Subject:

NHL Central

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Michael Gruber Puts a Dallas Spin of DJing Stars Hockey

    Going to a hockey game is fun for a lot of reasons: The breakneck pace of the game, the physical game play, the fights, the goals and the music. Let's face it: Hockey has always had a bit of a leg up on the other North American sports for music. While the hegemonic NFL uses a lot of Top 40 and class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    The Cult's Ian Astbury: "Too Many People Approach The Doors Like It Was Classic Rock. That Is An Awful Term."

    Ian Astbury, leader of The Cult, is quite the Renaissance man. Besides fronting the band, Astbury plays soccer competitively, watches hockey compulsively and is well-versed on just about any topic thrown at him. Speaking from Los Angeles in anticipation of tonight's show at House of Blues, Astbury ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Mike Modano Hints at a Return to the Dallas Stars. In the Front Office, Of Course.

    ​Almost two months ago to the day, Mike Modano retired from the National Hockey League as a Dallas Star, after a single ill-fated, injury-shortened season with the Detroit Red Wings. So, then: What now? For the longest time he's made no secret of his desire to move into the front office; he told U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    At Long Last, It's Official: Dallas Stars Have New Owner (Gaglardi) And Old President (Lites)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    And Now a Word with Brett Hull: Stars VP, St. Louis Lover, and Total Foodie

    ​With the Cards and Rams in town this weekend, we asked ourselves: "Who in our fabulous city is from St. Louis and could shed a little light on the food scene up there?" Perhaps, we thought, our most esteemed transplant from that so-called Gateway to the West, Hall of Famer Brett Hull, who p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Sure Mike Modano Has a Spot on Dallas' Mount Sportsmore. Well, Doesn't He?

    Mike Modano is on Facebook. And out of hockey. The legendary Dallas Star used social media  to announce his retirement from the NHL yesterday, ending a 21-year career as one of the sport's all-time greatest skaters and its most prolific American-born scorer. Feels like we've delivered th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Mike Modano to Retire a Dallas Star As Club Signs Him to a One-Day Farewell Contract

    Courtesy the Dallas StarsMike Modano and Willa Ford upon No. 9's departure from Dallas last year​Yesterday, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Rangers Closer to Raising AL West Pennant, Funds for Shannon Stone

    ​Yep, the Angels somehow lost to this laughable outfit again last night -- Anaheim has given up the division by going 5-9 against the A's -- shoving the Rangers' lead in the AL West up to 3 with 15 remaining and trimming their magic number to 13. Nelson Cruz should be off the DL and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2011

    2011 NBA FINALS GAME 3 -- Heat 88, Mavericks 86: My Top 10 Observer-Ations

    ​10. I absolutely love ABC's The Finals open with snippets of great plays and legendary players from the past. How surreal would it be to a year from now see Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd in that production? 9. Down 45-31, Dallas came roaring back again and almost pulled off another miracle comebac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.22.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *And then, after Jesus had died on the cross and was buried in his tomb, some rabbits rummaged through a nearby picnic and ate a bunch of chocolate and candy. Powered  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Falling Stars: Dallas Earns Its Early Vacation

    ​So who crumbled worse Sunday: Rory McIlroy at Augusta or your Dallas Stars in Minnesota? Hours after McIlroy ruined a four-shot lead with an 80 at The Masters, the hockey team fanned on a tap-in and missed the NHL Playoffs. After the Chicago Blackhawks lost at home to Detroit earlier in the d ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • News

    January 20, 2011
  • Calendar

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Ten Items Worth a Look-See: Mavs, Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Fox News Pundit Says Michael Vick "Should Have Been Executed"

    The fans gave him a break, and even President Obama applauded Vick's return to the NFL. Tucker Carlson of Fox News? Not so much.​10. Mark Teixeira says teammate Andy Pettitte's "probably leaning toward retirement," which is good news for the Texas Rangers and everyone else aiming to win the AL pen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    So How's Hully & Mo Holding Up Without Mo? A Detroit Sports Writer Offers Her Take

