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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Why Do the Stars Stink this season

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A visual look at the Stars troubles this season, a bye week survival guide, Texas PK hurts them in loss to the Barracuda

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Dallas enters their bye week with the 3rd worst record in the league and just a 2% chance of making the playoffs. Many factors have contributed to the Stars poor record. Josh Lile provides some clarity of why the team stinks this season. (WFAA8)

Need a survival guide for the Stars bye week? (Blackout Dallas)

Mike Heika held his weekly Q&A session yesterday:

Texas Stars:

Texas didn’t get any help from the schedule makers playing their 3rd game in 4 days. San Jose extended their winning streak to 15 games with a 5-3 win over the Stars last night. Defending Big D’s David Castillo has the recap. (Wrong Side of the Red Line)


Many fans believed that Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews shouldn’t have been selected to play in this year’s All-Star game, but his play of late is more like that of an elite player. (Second City Hockey)

Boston was able to win against San Jose Sunday in overtime after their bye week. On a whole though teams sport a 20-29 record in their 1st 5 games after a bye. (SB Nation)

Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr moved into 2nd place in all time scorers NHL. We will likely never see a player like him again. (Fanrag Sports)

Kings President Luc Robitaille has been named chairman of one of the elite teams in Germany, Eisbaren Berlin. (NBC Sports)

Jets Jacob Trouba was suspended 2 games for his hit to the head on Senators Mark Stone. (Global News)

Arizona and Calgary made a trade yesterday. The Coyotes sent defenseman Michael Stone to the Flames for some draft picks. (Calgary Flames)

Veteran forwards Shane Doan and Jerome Iginla would be willing to waive their no-trade clause for a chance to go to a cup contender. (CBC Sports)

Finally 43 years ago Mr Hockey Gordie Howe came out of retirement to play in Houston: