NHL Pacific Division

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    January 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't gotten a chance to ask him about it yet, but did I miss something or is Babe Laufenberg leaving CBS 11? Maybe he was buying CBS 11. Did I get that wrong? UPDATE: Says Laufenberg in a text ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Dallas's First Hockey Team, a Keepsake

    ​Everything I know about the Dallas Texans hockey team comes from The Handbook of Texas History's Dallas Stars entry:Professional hockey in Dallas dates back to 1941, when the Dallas Texans joined the minor-league American Hockey Association. The debut occurred at Fair Park Ice Arena on November 6 ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Willa Ford to Make Her Triumphant (Far as You Know) Return to the Movies

    Patrick MichelsMike Modano and Willa Ford at the Dallas Observer Music Awards back in July​Speaking of the local film business ...Willa Ford's an awful nice lady from my limited experience spent with Mr. and Mrs. Mike Modano, but I've seen little of her film work; this, for example, is all I've se ... More >>

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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

    September 16, 2009

    This Just In: Hockey is - Surprisingly - Still Alive

    Nothing says hockey like ... hotties?​Coulda swore the National Hockey League never returned from its 2005 lockout. No, wait, don't I sorta remember a hip little hiccup back in 2008? Honestly, they tell me there will be a Dallas Stars game down at American Airlines Center tonight. Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Cowboys Tickets?

    ​Even if you've never heard of the Fan Cost Index, the name is pretty self-explanatory: It's what a family of four could expect to spend at a sporting event, simple as that. Factored into the costs, per Team Marketing Index's arguable equation: the price of two adult average price tickets, two chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Don't Know if the Dallas Stars Will Be Any Good, But Ticket Sales Will Be ... Dynamic!

    ​Two words: Dynamic. Pricing. That, per today's announcement, is how Your Dallas Stars have chosen to sell seats this season -- beginning this very Saturday, matter of fact, when regular-season single-game seats go on sale for October and November. And what, you may be asking, is dynamic pricing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Picture Show: Old 97's Christen the New Hard Rock Cafe at Victory Park

    Patrick Michels​Check out more photos from the night in our slideshow.The weirdest moment at last night's Hard Rock Cafe grand opening party? Take your pick, but I'll say it was right at the end, when it turned out the winner of the night's big raffle was with the band.After a night full of ridicu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    What in the Wide World of Sports ...?

    ​There are probably a million more important things with which to begin the work week -- like, oh, a passel of Hicks Sports Group creditors asking the National Hockey League whether the beleaguered owner of the Texas Rangers has dough enough to keep the Dallas Stars -- but this breaking, um, news? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    DOMAXXI: Video, Audio and, Of Course, Some Photo Booth Love...

    The above clip is one man's take--this "one man" in question being Pugs & Kelly producer Eric Marc--on Tuesday night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ceremony. Warning: There is puke involved. (To be fair, I never promised it was gonna be a classy party...)But others are still talking DOMA in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Because, Sure, When You Think Dallas Observer Music Awards, the Names "Mike Modano and Willa Ford" Pop to Mind

    Patrick MichelsPatrick Michels is putting the finishing touches on what's sure to be a sprawling slide show from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards at the Granada. (Hence, the reason for no DC9 postings today -- but, look, back in my day, we wrapped around 1 a.m., grabbed an early breakfast, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    What Do T. Boone Pickens, Josh Hamilton, Willa Ford, Craig Watkins, Demi Lovato and Pete Freedman Have in Common?

    Patrick MichelsOur music editor in action ... Well, none of them are building wind farms in West Texas. Two have known the soft touch of Mike Modano. Three are former or current Disney Channel stars. All are enamored of copious amounts of free publicity. Two have posed nude. And all have been named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Horrible Ideas Edition

    Was just over on Unfair Park reading Schutze's take on the latest missle fired into the hull of the Trinity River Toll Road Waste Of Time Project. From the city that gave us the CueCat, plastic dividers on HOV lanes and P.C. Cobb Stadium downgraded into an InfoMart, this might be our dumbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Dallas Stars Downsize, Upgrade?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Sports Economics Prof Says Your Dallas Stars "Could Be the Second Team in Chapter 11"

    This morning, the Toronto Star finds an economics prof who specializes in moneyball tomes to speculate that Your Dallas Stars may well wind up in Chapter 11. Because, after all, it was but one month ago that Tom Hicks willingly defaulted on $525 million in loans related to the Texas Rangers and Star ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    The Ticket Now Seeing Stars

    Tuned into KTCK-AM (1310) this a.m. for its "big station announcement," which, all things considered, was relatively enormous after all: The station is "the new radio flagship home for Dallas Stars hockey for the next five seasons," said morning-show co-host Craig Miller. The deal starts next season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Dallas Stars Moving to The Ticket

    Might be a pre-emptive strike in advance of losing the Dallas Cowboys. Might be a further stock-piling of assets aimed at extending its dynasty another 15 years. Either way, 1310 AM The Ticket just announced it will be the radio home of your Dallas Stars for the next five y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2008

    Adios, Sean Avery. But, You, Josh Hamilton, You're Welcome Any Time.

    So, Sean Avery isn't returning to the Dallas Stars -- surprise, surprise, surprise. Says the organization in its official release this morning regarding the release: Avery's return, following his sloppy seconds suspension, just wouldn't be in anyone's "best interest," but "treatment and counseling" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Sean Avery is Not, in Fact, a Faggot

    He leads the Stars in penalty minutes. Not a single one of them for being "different." Sean Avery is refreshing. Eclectic. Tough. Successful. Courageous. And not gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Or is there? In my column in this week’s dead tree version of Sporta ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2008

    Sean Avery, In Vogue

    The enforcer brings his unique blend of ferocity and fashion to the Dallas Stars

  • News

    May 15, 2008
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    May 3, 2008
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    March 1, 2007
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    September 7, 2006

    Icy Hot

    Maybe this girl should name her next cat Mike Modano

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Helping the Healing

    Nothing like a little hardball to help the Mavs forget

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Who Is That Guy?

    He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    On Thin Ice

    After giving fans the cold shoulder, can hockey win us back?

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Frozen Dinners

    Horizon Foods

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Mark Cuban Going Broke

    Plus: Jabari Sought Own Death; Who Saw This Coming?

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003
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    November 13, 2003

    Tough Glove

    Ayala tries for Comeback King

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Pups on Parade

    A new meaning for "dog run"

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Summer Reruns

    Before we talk football--go, fight, win!--one last look at the boring sports

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2003

    H.O.G. Wild

    Harleys take over Ennis

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Autograph Hound

    Buy some music memorabilia and help out a good cause

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    He's Baaack

    That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.

  • Culture

    December 21, 2000

    Long-term Goals

    Marty Turco may have the toughest job in sports--and, he says, the best

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best sports moment of 2000

    Darryl Sydor crawls across the ice

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Dallas Star

    Sergei Zubov

  • News

    June 15, 2000


    Every egg matters; The little ingrates; Groucho does Iowa; Conan's feminine side; Salt in the wounds

  • News

    August 19, 1999


    Dixie Chicks cover up, Bill Rojas' not-so-humble beginning, Dallas Mavs slide shows!

  • Culture

    January 21, 1999

    Taking shots

    A German hockey team claims that Stars goalie Roman Turek is its property

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • Culture

    November 27, 1997

    Pucking great

    Mike Modano has finally become the hockey player he always wanted to be

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