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Defending Big D Jun 30, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Kari Lehtonen, Jeff Reese Talk Antti Niemi

Kari Lehtonen, newly appointed goaltending coach Jeff Reese, and Stars general manager Jim Nill share their take on the tandem in net. Plus, more on the new Hall of Fame class and the latest Stars Sunday episode. Since the news of Antti Niemi's impending arrival in Dallas broke, there's been plenty of discussion on how the 1A/1B system will work out for the Dallas Stars. Mike Heika talked to the people closest to the situation, including Kari Lehtonen, to get their take on what to expect next season. "My year was disappointing, so I want to fix that, and I'm open to doing anything I can...
Defending Big D Jun 17, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jeff Reese Gets Goal-Oriented in the Stars' Net

Can Jeff Reese help stabilize Dallas' goaltending seesaw? Plus, the odds on a big Stars bounceback, and things that fit into the Stanley Cup. Jeff Reese jumped straight into the deep end when he took the job as the Dallas Stars' new goaltending coach. Kari Lehtonen's (possibly fluky) career-worst season and a rotating cast of often ineffective backup tenders left the team out of the playoffs and the fans tearing their shirseys in frustration. Can the coach who helped Steve Mason get his groove back do the same for Lehtonen and his future backup? Reese sounded pretty calm about it when he...
Defending Big D Jun 15, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Forward March

What will the Dallas Stars do to ensure their offense continues to shine? Plus, more and better drama from the Stanley Cup finals, and the Allen Americans are the happiest guys in North Texas. When the conversation turns to what the Dallas Stars need most this off-season, it usually circles around the same two wish-list items: a big, bruising top-pair defensive defenseman, and a dependable backup goaltender who ideally can play in a 1a-1b tandem with Kari Lehtonen. But when the discussion turns to forwards, it really gets interesting. Mike Heika posted his latest "Five Free Agents" list on...
Defending Big D Jun 10, 2015

NHL Trade Rumor: If Kari Lehtonen Is Actually On Block, What Does It Mean For Dallas Stars Goalies?

Rumors from Canada say that the Stars may be shopping their starting goalie - how much work would that leave the team given the current depth chart at the position? To say the Dallas Stars struggled mightily at the goaltending position last season is an understatement. The franchise saw career-lows from Kari Lehtonen in save percentage and didn't get consistent help from the backup spot until the final, futile stretch. Those performance issues have led to the obvious question of how the Stars plan to address the position in the offseason, and th latest speculation started Tuesday morning...
Edmonton Journal Jun 9, 2015

Cult of Hockey: Is Kari Lehtonen the right fit for the Edmonton Oilers?

This in from the Edmonton Journal’s hockey writer Jim Matheson, who is as connected as they come in the NHL: “One more name to consider if the Oilers are looking for another goalie for next year. Sources say the Stars are shopping Lehtonen, who has three years left with a $5.9 million cap hit.”

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