Q&A On Newest Dallas Star Derek Roy

1) What are the strengths and weakness in Roy? Is he more suited as a number 1 or 2 center? Roy is a #2 center. Period. Don’t let anyone else tell you other wise. Roy is a gifted playmaker. He can See the ice well and can rack up impressive point totals. Problem is he […]

Stars Sign Ray Whitney

The Stars signed Ray Whitney to a two year $9 million contract with a partial NMC today. It’s a move that I personally love. He may be 40-years-old but he’s still one of the most consistent scorers in the game (seven straight seasons of 55+ points, the last two with a offensively challenged Phoenix Coyotes […]

Thoughts On The Stars Pick and Other First Round Things

Well, that was a fun filled first round yesterday wasn’t it? There were some crazy moves and a wild run on defensemen that led to some massive drops that worked out perfectly for the Stars. They started out the draft by making a big trade, sending away Mike Ribeiro to the Washington Capitals for their […]

2012 NHL Mock Draft: 1st Round

The draft is coming up soon so here’s another mock to look at, with a particular emphasis on what the Stars could be looking at by the time pick number 13 rolls around.   1) Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov – RW, Sarnia Sting (OHL) Age: 18 Ht/Wt: 5’11”/~190 lbs Edmonton desperately needs defense but Yakupov […]

2012 Player Review: Stephane Robidas

Stephane Robidas 2011-2012 Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- Shots on Goal PP Goals PP Assists TOI/G PIM Stephane Robidas 75 5 17 22 -5 75 2 7 22:46 48 It was another tough year for Stephane Robidas this season. The veteran Stars defenseman fought through his usual myriad of injuries and crushing hits to […]

2012 Player Review: Alex Goligoski

Alex Goligoski 2011-2012 Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- Shots on Goal PP Goals PP Assists TOI/G PIM Alex Goligoski 71 9* 21 30 0 140* 2 7 22:46 16 *denotes career highs  The Goose was not let loose this year. Alex Goligoski came into this season with high expectations as the team’s number one […]

2012 Player Review: Loui Eriksson

Loui Eriksson 2011-2012 Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- Shots on Goal PP Goals PP Assists TOI/G PIM Loui Eriksson 82 26 45 71 +18* 187 5 7 19:46 12 *denotes career highs Ah Loui Eriksson, the Stars’ swiss army knife. Eriksson did his usual bit of everything this year and put up his third […]

2012 Player Review: Michael Ryder

Michael Ryder 2011-2012 Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- Shots on Goal PP Goals PP Assists TOI/G PIM Michael Ryder 82 35* 27 62 +17 211 7 3 17:23* 46 *denotes career highs Michael Ryder was easily one of the biggest surprises of the season for the Dallas Stars. Coming from a deep Stanley Cup […]

2012 Player Review: Jamie Benn

Before the season began, one of the most talked about points in the offseason was how Jamie Benn had moved to center. There really wasn’t any doubt that he could excel in that playmaker role but just how good was he? There can be only one word to describe how Jamie Benn played this season, […]

2012 Player Review: Mike Ribeiro

Ah the enigmatic Mike Ribeiro. Has there been a player more frustrating than Ribs in the past five years? He seems to float in -and-out of games and it really looks like he’s playing his own game out there, separate from his teammates.  Last season, Ribeiro had one of the best seasons of his career […]

2012 Player Review: Richard Bachman

With the season over and the offseason starting for the Stars, it’s time for a player reviews! Yay~. Rather than pick and choose who I go with each day, I’ll just go through the roster alphabetically. Aside from the goaltenders, I’ll only be reviewing players that played at least 20 games with the team this […]

2012 Offseason: The Roster Situation, Who Stays and Who Goes?

Another gut-wrenching season in the books and the Stars are once again just out of the playoffs. It’s clear that the talent level in Dallas just isn’t quite up to par with the other playoff teams in the West, as evidenced by what happened to this team in the late stages of the season. The […]

Game 81 Preview: Dallas Stars @ Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars (42-33-5, 89 pts) @ Nashville Predators (46-26-8, 100 pts) 7:00 PM CT, April 5, 2012 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee Stars: The Stars’ playoff hopes are teetering on the edge heading into tonight’s game. There’s one foot over the cliff and the second is already making a step, but this team is yet alive […]

Game 80 Preview: San Jose Sharks @ Dallas Stars

San Jose Sharks (40-29-10, 90 pts) @ Dallas Stars (42-32-5, 89 pts) 7:30 PM CT, April 3, 2012 American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas Stars: No detail is needed to explain just what tonight means for the Stars. It’s a do-or-die, win-or-it’s-over game against a team that has owned the Stars this season. The Sharks easily […]

Charting Ice Times: March Edition

It was a tale of two months for the Dallas Stars. They started March on fire by winning six games in a row, their longest such streak of the season. Things kind of fell apart after that though as Dallas would lose six of the next nine games. Their standings reflected that shift in play […]