The Flames will host the Dallas Stars for the first and only time this season as they hope to get things on track after a less than stellar first ten games of the season. The Stars come into the Saddledome tonight, on the backend of a back-to-back after beating the Oilers 4-1 last night in Edmonton.
Marian Hossa scored his fifth goal of the season in the form of an overtime game-winner as the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from two goals down to defeat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday night. Hossa’s goal came on Chicago’s seventh power play of the night off a beautiful behind-the-back backhand feed from Patrick Kane, pushing the team’s record to a league-best 4-0-0.
For a while it looked as though Chicago might not be able to solve Dallas net-minder Kari Lehtonen, as the Finnish-born former Thrasher frustrated one attempt after another from the Blackhawks as they outshot the Stars 12-6 in the first period to no avail.
The undefeated Chicago Blackhawks are back on the road to defend their perfect season start. For the first time in 40 years, the Hawks have a 3 - 0 - 0 record, and the Dallas Stars are gearing up to try and take that streak away.
But it won’t be easy for the Stars to shine on Thur...
According to the Dallas Stars' official Twitter account, goaltender Kari Lehtonen has signed a five year extension worth $29.5 million. This extension will take Lehtonen up to the 2017-18 season with a cap hit of $5.9 million per season.
The native of Helsinki, Finland, signed a three year extension upon arrival from Dallas, and one year remains. Under the current CBA, players must wait until there is at least one year remaining on a contract to sign an extension. The current CBA expires at midnight tomorrow.
With the Stars, Lehtonen has posted a 72-50-15 record along with a 2.56 goals against average and a .915 save percentage over 140 games. GM Joe Nieuwendyk believes th...
Finally, the Dallas Stars have financial freedom. Tom Gaglardi has given GM Joe Nieuwendyk the ability to spend money—and did he ever. He dished out pretty good money to sign some free agents, and pick up a few assets over the summer. Let's take a look at what happened after another heartbreaking season.
In with the new: Jaromir Jagr - one year, $4.5 million Ray Whitney - two years, $9 million Derek Roy - acquired in Ott trade Cody Eakin - acquired in Ribeiro trade Aaron Rome - three years, $4.5 million
Out with the old: Sheldon Souray - to Anaheim Mike Ribeiro - to Was...
Both Mark Fistric and Richard Bachman will not be headed to arbitration hearings, as both players signed one year deals with the Dallas Stars. Bachman signed a one-way deal worth $625,000, meaning his tenure as the backup has been assured. Fistric's deal is worth $1.45 million, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Both of these deals signify low risk, high reward type contracts. Andrew Raycroft is (thankfully) out of the picture making way for Bachman to step into the backup role. Kari Lehtonen has one year left on his deal until he becomes a UFA, so both Lehtonen and Bachman will expire at the same time.
Fistric's signing locks up a solid group of defen...
The Stars have suffered a bit of a setback, as Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reported that newly-acquired center Derek Roy suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. This injury will leave Roy out of the lineup until November.
This may come as no surprise to those who followed Roy in Buffalo, as he suffered a shoulder injury in 2009, a few upper-body injuries in 2010, and a quadriceps injury to finish his season in 2011. The arms and upper body seem to be the issue of interest for the 29-year-old.
Roy's injury will leave him out for the first month of the season. This may not be a problem because of the ongoing Collective Bargaining Agreement talks between t...
On Thursday evening, Dallas Stars goaltender Richard Bachman and defenseman Mark Fistric filed for salary arbitration prior to the 5 p.m., deadline on July 5.
This means that if the player and organization are unable to come to an agreement on a new deal, a hearing will occur between the team, the player and a third party salary arbitrator at some point between the dates of July 20 and August 4 to determine a new salary for the 2012-13 season.
Bachman valiantly stepped into the spotlight after Kari Lehtonen fell to an injury halfway through the year.
In his first season as backup, the 24-year old Salt Lake City native went 8-5-1 in 18 appearances, recorded a ....
It must be the 90s in Big D. ESPN's Pierre Lebrun reported that the Dallas Stars have signed forward Jaromir Jagr to a one year deal worth $4.5 million. After an excursion in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, Jagr returned to the Philadelphia Flyers for a year, playing alongside center Claude Giroux and posting a solid comeback season.
The 40-year-old Czech hockey legend is an aging commodity. However, he fit well on the Flyers by playing top-line minutes and power play time. Jagr succumbed to nagging groin injuries, ultimately slowing him down towards season's end.
While his best days are behind him, he still has the same skills he possessed back in his prime, i...