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  1. James Neal expendable for Stars to improve

    Richard Durrett

    I know that fans have grown to like James Neal. I have, too. He's got upside and can be a solid scorer in the NHL. But the Stars needed help on the blue line. That's clear. This team is struggling, dropping from first in the Pacific Division (and,...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  2. Who will be the leaders on this team?

    Richard Durrett

    LOS ANGELES -- With the Marty Turco and Mike Modano eras over, it means other leaders must step up. I talked about that with Stars coach Marc Crawford this past weekend. "The key guy is Brenden Morrow," Crawford said. "He's going to have a larger...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  3. Player review: James Neal

    Richard Durrett

    Today's player review candidate: James Neal. Neal, 22, is clearly a winger with high upside. And he showed some of that upside this season, increasing his offensive production from his rookie year. Neal had 55 points, third on the Stars, includ...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  4. Stars' Richards among Lady Byng finalists

    Richard Durrett

    Stars center Brad Richards is a finalist for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, given each season to the player that exhibits "the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." Richards, who won ...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  5. Dallas Stars have some pieces in place but need to upgrade in off...

    Richard Durrett

    Without financial flexibility, the Stars are heading into a challenging offseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2010
  6. Neal to Eriksson ties the game at 1

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- James Neal made a fantastic pass from behind the net to Loui Eriksson, who quickly deposited it in the net past Chris Mason. The Stars really needed that. It's a tie game and the crowd and the Stars seem to be energized with three minute...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  7. Ott a unique dimension on the Stars

    Richard Durrett

    Steve Ott's new four-year contract means the 27-year-old is with the Stars for the forseeable future. And it's a continuation of general manager Joe Nieuwendyk's plan to identify and cultivate the core of this team and then go about putting pieces ar...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  8. Stars progress report: Forwards

    Richard Durrett

    FRISCO - The Stars have played three-quarters of the NHL season and most of them get some time off while the league breaks for the Olympics. When Dallas returns, the team has 21 games in 40 days to finish out the season. That includes playing ever...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  9. When the Stars traded for goalie Kari Lehtonen, it signaled that ...

    Richard Durrett

    With trade, Joe Nieuwendyk signals that Marty Turco's Dallas days are numbered.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  10. Stars regain the lead late in first

    Richard Durrett

    James Neal got the goal to put the Stars back in front. Again, good things happen when you head toward the net. It was an important one for the Stars. Chicago had scored and was buzzing for a while. But Dallas didn't allow the Blackhawks to seize ...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  11. Welcome back,'s 1-0 Stars

    Richard Durrett

    Mike Ribeiro, in his first game back from a throat injury sustained on Jan. 6, scored off a nice pass from James Neal on the power play. Ribeiro got to the net and Neal saw him, passing the puck across the crease. That's a big goal for Dallas a...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  12. Which Stars players are on "no-trade" list?

    Richard Durrett

    Should the Stars even have a "no-trade" list? I know some fans feel like if this team doesn't really make a statement in the next three games and then struggles after the Olympic break, that no player should be "untouchable." I disagree. There are...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  13. Stars grab early 1-0 lead

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- Good start for the Stars. They get the crowd into it right away with action happening in the offensive zone and James Neal gets a goal 3:36 into the game. Credit Loui Eriksson for a great pass to Neal, who had a wide open net. Iyla Bryzg...

    Blog | February 06, 2010
  14. Loui Eriksson makes it 2-0 Stars

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- With the Stars shorthanded, James Neal grabbed a puck off a turnover in the Stars' zone and made a nice outlet pass to Loui Eriksson, who did the rest. Eriksson was in on a breakaway and put the puck high past Iyla Bryzgalov. It was Erik...

    Blog | February 06, 2010
  15. Matchup to watch tonight: Dorsett vs. Neal

    Richard Durrett

    It appears that Columbus agitator Derek Dorsett still isn't thrilled with Stars forward James Neal. This was in a Blue Jackets notebook in The Columbus Dispatch this morning: Expect a little extra juice tonight when the Dallas Stars play in Nation...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  16. Benn draws penalty to put Stars on PP

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- It took until 10:24 left in the second period for the first power play of the game. It belongs to the Stars as Jamie Benn got to a puck and was tripped as he got there. Benn is playing well. But it will be Mike Modano, James Neal, Loui E...

    Blog | January 31, 2010