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Chris Tanev Is the Deadline Coup the Stars Needed

The 34-year-old defenseman might be Jim Nill's savviest deadline move yet. Don't believe us? Then take it from a bunch of NHL scouts.
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The Defense of Jason Robertson

The 24-year-old's goal scoring is down in a big way from last year. But zoom in tighter, and you'll find progress on the other end that's transformed him into one of the NHL's most complete players.
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Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin Star in Freaky Friday on Ice

On the surface, the once-dynamic duo has traded places in the Stars' pecking order. But dig deeper, and you'll find them subjected to the same aging curve.
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It’s Time For the Stars to Exit Their Comfort Zone and Pay Up For a Defenseman

Dallas has gotten where it is by making cost-effective deals far more than splurging. But the rest of the roster is too good not to take a big swing to help the blue line.
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Jake Oettinger’s All-Star Debut Was a Family Affair

The milestone means plenty to the 25-year-old goalie. But the highlight was a week spent with the 9-year-old little brother he has had to love from afar.
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What Do We Need to See From the Stars in the Second Half?

A very good hockey team faces a fork in the road.
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Home Is Where the Puck Is: Esa Lindell’s Quest to Save Jokerit

Before he was a Dallas Star, the 29-year-old defenseman played for Finland's most storied hockey club. And when it teetered on the verge of collapse, there was only one thing for Lindell to do: help buy it.
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Let’s Take Stock of the Stars at the All-Star Break

Taking stock of the good, the bad, and the next steps for a team finding its groove.
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The Stars Endured a Gauntlet, And They’re Better For It

No one expected the Stars to weather this much adversity before the All-Star break. The good news? It's made Dallas even more dangerous than before.
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Will Jake Oettinger’s Return Fix the Stars’ Problems in Net? 

Dallas is a good team in spite of disappointing goaltending. That may be bigger than their Oettinger, but it starts with him, too.
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