Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill says he's already interviewed six candidates for the team's head coach position.
Nill didn't say the candidates' names, but we know the Stars have already interviewed Dallas Eakins and Lindy Ruff. Nill said he plans to interview former Rangers coach John Tortorella, as well. While the coaching market seems to be heating up, the possibility of Penguins coach Dan Bylsma being available is a pretty big wild card. If Pittsburgh did decide to fire Bylsma, chances are he'd shoot to the top of every team's wish list. Stay tuned.
The Dallas Stars have officially announced that Sergei Gonchar was inked to a two-year/$10 million contract.
Dallas previously confirmed that they inked Gonchar after acquiring his rights from the Ottawa Senators, but now they have acknowledged the terms of the deal as well. "Sergei is a high-end offensive defenseman who can quarterback a power play and help generate offense from the blue line," Stars GM Jim Nill said. "Sergei has had an impressive NHL career and has been a big contributor to Ottawa's offense over the last three seasons. We are excited to see him continue his career here in Dallas the next two years." Gonchar is 39 years old, there will obviously be questions about how much longer he can remain effective, but he certainly didn't slow down this year. He had 27 points in 45 NHL games and another 29 points in 37 KHL contests during the lockout.
The Dallas Stars will conduct training camp in Fort Worth for the first time since their inaugural season in Texas in 1993.
The Stars moved from Minnesota to the Lone Star State in 1993 and will return for a four day camp from September 11-14. "It's big for us to branch out there," Dallas star Jamie Benn said. "Me, personally, I haven't been [to Fort Worth] too many times, but I have been out there. It's very western." The Stars are trying to get new fans interested in hockey beyond the Dallas borders and Forth Worth is a good start.
The Dallas Stars have confirmed that they've signed Sergei Gonchar.
The Stars haven't released any details regarding the signing, but it was previously reported that Gonchar will earn $10 million over two seasons. The Ottawa Senators will receive a sixth round pick after trading Gonchar's rights to Dallas. The offensive defenseman is 39 years old, but still managed to record three goals and 27 points in 45 games in 2013.
The Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a two-year, $10 million contract with defenceman Sergei Gonchar, TSN reports.
The deal is pending the completion of signed paperwork, TSN says. The Stars acquired Gonchar from the Ottawa Senators on Friday in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in this year's draft. Gonchar's agent, JP Barry, was given permission to find a trade partner for Ottawa when the Senators decided not to re-sign the veteran defenseman. The 39-year-old played the past three seasons for Ottawa, recording 15 goals and 76 assists. He has played 1,177 games in 18 NHL seasons.
The Dallas Stars will attempt to ink Sergei Gonchar to a two-year deal.
The Stars acquired the rights to Gonchar from the Ottawa Senators for a conditional sixth round pick. Ottawa will only get that pick if Dallas is successful in their efforts to re-sign Gonchar. The 39-year-old defenseman is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and reportedly as an offer worth over $7 million per season on the table from the KHL's Matallurg Magnitogorsk.
The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights to Sergei Gonchar from the Ottawa Senators for a conditional sixth round pick.
No word on what the condition is, but it probably is dependent on whether or not Gonchar signs with Dallas. As it is, Gonchar is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He also reportedly has a deal on the table from the KHL's Matallurg Magnitogorsk that's worth more than $7 million per season, but agent J.P. Barry said Gonchar wants to play in the NHL. Either way, it looks like his time with the Senators is over.