    ​Tonight marks the second time the Detroit Red Wings have come to town since acquiring center Mike Modano, so the Free Press' beat writer last night seized the opportunity to check out the restaurant Modano left behind. Helene St. James veered from sports reporting to food criticism on her b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Ten Sports Items From Yesterday That, In My Humble Opinion, Are Worth a Look-See

    What's Favre's legacy? You tell me.​10. Christmas came early for Mavs fans, as Dallas ended the Heat's 12-game winning streak with an entertaining 98-96 victory last night in Miami. My wrap-up is forthcoming, but until then, Wilonsky over at Unfair Park showed us the team's official Christmas gift ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    He Sold His Other Two Teams (It Wasn't Easy). But Why Hasn't Tom Hicks Sold the Stars Yet?

    Courtesy Dallas Stars​To recap: Tom Hicks no longer owns Liverpool FC (though there's another $1.6-billion-in-damages lawsuit a-comin', guaranteed). Tom Hicks no longer owns the Texas Rangers (and Cliff Lee or no, still very sports nervous about tonight). But Tom Hicks, who paid around $84 mil for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Hey, Look, it's a UFO! No, Actually, it's an Even Weirder Sight: Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wing

    ​Hell hath officially frozen over. In Arlington, the Texas Rangers are still playing baseball. And in Dallas, Stars fans are now cheering for the Detroit Red Wings. Well, at least one of them. The Stars, off to a 2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 start or whatever the hell it is these days in the NHL, play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Stars Prez Jeff Cogen Talks, Very Briefly, About Why He's Leaving For the Nashville Predators

    Jeff Cogen​When word came down that Jeff Cogen, till today the president of Your Dallas Stars since 2007 and before that president and chief operation officer of Your Texas Rangers, was decamping for the Nashville Predators, where he'll be chief executive officer, I called his cell hoping that may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Whitt's End: 8.6.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Since you guys salivate over local radio news, here's a zesty taste: Starting August 16 the new program director at 105.3 The Fan will be Bruce Gilbert. Yep, the same Bruce Gilbert who helped buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Mike Modano to Return to the American Airlines Center in October. As a Detroit Red Wing.

    Patrick MichelsRegardless, Mike Modano and the missus can present at our Music Awards any time.​On June 22, the Dallas Stars released the 2010-'11 schedule. Among the highlights, per the release: "Oct. 14 vs. Detroit - The home opener vs. the hated Red Wings. It doesn't get any better than this." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Yuck Spit Vomit: Mike Modano is Now the Enemy

    We knew this day was coming. Doesn't make it any easier to digest. Former Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco is now a Chicago Blackhawk. And, yep, Mike Modano will play again next season with the ...

  • News

    July 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Say It Ain't So, Mo. Not Them!

    ​It was a far-fetched doomsday scenario. A pointed image intended to conjure just how weird it was going to be around here without Mike Modano. But I never expected it to become, gulp, reality? Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge.  On June 22 that was my wild-ass speculatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Mike Modano: OUR Star Could Become THEIR Star

    ​After saying that he's 75-percent leaning toward not retiring and playing hockey again next season, all-time star of the Dallas Stars Mike Modano is now thinking the unthinkable - putting on the sweater of another team. Mike Modano, Detroit Red Wings? Criiiiiiiiiiinge. It's still a situ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    The Top 10 Greatest Coaches in the History of Ever

    Tom Landry's Statue​John Wooden had three golden rules that, come to think of it, would make us all better humans: Be on time. Don't curse. Never criticize your friends. The legendary UCLA basketball coach left our planet a worse place over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of 10 national ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    The Dallas Stars: Rest In Pieces

    Give the Dallas Stars credit for being spunky and resilient and stubbornly fun to watch. But the season's over, right? To me it ended Saturday in San Jose. Not just with the 5-2 loss to the Sharks, but more so with another major injury. This one to Brad Richards, who broke his left hand while hurryi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    10 Questions: Dan Tullio

