Tag: Jamie Benn

The Dallas Stars in 2012: A Year in Review

Read this post in its entirety over at DefendingBigD. 2012 was a year of change for the Dallas Stars. Tom Gaglardi assumed ownership of the organization at the end of 2011, and he started to put his fingerprints on operations soon after. On the ice, the Stars once again faded down the stretch, falling short

What Are the Expectations for Derek Roy?

When Dallas acquired Derek Roy this summer, I thought the move was a great one for the team. Not only did they massively upgrade the second line center spot, but they added an accomplished top-six forward still in his prime. And the best part – they bought low.

What Will Jamie Benn’s Next Contract Look Like?

Originally published at DefendingBigD. Regardless of what is contained in the new yet-to-be-agreed-upon CBA between the NHL and NHLPA, the contract landscape in the league is going to be very different than it was between 2004-05 and 2011-12.

The NHL Lockout and the Dallas Stars

Regardless of what you may think, neither the owners nor the players want the ongoing CBA negotiations to result in a lockout, but both sides have made preparations to remain off the ice for the first few months of the 2012-13 season. Dallas, perhaps more than any other team in the NHL, is in the

The Numbers Behind the Numbers: The Dallas Stars Top Six Forwards

Since the 2011-12 regular season concluded a few months ago, the Dallas Stars have overhauled their top six forward group. Gone are Mike Ribeiro and Steve Ott. Jaromir Jagr, Ray Whitney, and Derek Roy have joinedJamie Benn, Michael Ryder, and Loui Eriksson as the players that Dallas will reply upon th supply the bulk of

Jamie Benn – A Superstar is Born

When I went to watch the visiting Kelowna Rockets play the Vancouver Giants during the 2007-08 WHL season, I was excited at the opportunity to see two of the top draft-eligible defensemen for 2008 – Tyler Myers and Luke Schenn. It was impossible to miss either of them on the ice – Myers, a 6-7