Dallas Stars Analysis
Dallas destroyed the Boston Bruins in January. Scoreboards can be misleading though.
With news that John Klingberg is on the verge of being traded, I’d argue he’s worth what he’s asking for...assuming he was utilized correctly.
The Stars can afford a new deal, but is the money best spent elsewhere?
Denis Gurianov was healthy scratched by Rick Bowness for Tuesday’s tilt against Winnipeg, explaining why the NHL still has a problem developing its players.
In their season opener, Dallas tried to lock the game down against the New York Rangers in the second period. Why did a ‘lockdown’ open the game up instead?
You would think I’d have learned my lesson by now...
Dallas uses speed, odd man rushes to overwhelm a physical St. Louis squad. End tournament with a 1-3 record.
Wyatt Johnston adds two more goals, but it isn’t enough in a special teams dominated game.
Hockey is back. Stars score three in the third, but they can’t shoot their way out of an excess of odd-man rushes in the first two periods.
Thomas Harley has all the tools to crack the Dallas Stars roster. Will it matter in a Cup Year? And can Dallas do something to help him develop?
The goaltender was signed to bring stability to the Stars’ crease, but he has been drastically outplayed by those already on the roster.
With Ryan Suter signed for the next four years, the Dallas Stars get their veteran top four defender. He could be a good fit, but it’s easy to see the move going the other way too.
It’s slim pickings in Dallas, but Seattle has some interesting options available for the upcoming Expansion Draft.
By ‘rematch’ I mean a return to the Stanley Cup Finals, but using the Tampa Bay Lightning as the standard to grade them against is a fun exercise with surprising results.
Jamie Oleksiak has turned into the player Dallas believed him to be when he was drafted. Why would it make sense to let him walk? That’s the four plus million dollar question.
They’re a year older, they’ve had the summer off, and there are contracts coming off of the books at the end of the year. Is the upcoming season Stanley Cup or bust for the Dallas Stars?
Jim Nill loves landing the big fish. He likely won’t have the cap to do that for the 2021-2022 season. But this offseason’s bargain bin offers plenty of small fish who can play big games.
The Stars need to pay Miro Heiskanen, find him a reliable partner, and prepare for the end of John Klingberg’s team-friendly deal. Where does all of this lead?
Over the next month, we’ll be evaluating numerous trades and signings. Understanding the Stars’ current cap situation will help us keep grounded in reality.
Jack Eichel is the hottest name on the market right now. What would it take to get him in Victory Green?
Blake Coleman seems like the perfect fit for the Dallas Stars next season. He is. But it’s complicated.
Dallas has three NHL quality netminders, but there are questions about each. General manager Jim Nill will need all of his jedi skills to navigate his way through this offseason.
Joe Pavelski forced the Dallas Stars’ hand. When it comes to Seattle expansion, it’s gonna be either Radek Faksa or Jason Dickinson left unprotected. The decision is, for my money, an easy one.
The stage is set, with the Canadiens vs. the Golden Knights, and the Lightning vs. the Islanders. Do the Dallas Stars have anything in common with them? If not, what can they learn?
The Dallas Stars aren’t looking to trade for Seth Jones, but maybe there’s a universe where it makes sense to bring Jones home.
Roope Hintz might have been Dallas’ best player, and best of all, Dallas may simply be scratching the surface. There’s a small catch, however.
Miro Heiskanen didn’t have a season up to his usual standards. How much of that was on the season’s struggles versus the struggles of Dallas’s system not creating offense?