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Dallas Morning News: Dallas trades winger Tyler Pitlick to Flyers for Ryan Hartman, who the Stars have thrown punches at before
The Stars swapped forwards on Monday afternoon, sending winger Tyler Pitlick to Philadelphia for Ryan Hartman.
Hartman is a 24-year-old restricted free agent who scored 12 goals in 83 games last season for the Predators and the Flyers. Hartman was a first-round draft pick in 2013 and is known as an agitator on the ice with 70-plus penalty minutes in each of the last three seasons.
The Stars traded Tyler Pitlick to Philadelphia for Ryan Hartman. Hartman scored 12 goals last year and is an RFA. Pitlick has a $1M cap hit this season.-- Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) June 24, 2019
The Stars will be Hartman's fourth team in the last 16 months.
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NHL.com: The Dallas Stars have spoken with pending free agent Mats Zuccarello's camp, but he wants to see what free agency might offer.
"We've talked a little bit with his agent, but he wants to test the free-agent market and he's got that right," Nill said at the 2019 NHL Draft. "So they're going to look into the market and see what else is out there and then we will swing back and see where he's at.
"We've got an interview period that starts Sunday, so we'll start talking to other people and he'll do the same thing and we'll see where things go.
Fansided: Dallas Stars: Assessing How Stars May Handle Taylor Fedun, Ben Lovejoy
The 2018 offseason was an intriguing one for the Dallas Stars and their pending unrestricted free agents.
And while the organization only had six total pending UFAs that had spent a portion of the 2017-18 season in Dallas, the decision surrounding each one was all the more fascinating. Each of the six boasted a credible reason both to be re-signed as well as to be left for the free agent market.
Antoine Roussel was a fan favorite that served in an enforcer role on offense, but had struggled greatly with putting the puck in the back of the net during the 2017-18 year.
Defending Big D: Free Agent Profile: Jake Gardiner
Let's, uhh, hope this profile goes better than last time. Then again, that shouldn't be too hard...
As we discussed when profiling Anton Stralman, the Dallas Stars are in need of a top-four defenseman, preferably one who is right-handed. Today, we're going to take a look at the top defenseman on the UFA market -- Jake Gardiner.
An eight-year veteran, Gardiner has been a strong offensive defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs since day one. He has scored at a pace of 40+ points in each of his last three seasons, and at 28 years old he shouldn't be slowing anytime soon.
Defending Big D: Dallas Stars Daily Links: Draft Weekend Wrap-Up
In the wise words of Porky Pig, "That's All Folks!" The 2019 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone, and the Dallas Stars have now welcomed four new prospects to the organization.
That's not a lot, but the Stars left the draft content:
"We're happy," said Stars general manager Jim Nill. "We knew we didn't have a lot of picks going in, but we thought the scouts did a great job with what we had. We love our first-round pick, and I thought who we picked from the fourth round down, we did a good job.
Defending Big D: Thoughts And Observations From The Dallas Stars' 2019 NHL Draft
Sitting in the Vancouver airport, it feels very bittersweet to reflect on this past weekend.
I'm absolutely exhausted, as a couple of months of intense draft writing reached a crescendo on the weekend of the event itself, with three final days chock full of interviews, behind-the-scenes conversations, thousands of words of writing and an unhealthy amount of time spent staring at my phone and laptop.
It also feels a little surreal, spending the year preparing for the draft, only to have it all go by in a blurry rush over the span of 48 hours. Heck, some of these prospects I've been watching and scouting for well more than a year.
Fansided: Dallas Stars News: Free Agent Meeting Period Opens, Julius Honka Talk
The Dallas Stars have one week to get their 2019 offseason plan in order. And though that may seem like a considerable amount of time, there's a lot that must be done.
Upon wrapping up their 2019 NHL Entry Draft journey with just four total selections, the Stars ended a relatively quiet and predictable draft weekend by looking ahead at Free Agency. And yes, there is plenty to look at.
Over the past six weeks, GM Jim Nill and the Stars have been hard at work with trying to get their free agency plan locked down.
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Dallas Morning News: Miro Heiskanen's ideal partner is already on the Stars' roster and if healthy, he could help solve the puzzle on defense
Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights.
Question: If Stephen Johns is healthy, the Stars most likely won't be looking for a top 4 defenseman. If they can sign Mats Zuccarello and Jason Dickinson to not overpaid contracts, would they stay pat or look to find some more depth scoring? If so who are some players to look for?
DeFranks: If Stephen Johns is healthy, it absolutely helps solve the puzzle on defense.
Defending Big D: So Who Was Selected in Round 2 of the NHL Draft?
Welcome to Day Two of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft! All 31 picks for Round 2 of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft have been completed. Not all future NHL superstars are drafted in the first round. With that in mind, here is the comprehensive list of who was selected in the second round. Keep an eye on these young players as some of them may turn out to be the next Tyler Seguin or Jamie Benn.
32. Shane Pinto (center) selected by the Ottawa Senators
33. Arthur Kaliyev (right wing) selected by the Los Angeles Kings
Fansided: Dallas Stars: Mats Zuccarello Preparing To Survey Free Agent Market
After a month of speculating, debating, and questioning, it seems as though the Dallas Stars and Mats Zuccarello have found a potential stopping point in negotiations.
Amidst a relatively quiet Friday night on the 2019 NHL Entry Draft floor, Stars general manager Jim Nill was busy breaking news. Shortly after drafting defenseman Thomas Harley with the 18th overall pick in the first round, Nill met with the media to provide his thoughts on the pick and updates on other happenings within the organization. It wasn't long before Zuccarello's name came up.
"We've talked a little bit with his agents, but he wants to test the free agent market and he's got that right because he's gone this far," Nill said about the forward's plans.
Defending Big D: Dallas Drafts Samuel Sjolund at 111th Overall in Round 4
The Dallas Stars selected Samuel Sjolund at 111th overall during the fourth round of the 2019 NHL draft. The 6-foot-1 defenseman hails from Stockholm, Sweden and currently plays for AIK J20 in the Superelit league in Sweden.
Through 31 games played in the 2018-19 season, Sjolund scored nine goals and six assists for a total of 15 points. He picked up a healthy amount of penalty minutes (18) as well. He featured in four playoff games for AIK, but only logged one point (an assist). