As of 2016-17, you'll be able to watch your in-market Dallas Stars games on your net-enabled devices. Yes, all of them. The NHL and FOX Sports announced on Tuesday that FOX's regional networks will live-stream local NHL telecasts on FOX Sports Go starting this season.
"We are pleased that hockey fans that subscribe to FOX Sports Regional Networks will now have more ways to follow their favorite NHL teams," said David M. Proper, NHL Executive Vice President of Media Distribution and Strategy / Business Affairs. "We believe increasing accessibility to NHL games benefits not only fans, but the League and its partners."
"We see in-market streaming as a valuable extension of the customers' pay-TV subscription," said Jeff Krolik, President, FOX Sports Regional Networks. "We're happy to partner with the NHL to bring in-market streaming to hockey fans, and we look forward to collaborating with the league on this effort."
Get the full story at the Stars homepage. [Dallas Stars]
So what did you think of the Stars' offseason? Find out where they landed in Vice Sports' rankings. [Vice Sports]
Mike Heika provided a bit of #ThrowbackThursday fodder in his Monday chat with an amazing anecdote about Mike Modano.
And look, @DallasStars got in on #TBT yesterday.
When Dan Hamhuis tried to be sneaky, but Antti Niemi wasn't having it.https://t.co/9cyCsEXJUX— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 27, 2016
Top 5 jersey sales in the NHL:— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) July 27, 2016
1. S Crosby
2. A Ovechkin
3. P Kane
4. V Taransenko
5. Ja Benn
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is using the summer hockey lull to repeat his denial of any link between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). [Sports Illustrated]
Two summers ago, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was everywhere, and some of you may have thought, "So what?" But the money raised has since funded several research projects, including one that just identified a new gene associated with the disease. [The Guardian]
Meanwhile, P.K. Subban is getting all viddy to promote his upcoming Just For Laughs benefit. [NHL]
Speaking of the Nashville Predators, the organization and up-and-coming forward Calle Järnkrok avoided arbitration yesterday with an incredibly team-friendly – too team-friendly? – deal.
Franklin Steele examines the assertion on Twitter by THN's Ryan Kennedy that Järnkrok has "bet against himself" with his new contract. [Today's Slapshot]
Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning skirted arbitration with one of their own key RFA forwards by signing Vladislav Namestnikov to a two-year, $3.875 million deal. (For your Bolts cap watch.) [Sportsnet]
Sportsnet also reports that GM Steve Yzerman remains confident that upmarket UFA Nikita Kucherov will be in Bolts blue this season. [Sportsnet]
Now the Sens turn back to the hard work of coming to terms on term with star defender Cody Ceci. [Ottawa Sun]
For the second year in a row, the Allen Americans won the Kelly Cup – and for the second year in a row, the City of Allen has created a Year of the Americans.
Finally: The man, the legend, the beard...Jordie Benn celebrated his 29th birthday on Tuesday. Pour one out for Yukon Cornelius, y'all.
Happy 29th birthday, Jordie! pic.twitter.com/oPvjUE5Y4p— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 26, 2016