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NHL Western Conference

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    August 31, 2009

    Hash Over: Comfort Food On The Second Floor, $3 Maredsous 8 Drafts, Farmers Market Is In The Bag And More

    Meredith L. MooreSecond Floor executive chef J. Chastain​The comfort food trend strikes again. Chefs Scott Gottlich and J Chastain have updated the menu at The Second Floor to focus more on contemporary comfort food along with its signature bistro items. But this being the place that claims to hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    (Free!) Gig Alert: DOMAXXI Awards Show! (Now With Presenters! And, As Always, Free!)

    Ha! Like you didn't already know.Alas, I'll tell you anyway: Tonight, we make the Big Reveals and announce the winners to your 2009 Dallas Observer Music Awards, bringing yet another wildly success awards season to a close. Fun fact: More than 1,700 people stopped through the six venues we ran for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    "Look at Dallas Through the Eyes of Children Who Morph into Local Celebrities."

    The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau just sent word that locally based Terry McCullough Productions, Inc. scooped up a few Tellys at the annual awards shindig honoring commercial-makers. Among TMP's first-place prize-winners was a four-minute "travel and tourism" entry commissioned by the DC& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    eBay, Schmebay -- Look What the City's Sellin'

    Apparently, somebody at Dallas City Hall is cleaning out the prize closet to make a few extra dollars during the budget crunch.Every so often, just for grins, I check out the auctions at Lone Star Online, which the city of Dallas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Dallas Independent School District and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Mavs or Stars: Who Has a Better Chance of Making Noise?

    These guys used to battle for a spot in the NBA Finals. Now? Just the 8th seed.The Dallas Mavericks can clinch a playoff spot tonight. Plain and simple. Leading the Suns by a full four games in the race for 8th in the NBA's Western Conference, if the Mavs win in Phoenix tonight they'll own a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    All Aboard

    Being a Stars fan is cooler now

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    January 22, 2009
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    December 25, 2008
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    November 25, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust ...

       *If you've noticed some quirky fonts or crooked pictures this week it's because Sportatorium is taking a fancy schmancy new software program for a test drive. Cool thing for you customers is that if you see a pic you'd like to see even bigger - like, I dunno, maybe the one just to the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Jeez, Who Wasn't Invited to the Joule Grand Opening Shindig Friday Night?

    We dangled a teaser photo late yesterday, but thanks to the good people down at Dallas' newest cushy downtown hotel, we've got a dozen more shots from the Joule's opening gala last Friday, which boasted quite the guest list. Not the headiest kind of news, but there's a special kind of satisfaction i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Sean Avery Will Kick Your Ass

    Welcome to Dallas, Sean Avery. You're so awesome. --Robert Wilonsky

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    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 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 >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008
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    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 12, 2008
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    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 25, 2008

    Willa She Blog for Us After Hockey Season's Over? Pretty Please?

    Something tells me Mrs. Mike Modano ain't gonna make too many friends amongst San Jose Sharks fans with comments like this one, posted today to her official NHL blog: "The San Jose arena is one of the loudest and most violent crowds that I’ve ever seen in person. It worries me, but for some reason ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Duckin'-A!

    Thanks to Stephane Robidas’ broken nose, the Dallas Stars finally broke their streak. Robidas, playing with a bulky cage protecting his injured nose, tied last night’s Game 6 and then set up Stu Barnes’ game-winning goal 52 seconds later as the Stars -- I hope you’re sitting down -- actually ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Dallas Stars Finally Align

    Yep, and just when you thought we'd never again witness hockey in May.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Monday Morning Meanderings

    Dallas Stars OK, sure, we believe, already. For now, anyway. After spending their first and only day over .500 in the Ron Washington Era, the Texas Rangers got swept at home by the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend. Even more humiliating, they found a pitcher worse than Chan Ho Park. Something to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    Lock It Down? Or Wrappin' It Up?

    Dallas Stars I spent Tuesday out at Dallas Stars practice, which, I know, surprises some of you in that, whaddya know, they’re still playing hockey these days. In preparation for tonight’s Game 1 of their playoff series against the defending champion Anaheim Ducks, I came away with a couple th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 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 >>

  • News

    February 21, 2008

    The Dallas Stars Are Ready to Win Us Back

    The hockey team is fueled by the good ol' days

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    January 17, 2008
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    December 6, 2007
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    November 1, 2007

    You Like to Watch?

    Several viewing options this morning. Could go with the three-part extravaganza, in which some dude hassles a Dallas police officer who's stopped him for reckless driving somewhere on Northwest Highway. (Here's parts one, two and three -- kind of like Star Wars.) Or we could go with the San Diego-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    On Thin Ice

    We've decided to skip hockey season in 2007-'08 and just watch our special-edition bootleg DVD of Youngblood with Rob Lowe. The Dallas Stars will hold their annual “Ice Breaker” on Saturday. And, lemme guess, they’ll stage their annual “Heatbreaker” come April? 'Twas five months ago the St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Brain Freeze

    Today, hell officially freezes over. Is there a more scintillating event in sports than the National Hockey League Draft? OK, maybe hot-dog eating. Or Scrabble. Or lint-licking. Officially called The 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the waste of time tick, tick, ticks today and tomorrow from Nationwide Arena i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Woe, Canada

    First those hosers take out our hockey team. Now comes word that Toronto’s basketball coach has beaten out ours for NBA Coach of the Year. What’s next -- a Canadian winning American Idol? It’s not like an official rule or anything, but can you win an honor if you live in a city where they spe ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Oscar Oversight

    Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports

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    February 12, 2007

    Puck Me

    Brett Hull may be the Dallas Stars' Ambassador of Fun. But, as you well know, I'm the Dallas Stars' Bearer of Good News and Positivity and Stuff. So, in an effort to placate fans I seemed to have awoken — dare I say, pissed off? -- with this little diddy, I strap on the skates and put two bis ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Frozen Assets

    Once the darlings of Dallas, the Stars and their sport are mired in obscurity

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    Hokey Hockey

    This is how disinterested we are in hockey this season: We had no idea till Richie said so that the Stars had a female public address announcer. That's cool. Remember waaaay back when goalie Marty Turco had it all figured out and the Dallas Stars jumped out of the gate as one of the NHL's best team ... More >>

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    January 4, 2007
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    December 22, 2006
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    October 26, 2006
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    October 5, 2006

    You Win One, You Lose One

    It was just two years ago that Buck Showalter was named AL Manager of the Year. Now, he's the unemployed manager of the week. Tom Hicks' Dallas Stars got their season off to a rousing start last night with a 3-2 overtime win in, of all places, Colorado. Which begs the question, "Better late than nev ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006
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    August 17, 2006
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    May 26, 2006

    Schwarzenegger: I'll Be Greenback

    Looks like California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger did OK during his recent fundraising swing through Texas: He took home some $300,000 in campaign donations, says today's San Francisco Chronicle, including $22,300 from Affiliated Computer Services, the Dallas company with a $10 million financial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Don't Fence Them In

    Early this morning I was among the hundreds of fans waiting for the Dallas Mavericks' team plane when it landed a few minutes before 1 at Love Field. KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) Ben and Skin post-game show issued the call for us to greet the team, and greet them we did, with everyone jumping, screa ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 4, 2006

    Starry, Starry Nights

    What does VIP mean in Dallas bars?

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    March 2, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    Stars of Poker

    Hockey heroes make up for a bum deal

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    November 17, 2005
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