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Sean Shapiro

Sean Shapiro

StrongSide Contributor

Sean Shapiro covers the Stars for StrongSide. He is a national NHL reporter and writer who previously covered the Dallas Stars organization as a beat writer for various publications between 2012 and 2020.

Stories by Sean Shapiro

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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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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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Miro Heiskanen’s Injury Will Be the Stars’ Greatest Test—and Opportunity, Too

In many ways, losing the franchise defenseman is the worst-case scenario for Dallas' season. But it could also help the Stars take a step forward in one key area.
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Mavrik Bourque and Logan Stankoven Are Biding Their Time

A salary cap crunch prevents Dallas' two top prospects from being called up to the NHL. In the meantime, they'll settle for being the best show in minor league hockey.
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In Praise of Thomas Harley, Who Is Succeeding at Every Turn

As the Nils Lundkvist debate rages on, Harley has surmounted every obstacle on the way to becoming an essential piece of the Stars' core.
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Stories by Sean Shapiro

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Let’s Hear NHL Scouts Sound Off About the Stars at the Quarter Mark

Dallas is a very good team with some apparent flaws. Where does that put it in the eyes of league evaluators?
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Wyatt Johnston Has Leveled Up. The Expectations Should, Too.

The 20-year-old is no longer just a promising prospect. He's already one of the most essential Dallas Stars.
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The Case For the Stars’ Depth Forwards, Who Can Make the Regular Season Matter

Barring something catastrophic, Dallas will be back in the NHL postseason. Some of the players you think least about may be the keys to the Stars thriving after they arrive.
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The 2023-2024 Stars Will Go as Far as Their Young Defensemen Take Them

The new NHL season begins tonight, and Dallas is on the shortlist of Cup contenders. Thomas Harley and Nils Lundkvist are the keys to getting over the hump.
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The Stars Are Back on the Ice. Here’s What the Rest of the NHL Thinks of Them.

All the takeaways from a series of conversations with opposing scouts and coaches during NHL preseason.
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