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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. 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
  3. Minnesota needs just 9 seconds to score

    Richard Durrett

    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild scored right after the opening faceoff in the third period. Casey Wellman got his first NHL goal. He bulldozed toward the net and got a rebound. Matt Niskanen tried to get the rebound out of harm's way, but couldn't and...

    Blog | April 10, 2010
  4. Stars progress report: Defensemen

    Richard Durrett

    We continue our look at the Stars' positions with the defensemen. BTW, click here to see the progress report on the forwards. Once again, Defending Big D and Andrew's Stars Page have chimed in with their thoughts as well. Trend: Average The Sta...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  5. Q&A: Dallas Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk weighs goalie options, lays o...

    Richard Durrett

    Q&A: Stars GM Nieuwendyk likes options at goaltender, lays out team's vision.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2010
  6. A few quick thoughts on a 4-0 loss

    Richard Durrett

    I'll admit that I found myself looking forward to stoppages in play on Sunday so that I could flip to the Minnesota-New Orleans NFC Championship Game. (As side note: Sunday was not fun for Ralph Strangis. The Stars lost and so did his Vikings). * ...

    Blog | January 24, 2010
  7. Thoughts on the Stars' 4-3 win

    Richard Durrett

    It got scary at the end, despite the Dallas Stars outplaying the Minnesota Wild for most of the game. For the first two-and-a-half periods, Dallas was physical, played well in the offensive zone, kept the Wild from getting much going in the Dallas en...

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2010
  8. Dallas Stars place top-line defenseman Nicklas Grossman on IR, re...

    Richard Durrett

    Stars put top-line defenseman Nicklas Grossman on IR

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2010
  9. Grossman out tonight against Islanders

    Richard Durrett

    Stars defenseman Nicklas Grossman will not play tonight against the New York Islanders with an undisclosed injury suffered in the Rangers game, according to a Stars official. Grossman, who appeared to get hit in the knee in the game, is listed as day...

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2010
  10. Dallas Stars have been OK in the first half, but OK probably isn'...

    Richard Durrett

    The Dallas Stars have been OK for the first half, but OK isn't good enough.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2010
  11. Stephane Robidas will play for Dallas Stars after surgery

    Richard Durrett

    Stephane Robidas won't miss time for the Dallas Stars after cheek surgery.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  12. Which defenseman do you sit?

    Richard Durrett

    Now that Trevor Daley is activated, it means he should slide in beside Karlis Skrastins on the blue line. And, of course, the Stars have their top pair of Nicklas Grossman and Stephane Robidas. They'll have a challenge tonight against the Blackha...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  13. Which defenseman do you sit?

    Richard Durrett

    Now that Trevor Daley is activated, it means he should slide in beside Karlis Skrastins on the blue line. And, of course, the Stars have their top pair of Nicklas Grossman and Stephane Robidas. They'll have a challenge tonight against the Blackhawks'...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2009
  14. Some good signs for the Stars

    Richard Durrett

    Dallas' 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday produced some performances that could bode well for later this season. As always, the question is whether the Stars can sustain any kind of momentum they generate. But there were things about Wednesday t...

    Blog | December 24, 2009
  15. Some good signs for the Stars

    Richard Durrett

    Dallas' 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday produced some performances that could bode well for later this season. As always, the question is whether the Stars can sustain any kind of momentum they generate. But there were things about Wednesday that ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2009
  16. What to watch in tonight's game

    Richard Durrett

    There will be a few worth watching when the Stars face Columbus tonight. Among them: Will Matt Niskanen play and how will he play? The young defenseman was a healthy scratch Monday, and Stars coach Marc Crawford said he wanted to see him compete hard...

    Blog | December 23, 2009