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NHL Offseason Discussion

Analysis: How Close Are the Dallas Stars to Earning a Rematch with the Tampa Bay Lightning?

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.

Opinion: It’s a tough choice, but the Dallas Stars should let Jamie Oleksiak walk

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.

Analysis: Who Can the Dallas Stars Target in this Offseason’s UFA Bargain Bin?

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.

Why Jake Oettinger Might Be the Best Backup Option for Dallas

He may be young, but the Stars’ 2017 first-rounder is more than capable of stepping up to the plate.

Off-season Goaltender Targets for Dallas

We take a look at some potential replacements for Anton Khudobin should he not re-sign with Dallas.

Will Anton Khudobin Re-sign with Dallas?

The Stars’ backup goaltender was one of the best stories of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, but that has likely priced him out of Dallas.

Roope Hintz — The X-Factor

Hintz improved greatly during the 2018-19 season and was a huge factor for the team down the stretch and in the playoffs. Just how big was his turnaround and what are the expectations for him this coming season?

Alexander Radulov: The Stars’ Invisible Superstar

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin get the accolades, but Radulov deserves that superstar treatment as well.

Analyzing The Dallas Stars’ Five-Year Outlook

Based on the players currently in the organization, what might the team’s roster look like down the road?

What Gusev Signing With New Jersey Might Mean For Dallas

Does this deal mean that the Devils can officially be named the team that won the off-season? What does it mean for Dallas?

Offer Sheets: Superstars Shouldn’t Be The Only Targets

Trades, buyouts, and waivers are all business decisions. Offer sheets are personal, but they shouldn’t be — and they should be used more.

Faksa May Have Had A Rough 2018-19, But That Shouldn’t Make Him Part Of A Trade

Replacing the young Czech center may not be as easy as you think.

Dallas Should Target a Top-Four Defenseman Via Trade, Not UFA

Given the lack of quality defensemen available this free agency, the Stars are better off looking at potential trade options.

Montgomery’s Coaching Philosophy and How The Roster Needs to Fulfill It

As free agency and trade talks start to intensify, how can the Stars better shape their roster to Jim Montgomery’s style?

Matching Minors: The Ins and Outs of a Potential Mats Zuccarello Contract for the Dallas Stars

Is Zuccarello the best target for the Stars? And if so, what would a contract look like? Wes and Robert are here to argue about just that, and probably more.

If the Early Free Agency Moves Are Any Indication, the Stars Still Don’t Trust Their Prospects

Except for signing Anton Khudobin, the Dallas Stars didn’t get better with their free agency signings.

Free Agent Profile: Ilya Kovalchuk

The KHL superstar will be one of the biggest names on the market this summer, but is he worth the price?

Why Dallas Must Keep Their Third Overall Pick

Some people think Jim Nill should trade Dallas’ third overall pick. These people are crazy. Except for Matt Larkin. Who started it.

Stars Impact Player Rankings #17 - Vernon Fiddler

Think of Vernon Fiddler as a $20 bill found folded up in the pocket of an old pair of jeans. No, he won't buy you a new car, but he could pay for one heckuva happy hour.

Impact Ranking #22: Curtis McKenzie

Can he make the grade and stick with the big club when the preseason ends?

Grading Jim Nill's Offseason

The Stars entered the offseason with a series of needs. Which ones did they address? Which ones did they neglect?

The Top 5 2014-2015 Dallas Stars Hockey Fights

There may not be much to talk about, but if you look close enough, the Dallas Stars had an interesting 2014-2015 season in the pugilism department that was light on majors, but heavy on the 'to fight or not to fight' discussion.

Five Ways to Speed up the Offseason

It's time that time got a move on. Here are a few suggestions for expediting the next couple months.

What Does Win-Now Window Mean For Young Players?

The Stars have some highly-touted prospects in the system, but a win-now mentality might limit their opportunities in the immediate future. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Video: Benn Progressing in Rehab from Hip Surgery

The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner sat down with FOX4 to talk about how he's progressing from hip surgery and demonstrate some of the rehab work he's put in so far.

Who Would Stars Protect in an Expansion Draft?

The league faces expansion. Each team had a handful of players they could protect under the old rules. If they use those again, who would the Dallas Stars choose?

Jim Nill's Salary Cap Fandango

To their credit, the Stars have shown a willingness to spend on players since Jim Nill took the helm. However, in a league where bad contracts are the norm, should such aggression worry Stars fans? What, exactly, are the Stars getting into, and will it hurt the team long-term?

Minnesota Wild Alumni Game To Feature North Stars

Is it a big deal if the Winter Classic features alumni from the North Stars, which relocated to Dallas, and is not the Minnesota Wild's alumni?

After Oduya, What Does the Defense Look Like?

Like an awkward jr. high dance, it's time for everyone to pick a partner.

Johnny Oduya, Dallas Stars Find Mutual Fit

The Stars newest defenseman and general manager Jim Nill had a lot to say in the introductory conference call.

Sharp Adds Versatility to Stars Forward Corps

The Dallas Stars offense added some versatility and depth with Friday's trade for Patrick Sharp.

What Does the Dallas D Look Like Without Daley?

Breaking down the 11 games Daley missed with a knee injury last season gives us a clue to how deployment may work with the seven remaining Stars defensemen.