was good for the team but not for the folks who have to buy the right to actually sit in the seats that go with
Defending Big D Jun 25, 2016

2016 NHL Draft Day 2 Open Thread

Two fifth-round picks? Jamie Benn and John Klingberg say hey. Day 2 of the NHL Draft always has the potential to be exciting for Dallas Stars fans. As the 2016 draft enters Saturday action, here's the place to discuss the newest guys in Victory Green. As of this writing, Dallas has picks at these positions: Third Round: No. 90 Fourth Round: No. 116 Fifth Round: No. 128 Fifth Round: No. 146 Sixth Round: No. 176 Things can change in an instant, though, and we'll update this post in the event of major moves. We'll post discussion of the picks as the day goes on. You can visit Dallas Stars...

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