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Stargazing, Episode 199: Texas Stars Update, Spring 2023

Stargazing, Episode 199: Texas Stars Update, Spring 2023

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Good on paper, good on ice: Mark and special guest Stephen Meserve take stock of the Stars’ might in Austin Metro and beyond. At this very moment, every team in the Dallas Stars organization is at the top of its division. Think about that over dinner. It’s fun. 100 Degree Hockey founder and AHL color commentator Stephen Meserve joins Mark for a spring update on how the Stars have aligned to give us world peace – or at least the prospect of three deep playoffs runs. In this edition, we explore: the role that roster depth...
Feb 6, 2023
GAME DAY THREAD: Stars vs. Ducks (7:30 PM CT)

GAME DAY THREAD: Stars vs. Ducks (7:30 PM CT)

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via It’s a grand night for Jamie Benn. Will the Stars celebrate with a victory? GAME DAY: Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim DucksLOCATION: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)PUCK DROP: 7:30 PM CTTV: Bally Sports Southwest ExtraRADIO: 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket
Feb 6, 2023
Back from the All-Star Break, Dallas Faces Ducks

Back from the All-Star Break, Dallas Faces Ducks

Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via After an early January shutout, there is no way the Stars take this game lightly. Right? Nine days is a long time to go without hockey (unless, like me, you’ve been watching the Texas Stars and Idaho Steelheads). Jason Robertson didn’t have the entire time off, and you could argue that Pete DeBoer spent the break working on 3x3. Otherwise, your Dallas Stars headed to an appealing, warm weather clime, to rest, relax and reset themselves for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs. What better way to ease back...
Feb 6, 2023
Monday Links: Jamie Benn to Play 1,000th NHL Game

Monday Links: Jamie Benn to Play 1,000th NHL Game

How time flies~ | Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports The Stars’ captain will be only the 76th player in NHL history to do so with one team. Plus, All-Star Game notes, it’s trade season, and more. Not many players reach the 1,000 NHL games milestone — only 378 players in the history of the NHL have ever done it. It’s even rarer to do so all with the same team, a milestone only 75 of those reached. Tonight, Jamie Benn will become No. 379 and No. 76 respectively as he plays his 1000th game for the Dallas Stars, only the second in franchise history to do so after Mike...
Feb 2, 2023
Overthinking Overtime

Overthinking Overtime

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Three overtime losses in a row. Do we have a overtime problem? The Dallas Stars finally lost three in a row for the first time this season. And it came in true Dallas Stars fashion: three overtime losses in five days. While the Stars did get three points and the losses did come against good teams, there is a bigger picture here - one that could raise concerns for multiple reasons. The Stars are currently 3-10 in games that have gone past regulation. "[We're getting] important points going into the break against good teams. Unfortunately,...
Jan 31, 2023
Matching Minors: Proposing Six Trades Dallas Could Make, Ranked From Boring to Pipe Dream

Matching Minors: Proposing Six Trades Dallas Could Make, Ranked From Boring to Pipe Dream

Jim Nill with the Dallas Stars scouting staff at Comerica Center in Dallas, Texas. | Photo by Courtney Kramer/NHLI via Juraj Kralik and David Castillo teamed up once again, this time to look at the NHL trade board and to answer the only question that matters. What non-Stars player can help Dallas win a Cup? Hockey insiders have called the 2023 trade deadline the deadline. There’s the usual cast of role players—the Barclay Goodrow and Ben Chiarot types—available from failing teams. But there are also big names with serious pedigree, like Jonathan Toews and Patrick...
Jan 28, 2023
Defending Big D 2.0: Fundraising

Defending Big D 2.0: Fundraising

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports We hope to be able to find a way to continue this community in the future, but we need some help to do it. It’s been two weeks since Vox said our funding is going to be gone as of the end of February and we’ll be on our own to continue this community (or not - but we don’t see that as a viable option.) There are even more questions than answers at this point. But the one quick realization we’ve come to is that we’re going to need some help to make this transition happen. I don’t want to come up with a half-ass plan that...
Jan 27, 2023
GAME DAY THREAD: Stars vs. Devils (7:30 PM CT)

GAME DAY THREAD: Stars vs. Devils (7:30 PM CT)

