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  1. Stars' progress begins with one position

    Richard Durrett

    It wasn't that long ago that a regular-season tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Dallas Stars featured two of the top teams in the Western Conference and a Stars team that was stingy on defense, difficult to play against and opportunistic when gi...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  2. Dallas Stars' Kari Lehtonen key to club's rebuilding plan

    Richard Durrett

    Kari Lehtonen is key to the Stars' plan to rebuild club from the net out.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2012
  3. Crawford: Success starts with goalie

    Richard Durrett

    LOS ANGELES -- Marc Crawford said defense, obviously, was an issue for his club. But he didn't put all the blame on his defenseman. He said it starts with the goalie, which is why Kari Lehtonen is such a key for this club. "We're excited about whe...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  4. Stars options: Defenseman or goalie?

    Richard Durrett

    LOS ANGELES -- There's only one team between the Stars and their first-round pick. And based on what the Rangers do with that 10th pick just in front of Dallas, here are the Stars' options: * They could go defense and grab Cam Fowler or Brandon Go...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  5. Stars still shopping Ribeiro; ready to pick

    Richard Durrett

    LOS ANGELES -- The Stars continue to shop Mike Ribeiro, but there is nothing imminent at this point. Does that mean they won't trade him? No. But I get the sense the Stars aren't simply going to deal Ribeiro just to deal him. They also don't have ...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  6. ESPN.com mock draft: Stars take Forbort

    Richard Durrett

    Gare Joyce has the final mock draft for ESPN.com up now and the Stars are slated to take defenseman Derek Forbort. We'll have a draft preview up shortly for you, but there's no doubt the Stars would like to bolster their defense, something the sys...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  7. Player review: Jeff Woywitka, Philip Larsen

    Richard Durrett

    We'll look at two defenseman today as we complete our player reviews of those on the blue line. Today's players: Jeff Woywitka and Philip Larsen Woywitka, one of the Stars' bigger defenseman at 6-foot-3, 224 pounds, played in 36 games for the S...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  8. Player review: Matt Niskanen

    Richard Durrett

    Yet another player preview for you. You can check out the others on the Stars' blog. Today's player: Matt Niskanen Niskanen, 23, was the Stars' first-round pick (28th overall) in 2005 and was considered a player with good upside. This was the s...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  9. Player review: Trevor Daley

    Richard Durrett

    Our skate through the Stars' defense continues today as we look at specific players and give you a brief overview of how they did this past season. Today's player: Trevor Daley Daley, 26, played his fifth full season with the Stars. He had 22 p...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  10. Player review: Karlis Skrastins

    Richard Durrett

    We are taking a few weeks to quickly review each Stars player as the club embarks on the offseason. Today's player: Karlis Skrastins Skrastins was signed by the Stars prior to the past season on a two-year deal to be a solid, stay-at-home defen...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  11. Player review: Mark Fistric

    Richard Durrett

    We continue to skate on the blue line for our player reviews. You can check out the others on the Stars blog. Today's player: Mark Fistric Fistric was probably the most improved player on the blue line in 2009-10. Fistric, who turns 24 in June,...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  12. Player review: Nicklas Grossman

    Richard Durrett

    We continue with our player reviews, which started with goalies and have worked their way out to the blue line. You can look at the other reviews on the Stars blog. Today's player: Nicklas Grossman Grossman, 25, played on the top pair with Step...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  13. Player review: Stephane Robidas

    Richard Durrett

    A reminder that you can view the rest of our 2009-10 player reviews on the Stars blog. Today's player: Stephane Robidas Robidas, 33, earned his spot as the No. 1 defenseman on the Stars this past season. At at 5-11 (that may be generous), 193 p...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  14. Nieuwendyk talks about Stars defense

    Richard Durrett

    Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk stressed that playing better defense was based on the entire team doing its part. "Obviously, we have some issues defensively, no question," Nieuwendyk said. "To me, defense is a five-man system. Whether it's a...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  15. What's going on with the defense?

    Richard Durrett

    I wish I had an answer to that question. I don't. But the shots on goal certainly tell part of that story. Dallas was outshot 43-20 in Wednesday's loss in Buffalo. It was a strange game with each team scoring three goals in the first period and Bu...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  16. Goaltending, defense let down Stars again

    Richard Durrett

    Saturday was yet another ugly loss for the Stars. And it looked so promising up 3-1 early in the second period. But the Penguins roared back and the Stars couldn't recover. A few thoughts: * That wasn't the kind of first start that Kari Lehtone...

    Blog | March 06, 2010