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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Could Use Some Added Offense

The team needs its top players to step up. Plus, could Ryan Miller be a good fit in Dallas? And a Stars Twitter takeover is imminent.

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Considering the Stars’ ability to churn out goals last season, it seems strange to say it, but the team needs some offense. At yesterday’s practice, head coach Lindy Ruff talked about what Dallas needs to do to get back on track.

"The story is going to have to be changed by our top players being in on a scoresheet night after night," Ruff said. "That's been kind of the main theme. [Tuesday] night, our top guys had two or three great opportunities but didn't put it away. If you want to change the story, it's going to have to be on a consistent basis that those players get on the board for us."

Ruff hopes that if those players can get rolling that can get some confidence going on the offensive side and the Stars can see some better results when it comes to wins and losses.

There’s more from Ruff and other practice updates at the link. [Stars Inside Edge]

Keep a close eye on your Twitter feed today!

Could Canucks goalie Ryan Miller be a good fit in Dallas? Sean McIndoe breaks down five trades that should go down before the deadline. [The Hockey News]

A little injury news out of practice yesterday:

A look at five offseason signings that haven’t had the hoped-for impact—Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis makes the list. [The Hockey News]

Some good news: Landon Bow and the Texas Stars defeated the San Antonio Rampage last night.

What’s the deal with Dallas’ defense this season? [TSN]

Elliotte Friedman has 30 more thoughts for you. One of them is that Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is the perfect fit for the Stars. In non-Stars thoughts, Maple Leafs forward James Van Riemsdyk could possibly be available. [Sportsnet]

"I wouldn't be here today without these doctors, our trainers, and the firefighters who were at the arena that night.” Craig Cunningham on his miraculous recovery. [NHL]

Tampa Bay will be without goaltender Ben Bishop for the next few weeks.

In other goalie-injury news, the Red Wings placed Jimmy Howard on IR. [NHL]

James Mirtle looks at rookie phenom Auston Matthews’ crazy shot rate. [The Athletic]

From Blue Jackets rookie defenseman Zach Werenski to Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, the most surprising players in 2016. [SB Nation]

At this point in the season, there have been fewer suspensions and fines than by this time last year. [USA Today]

The Caps have something special in store for February.

Two years after Blackhawks equipment manager Cliff Reif committed suicide, his family continues to try to move forward. [Chicago Tribune]

Eighty-seven-year-old Bill Belisle just entered his 42nd second season as head coach at Mount St. Charles Academy. [New York Times]

If you’ve ever wondered how the teddy bear toss came to be, here’s your chance to learn. [Puck Daddy]

And finally, it’s time to go Christmas caroling with the Stars.