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NHL Eastern Conference

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Plano Has Become a Hockey Prospect Factory, Which Canadians Find Very Puzzling

    It's been over a decade since the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup and proved, six years after moving from Minnesota, that there was room for professional ice hockey even in football-obsessed, not-at-all-icy Texas. The team's popularity has flagged significantly in recent years, but a generation of ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Dropkick Murphys - House of Blues - 2/27/12

    Dropkick Murphys House of Blues Monday, February 27 A Dropkick Murphys show isn't one to hold surprises, nor is it one to attend when you're just looking for a decent night of music. Don't get me wrong, the beloved Celtic punk band's performance last night at House of Blues was spot-on in just abou ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    This Morning's Reading Assignment: The Dallas Stars Bankruptcy Court Filings

    ​A Friend of Unfair Park asks this morning if we've gotten our hands on the Dallas Stars bankruptcy docs, which were filed, as expected, in a Delaware court at the end of the day yesterday. Why, as a matter of fact: On the other side you'll find a Tom Wolfe novel's worth of legalese, including, fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Our Next American Sports Idol is ...

    ​Beats me. Monday I watched both Williams sisters lose at Wimbledon, a week after Andy Roddick bowed out. It leaves as the only American quarterfinalist gentlemen's 10th seed Mardy Fish, a 29-year-old doubles specialist who will hardly threatening Rafael Nadal's throne. We heard a b ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    The Champion of Championships: Where Does the Mavs' Title Rank?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    A Tale of Two Trades: How the Mavs and Stars are Affected by 'Melo and Neal

    ​The Dallas Mavericks got better today. The Dallas Stars? Hmm. With the trading of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks, you can cross the Denver Nuggets off the list of NBA Western Conference powers in this spring's playoffs. Raymond Felton is a decent point guard and ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Whitt's End: 2.4.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So, what's harder to predict: Weather or sports? Coulda sworn Ron Jackson, Pete Delkus and the boys said there was a 30-percent chance of 1-2 inches of snow on Friday. But I drove home l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Oh Say You Can See Christina Aguilera Singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl

    ​The National Football League and FOX just made it official: The star of Burlesque will perform the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLV pregame festivities at Cowboys Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. Says Christina Aguilera in the press release that just popped up in the in-box: "I have been pe ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    January 13, 2011
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    November 30, 2010

    Does Josh Hamilton Have a Chance to Be Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year?

    ​Let's see, he's won a batting title, an American League MVP, multiple Ginger Ale showers, our hearts and - almost, sorta -  a World Series. Today Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton goes for another coveted honor - Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. Little deb ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
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    November 4, 2010

    Dallas' Other Teams are Playing Too. Who Knew?

    For the last month we've all been - gladly, of course - buried up to here in the Texas Rangers. Don't look now, but the other sports in our city didn't shut down. Let's play some catch up, shall we? FC DALLAS - In the Major League Soccer's Western Conference semifinals, they have a 2-1 aggregate le ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    September 16, 2010
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    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

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    April 1, 2010
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    March 1, 2010

    Q&A: Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys Talks Touring, Menudo, Politics and, Of Course, Red Sox

    The might, mighty Dropkicks.​Dropkick Murphys has been doing its jig-infused version of punk rock for nearly 15 years now. And, in that time, the band has seen its fan base expand greatly as its sound grew more and more Irish-inspired. Known for its beer-soaked live performances, the band is about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Mavs Whip Hapless Knicks by Half-a-Hundred, But is it the Biggest Ass-Whipping in Metroplex Sports History?