    He serves as director of Canadian Club's brand heritage, which is as worthy a cause as any.And who better to promote the brand? He's been with the whisky distillery for a quarter of a century, played a prominent role in their advertising campaigns and still travels the world spreading news about Can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 1.30.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Cowboys fined Martellus Bennett one game check for an obscenity-laced and offensive rap video. Interesting to see what they'll do to Anthony Spencer, who actually broke the law and got arrested. * ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Stars Struck

    Sleep well, Stars fans. Sleep well. After teasing us with hints of a monumental comeback, the Dallas Stars were finally buried by the better team last night. Red Wings 4, Stars 1 wasn’t as close as the score indicates. Detroit, which advances to a Stanley Cup Finals series against Pittsbu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Game 6 = Necessary

    Goodbye, monkey. Hello, history? The Dallas Stars got their pride. They got the Joe Louis Arena monkey off Marty Turco’s back. Now – believe it or not – they’re trying to get even. For those of you that figured the Dallas Stars were primed for cremation when they fell behind the mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Marty Pants

    Several Friends of Unfair Park have pointed our attention this a.m. to Mitch Albom's column in the Detroit Free Press, previewing the previously unfathomable Stars-Red Wings Game Six tonight at the American Airlines Center. Albom, the favorite sports columnist of every mother in America, writes that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Premature Evacuation

    One more time for all the old times. I was wrong. And, perhaps for one last night, the Dallas Stars were right on. Stars 3, Red Wings 1 needed its share of luck. Detroit hit a post early and had a goal disallowed via a horrible call. But give Dallas credit. The Stars played last night’s G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    If this is Mike Modano's Swan Song, Will That Mean We'll See Less of Mo'?

    Hmm. Take another cross-check to the ribs or chase the Mrs. around the house? Decisions, decisions. Face it, tonight's Game 4 could be the last game of Mike Modano's Stars-studded career. I know! It's not a guarantee, just a frightening possibility. With Detroit having sucked the drama from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Red Wings 50, Stars 2

    The dream is all but dead. Well, that’s what it feels like, eh? For three games and 180 minutes over five days in two rinks your Dallas Stars have hurled their unyielding will at the Detroit Red Wings’ superior skill. It’s not that they haven’t won a game. They have never even had a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Hockeytown 2, Cockytown 0

    For the Stars to keep playing, he needs to stop slashing and start scoring, eh? Good news: Dallas Stars catalyst forward Mike Ribeiro will play in tonight’s Game 3 of the NHL’s Western Conference Finals at 7 p.m. in American Airlines Center. Bad news: Lose tonight and the Stars might as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Stars-Wings Drop Puck in 10 Hours. All Aboard!

    Red Wings' fans throw octopi on the ice when their team scores. How very SpongeBobby of them. And stupid. The Dallas Stars’ bandwagon – so desolate three months ago that team president Jeff Cogen was bending over backward to win back fans – is suddenly more congested than the complaint li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2008

    Sharks-Stars Game 5 Just Has To End in OT, Eh?

    I smell a shutout. That, and a really stinky "room." I could sit here and try to analyze and dissect tonight’s Game 5 between your Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks all afternoon. But it’s 82 and sunny and, honestly, I don’t wanna. Besides, what would it help? As close as these two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2007

    Anaheimlich Maneuver

    IGN.com We kinda like the idea of the videogame version of Marty Turco between the pipes rather than the real deal come playoff time. The Dallas Stars are in post-season form. Which, of course, is horrible news. As has become a dreaded spring tradition, they're again teasing, tantalizing but, ultim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007

    All-All-All-All-Stars

    Somewhere beneath this Dolphins helmet is former -- and, maybe, future? -- Dallas Cowboy Jason Garrett. Uh...Coach Garrett, perhaps? That'd be kinda cool. Took a break from guessing about Bill Parcells' replacement long enough to breathe in the fresh air of the NHL All-Star Game last night. And, of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2006
  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Cosmo Cosmos

    The Cosmopolitan Bistro has some redeeming qualities

Loading...