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Defending Big D Oct 18, 2018
Why the Stars Should Call Up Denis Gurianov

Why the Stars Should Call Up Denis Gurianov

The Russian rookie is perhaps the Stars’ best chance to fix the depth scoring issue barring a trade. First of all, let’s get the obvious out of the way: the Dallas Stars have a secondary/depth scoring problem. My colleague Rob McClay wrote about this yesterday, and while six games are still a relatively small sample size, it’s enough to tell us that scoring outside of Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov, and John Klingberg is a real issue this team is facing. Unfortunately, while many fans are certainly daydreaming of a blockbuster trade for William Nylander, Artemi Panarin,...
SportsDay Oct 16, 2018
John Klingberg's offense looks a little different for the Stars early this season

John Klingberg's offense looks a little different for the Stars early this season

NEWARK, N.J. -- John Klingberg has always been an offensive dynamo. Just not like this, he hasn't.Klingberg, the Stars' top defenseman and Norris Trophy candidate, entered Tuesday night's game in New Jersey with four goals in Dallas' first five games, tied for the league lead among defensemen. Ottawa's Maxime Lajoie scored his fourth during the Senators' win over the Stars on Monday night.Klingberg is often thought of the power-play magician with the elite vision to be one of the best passers in the league. Last season, he led all defensemen with 59 assists and ranked ninth among all skaters....
SportsDay Oct 12, 2018

Who's been the most impressive player for the Stars after three games?

Matthew DeFranks, Dallas Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions during a live chat on Wednesday. Below are highlights, edited for clarity.Who has impressed you most in the early going this season?DeFranks: I'm assuming this is excluding the top line, John Klingberg and Ben Bishop. Miro Heiskanen looks like he belongs. Tyler Pitlick has put himself in good positions, even if he's lacked finish. I've really liked Mattias Janmark's game to start.But I've got to go with Radek Faksa. I didn't get a chance to watch him a ton when I was covering the...
Defending Big D Oct 3, 2018
Dallas Stars Defense in a Shuffle as Stephen Johns Starts Season on IR with Post-Traumatic Headaches

Dallas Stars Defense in a Shuffle as Stephen Johns Starts Season on IR with Post-Traumatic Headaches

Stephen Johns is skating, but his return is still uncertain Ever since the departure of Jason Demers* in the 2016 offseason, I’ve looked forward to seeing the right side of the Dallas Stars defense line up with Julius Honka, John Klingberg, and Stephen Johns. It seems like a good mix of skill and size, with all three players have good-to-great skating ability. And, for the third straight year, it is quite possible that we will see something else. Here is where we stand on season’s eve, as it was announced this week that Stephen Johns will begin the season on IR with what Jim Nill...
SportsDay Oct 2, 2018
Stars defenseman John Klingberg is not your average Norris Trophy candidate

Stars defenseman John Klingberg is not your average Norris Trophy candidate

FRISCO -- John Klingberg doesn't look like a Norris Trophy winner, not with his narrow frame nor his relative absence on the penalty kill nor his 13 career playoff games. He's a 180-pound anomaly at a position dominated by hulking men patrolling the blue line, but still he remains in the conversation for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the best defenseman in the NHL.Perhaps it's the way he led all defensemen last season in both assists and points during 5-on-5. Or the way he ranked in the top 10 defensemen at suppressing shot attempts when he was on the ice. Or the fact that (among...
SportsDay Sep 30, 2018
How Sunday's preseason finale offered a 'great way' to evaluate the Stars roster's fringes

How Sunday's preseason finale offered a 'great way' to evaluate the Stars roster's fringes

DALLAS -- Forty-four hours after the Stars' preseason-ending 6-5 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday, Dallas will have its team. Its roster will have 23 names, entrusted with returning the Stars to the postseason. They'll be asked to begin the Jim Montgomery era Thursday night against Arizona.The core of the team is built on the backs on Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and John Klingberg. But the fringe of the roster is still up in the air. There are three fourth-line spots to fill and one disappointed Star to send to the AHL.And in an odd way, Sunday night offered a decent glimpse of the...
Defending Big D Sep 30, 2018
Stars Face Avalanche In Last Preseason Game Today

Stars Face Avalanche In Last Preseason Game Today

A 4-1-1 record so far in the preseason, Dallas has found some success. Can they finish on a high note as they approach the regular season opener? It’s the last preseason game today! The real ones start Thursday. Just four days to go, y’all. Dallas Lineup Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin -Alexander Radulov Matthias Janmark - Jason Spezza- Devin Shore Jason Dickinson - Roope Hintz- Brett Ritchie Tyler Pitlick - Radek Faksa - Blake Comeau Esa Lindell - John Klingberg Miro Heiskane - Julius Honka Gavin Bayreuther - Roman Polak With both Ben Bishop and Antoin Khudobin battling some injuries,...
SportsDay Sep 24, 2018
Roope Hintz scores, shines in preseason audition for roster spot with the Stars

Roope Hintz scores, shines in preseason audition for roster spot with the Stars

DALLAS -- Jim Montgomery wanted to see an offensive spark from Roope Hintz on Monday night. He didn't have to wait long.As the preseason reached its halfway mark this week, Hintz is a fourth-line hopeful for the Stars, but was elevated to the top line for Monday's exhibition 5-3 win over Minnesota, given an opportunity to flash his skill with Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov on his wings.Hintz's first chance to make an impression sailed wide after an open look about nine minutes into the first period. His next chance arrived soon. Seconds later, John Klingberg fed Hintz speeding across the...

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    Alexander Radulov

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    Valeri Nichushkin

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