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SportsDay Aug 12, 2019
Are Dallas Stars contenders after busy offseason?

Are Dallas Stars contenders after busy offseason?

The image of Jamie Benn coming inches away from eliminating the St. Louis Blues in game seven of round two is going to be one that sticks in the minds of fans for a minute. Already as the 2020 (!!!) season approaches the Stars being "inches away" from eliminating the eventual Stanley Cup winners is being used as a way to take the measure of the state of the franchise. Logically, they must be mere inches away from being a legitimate Stanley Cup contender, yeah?Maybe.Let's take as much bias as we can take out of this for the moment by doing some simple math using Evolving-Hockey's Goals Above...
SportsDay Jul 22, 2019
Jamie Benn's best days with the Stars are behind him, could a decrease in ice time be next?

Jamie Benn's best days with the Stars are behind him, could a decrease in ice time be next?

Matthew DeFranks, 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 of the highlights: Question: Have we seen the best of Jamie Benn?DeFranks: I think so. Jamie Benn probably isn't going to win another Art Ross trophy, and the days of 30 goals and 50 assists are likely gone. I wouldn't be surprised to see his ice time decreased to keep him more fresh (he already stopped killing penalties last season), and with less ice time comes less production, though the Stars could get a better Benn for a...
SportsDay Jul 21, 2019
3 reasons why Jim Lites' Benn/Seguin comments didn't impact Stars' ability to attract free agents

3 reasons why Jim Lites' Benn/Seguin comments didn't impact Stars' ability to attract free agents

Matthew DeFranks, 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 of the highlights:Question: Is it somewhat shocking to you that the Stars had a nice free agency haul despite comments from CEO Jim Lites about Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn?DeFranks: Not really. The Stars had three things working in their favor: 1. They are perceived as a Stanley Cup contender. 2. They had cap space. 3. People like living in Dallas, especially during the winter.In the end, those three things that directly impact a...

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