Dallas Stars

1st Central | 0-0
  • Goals For
    265 GF
  • Goals Against
    228 GA
  • Power Play %
    22.1 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    82.3 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    719 PIM
  • New Detroit Red Wing Frans Nielsen good on both ends of ice
    Detroit Free Press

    New Detroit Red Wing Frans Nielsen good on both ends of ice

    The NHL is in its quieter days, offering a fine opportunity to take a look at individual Red Wings and assess expectations for the coming season. F Frans Nielsen Looking at 2015-16: 20 goals, 32 assists, 52 points, plus-1 in 81 games. Had 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points, minus-3 in 11 playoff games. Looking at money: Signed through 2021-22 at an annual average value of $5.25 million. Actual salary next season is $6 million. Looking back: Nielsen, 32, nearly matched the career-high 58 points he produced in 2013-14. He has two 20-goal seasons to his credit. Nielsen is known for being really good defensively, and his name regularly appears among those garnering votes for the Selke Trophy (Nielsen finished

  • Heika: Rebuilding a Stars defensive unit stacked with young talent and playing time to earn
    SportsDay

    Heika: Rebuilding a Stars defensive unit stacked with young talent and playing time to earn

    Lindy Ruff's challenge requires patience, creativity and finesse. But the Stars coach knows that reworking his group of defensemen might be the most important thing he does in the coming season. The man who helped align and assimilate Team Canada's defense at two different Olympics will have to tweak the Dallas blue line that will be bigger, stronger and a lot less experienced. "It's a good group, and we feel like we can be better than we were last year, but it will take a lot of work," Ruff said. Dallas let go of veterans Alex Goligoski (Arizona), Jason Demers (Florida) and Kris Russell (still unsigned) in free agency, and acquired veteran Dan Hamhuis. That means there's a very good chance Ruff