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via On the doorstep of the All-Star break, the Stars take on a major Eastern Division power in a playoffs readiness test. GAME DAY: Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey DevilsLOCATION: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)PUCK DROP: 7:30 PM CTTV: Bally Sports SouthwestRADIO: 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket
Jan 27, 2023
Stargazing, Episode 198: The All-Star Breaks, 2023 Edition

Stargazing, Episode 198: The All-Star Breaks, 2023 Edition

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Taylor joins Wes and Mark to solve the world’s problems, or at least make the All-Star Game more watchable. The Dallas Stars may be having trouble with those three-player assignments, but Defending Big D has it covered. Taylor joins Wes and Mark for a wide-ranging discussion of the baggage the Victory Green Gang is carrying into the 2023 All-Star Weekend. In this episode, these burning questions: Will the Stars ever win in 3-on-3 overtime again? Should they even bother when there’s no 3x3 OT in the (*ahem*) Stanley Cup playoffs? Is Mason...
Jan 27, 2023
Dallas Head to Break with Matchup Against Devils

Dallas Head to Break with Matchup Against Devils

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Stars are healthy again, and that should only get better with a week off for the All-Star break. One more tough, fast opponent remains. The Carolina Hurricanes took it to the Dallas Stars for most of their game on Wednesday night. That’s not saying that Dallas didn’t have their chances, and a post here and a pipe there and the Stars could have walked away with two points in regulation. Instead, the teams went to overtime, and in what seems to be an even year, odd year occurrence, Dallas went down early in overtime and without much fight....
Jan 26, 2023
Pete DeBoer Turns Dallas Upside Down

Pete DeBoer Turns Dallas Upside Down

James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports All-Star coach turns the Dallas Stars into an All-Star team. The All-Star break is right around the corner as the 2022-2023 season approaches the midway point. But not everyone will be getting a break. Locked into the All-Star game are forward Jason Robertson and head coach Pete DeBoer. It was a close race between DeBoer and former Stars head coach, Rick Bowness. The Stars shine bright in South Florida ⭐️ Stars Head Coach Pete DeBoer has been named Central Division coach for #NHLAllStar! pic.twitter.com/ReMr4uulP5— Dallas...
Jan 25, 2023
In the Eye of the Hurricanes, Stars Lose In Overtime

In the Eye of the Hurricanes, Stars Lose In Overtime

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports All hail Wyatt Johnston though. With a loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night, the Dallas Stars are limping toward the All Star Break after tonight’s at-home overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, played the New York Islanders on Saturday in a 5-2 win before a three day break. The Hurricanes are also having a great season and currently lead the Metropolitan Division with 68 points, but they’ve been missing Max Pacioretty after losing him to a lower body injury. First Period The Stars spent most of...
Jan 25, 2023
GAME DAY THREAD: Stars vs. Hurricanes (7:30 PM CT)

GAME DAY THREAD: Stars vs. Hurricanes (7:30 PM CT)

Photo by Katherine Gawlik/Icon Sportswire via Finns. Finns everywhere. GAME DAY: Dallas Stars vs. Carolina HurricanesLOCATION: American Airlines Center (Dallas, TX)PUCK DROP: 7:30 PM CTTV: Bally Sports SouthwestRADIO: 96.7 FM/1310 AM The Ticket
Jan 25, 2023
High Octane Matchup in Store as Hurricanes Hit Dallas

High Octane Matchup in Store as Hurricanes Hit Dallas

Photo by Josh Lavallee/NHLI via This is game two of three this week against talented Eastern Conference powers. The Stars made it home from an extended road trip, but this isn’t a time to relax. Before I jump into the game preview, I’d like to take the time to thank all of you for indulging me the freedom to create a game preview that is less nuts and bolts about the coming game and is more my thoughts and feelings about where the Stars are on their season path and where the coming game fits into that journey. With the de-funding of Defending Big D, the motivation...
Jan 24, 2023
Logan Stankoven in an exclusive interview: “My time in Dallas can‘t come soon enough”

Logan Stankoven in an exclusive interview: “My time in Dallas can‘t come soon enough”

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Logan Stankoven is one of the most exciting hockey prospects in the world. So when the opportunity to talk to him came up, I took a page from his play book and immediately was all over this chance. Here‘s how it turned out. I’ll start by cutting right to the chase. That Logan Stankoven – the player – is one of the most tantalizing hockey prospects in the world right now, we already know. You don’t have to be an expert to see that his 2.25 points per game pace this season is short only to another young phenom, Connor Bedard. You...