Welcome back, Jim Lites.As expected Tom Gaglardi was awarded ownership of the Dallas Stars in a Delaware bankruptcy court this morning; and, as expected, the Canadian has brought back the great Jim Lites, the one-time team president and CEO moved in '07 to run Hicks Sports Marketing Group, poor f ... More >>
Courtesy the Dallas StarsMike Modano and Willa Ford upon No. 9's departure from Dallas last yearYesterday, upon the occasion of Mike Modano's retirement announcement, several Friends of Unfair Park asked if the Dallas Stars would sign him to a short-lived contract so the single-season Detroit Red ... More >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at our music awards two years agoIn April 2010, Mike Modano told us he wasn't sure if he was ready to retire. He sure felt like it, he said: "At this point, on this day, I can make the decision: I'm done." But, of course, he wasn't: After a tear- ... More >>
Sorry, Cubes, but that goofy German just leapfrogged you.
We've seen the Rangers in the World Series and the Mavs win the NBA Finals, and on Tuesday I was reminded just how great a Stanley Cup run can be when former Stars' goalie Ed Belfour and current GM Joe Nieuwendyk were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. They'll officially be in ... More >>
Great. But is it the greatest? When Dirk Nowitzki accessorized his lefty layup in the final minute with private tears of joy and accomplishment last Sunday night in Miami, the Dallas Mavericks symbolically threw Don Carter's 10-gallon hat in the ring. After years of sheepishly having B ... More >>
Not that we care too much, considering the Mavericks are on the verge of the playoffs and the Rangers are in panic mode, but I'm not exactly sure why the Dallas Stars fired head coach Marc Crawford yesterday. Did the Stars underachieve in 2010-11? They amassed 95 points and were i ... More >>
There's a 3 p.m. presser scheduled with local media members. Till then, this and only this is all the Dallas Stars' front office has to say about the immediate adios of head coach Marc Crawford, who yet again couldn't get his team to the post-season:Head Coach Marc Crawford Relieved Of His Coachi ... More >>
The Dallas Stars have been falling, from the top of the NHL's Western Conference down to eighth place. But as yesterday's trade deadline came and went without any deals, the message is clear: The Stars aren't giving up. It's not only a bold move. It's the right move. Leading scorer and ... More >>
When I spoke with Mike Modano in April, he didn't know what the future held -- if he would be retiring following the season, if he'd move into ownership or if he'd come back and play one final season with the Stars or, God forbid, someone else. But he was clear about one thing: He wanted the deci ... More >>
The Dallas Stars cleared out their lockers yesterday. They long ago vacated our minds. Once upon a time Stars games were Dallas' see-and-be-scene. The hockey team won. The bold and beautiful watched. Even as recently as two springs ago we were staying up late and digging in hard for Dallas' ... More >>
Without Mo around, we're going to have find more excuses to gawk at Mrs. Mo.This was supposed to be a frenzied hockey year in Dallas. New coach (Marc Crawford), new GM (Joe Nieuwendyk) and renewed optimism. But let's face it, the season got off to a slow start in October and now the Stars ... More >>
I still have a puck from the first Dallas Stars game, played at Reunion Arena on Oct. 5, 1993. Went to the game with Troy Aikman and I remember going into the locker room and meeting Mike Modano and seeing lots of hot women in the crowd and thinking "Whoa, ice is cool." Then along came Ken H ... More >>
It took a while, but Lisa LeMaster just sent a statement addressing The Hockey News's report that Tom Hicks, fresh off closing a deal to sell the Texas Rangers, is also looking for someone to either invest in the team or take the Dallas Stars off his hands altogether. In short: The report was rig ... More >>
No doubt the man who once held the Cup now calls the shots.So I'm gone a week and two major coaching deals? Ron Washington: In. Dave Tippett: Out. How can that be? I'll get to Wash later this week, but I'm still trying to figure out new Stars' GM Joe Nieuwendyk's decision to replace the likea ... More >>
On second thought, two heads aren't better than one.Since two girlfriends = one problem, the Dallas Stars have abruptly ended their dual general managers experiement. Out: Brett Hull/Les Jackson. In: Joe Nieuwendyk. Strange as it is to be talking hockey in June - unless, of course, you l ... More >>
With Bill Parcells in limbo, the Bears and Colts in the Super Bowl and the Dallas Mavericks in first place, does anyone care that the NHL All-Star Game is in town? Under the cover of wintry mix, the showpiece of America's No. 4 sport sneaked into Dallas and will this week try to re-boot old fans and ... More >>
Admit it. You were worried about the Stars. And now you're not.
Is this season a bust if Dallas doesn't win the Stanley Cup (or just beat Detroit)?
Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire
Stars coach Ken Hitchcock takes one for the team
Mike Modano has finally become the hockey player he always wanted to be