    ​No Jason Kidd. No Erick Dampier. No momentum. No prisoners. Was dilly-daddling around the house yesterday with a rare Sunday off (thanks, Cowboys). Had the Mavs-Knicks on the TV and it was something like 35-30 early in the second quarter. Next thing I know Roddy Beaubois is raining 3-pointer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    October 19, 2009

    Stars-Gazing: My Top 10 Hockey Observations

    ​10. Went to Bruins 3, Stars 0 Friday night. First hockey game this season. Dallas didn't look good, but the experience wasn't half-bad. 9. If you haven't been to American Airlines Center in a while, prepare to be dazzled. The four-sided HD video screens on the over-hanging scoreboa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: David McDavid Interested in Texas Rangers

    I've hinted at this name a couple of times in the wake of Tom Hicks defaulting on a loan, selling Mesquite Rodeo and generally looking for a bailout. But now let's blurt it out unequivocally: David McDavid is interested in buying controlling interest of the Texas Rangers. "I have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Brush With Greatness Edition

    My career has its perks. I've sipped Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach with Troy Aikman. Shaken hands with Wayne Gretzky moments after his final NHL game. Seen - first hand - Roger Federer win at Wimbledon, Michael Johnson triumph in Atlanta and Michael Jordan sink his last shot as a Chicago Bull. And as I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    The Stars' Problem: Mike Nodano?

    1999 seems a millennium ago doesn't it?When we last left the Dallas Stars they were a mediocre, irrelevant team besieged by injuries, struggling to stay around .500 and in the Western Conference playoff hunt while blaming Sean Avery. This morning - after last night's 3-1 loss to the ... More >>

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    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

    February 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.6.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Jerry Jones wanted Dan Reeves to pledge working X amount of hours per week. Maybe it's part of the owner's new get-tough policy, but isn't that ridiculous? I seem to remember a head coach around here t ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    December 5, 2008

    Whitt's End

    Welcome to my dark, dank, little out-of-the-way catch-all corner.In here every Friday  afternoon you'll find those cumbersome little pieces parts, fleeting thoughts and mind crumbs I couldn't crowbar into other posts. It's where I'll come to clear my head, and to clean out my notebooks.Whether ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Sic 'Em, Widetrack!

    A few weeks ago Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark Bradley wondered, "What if McDavid owned Hawks, Thrashers?" And my "McDavid," of course, he means local car salesman David McDavid, who, in 2003, was poised to buy the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, as well as Philips Arena, from Turner Broad ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

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    June 2, 2008
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    May 3, 2008
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    February 27, 2008

    Star Struck

    Dallas Stars/NHL Brad Richards, now a Dallas Star -- the hockey team, I believe Out here in Surprise, Arizona, it’s sunny and 82 degrees and far, far removed from hockey season. But back there, I hear the team I said never makes any noise actually made some noise, eh? Not be totally muted by the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Old 97's Holding Down with Hockey Fans

    The mash-up is a little weird, but we're still stoked: Dallas' Old 97's will open for Wyclef Jean at a NHL charity shindig. The January 25 show, in Atlanta, benefits Usher's New Look Foundation. The concert kicks off the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend, which includes the all-star game (which those not wa ... More >>

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    July 13, 2007
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    January 18, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    October 19, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

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    October 5, 2006
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    November 27, 2003

    Born to Run

    Lace up, Gramps

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    September 18, 2003

    Pups on Parade

    A new meaning for "dog run"

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Don't Forget to Decompose Your Auk

    Dallas immigrants don't have to go home for holiday fare

  • Culture

    October 19, 2000

    Dazed and Confused

    Dallas' hockey junkies need to take a chill pill, 'cause it's only October

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Northern lights

    Alaska hockey romp is a successful mix of sweetness and irreverence

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    Across the Bar

    Rockville Music closes shop; Puerto Rico gets DJ Nature's call; Rubber Gloves still waiting for the Old 97's other shoe to fall; Pantera plays Detroit Rock City; Buck Jones Blushes

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Out Here

    The Tomorrowpeople
    Mazinga Phaser

  • Culture

    February 5, 1998

    Stealing home

    Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire

  • News

    July 31, 1997

    Meltdown man

    John Spano was just a dull, two-bit Dallas businessman before he tried to buy a professional hockey team. Now he's been charged with bank fraud, and his claims of wealth and business prowess are dissolving in the glare of scorching publicity.

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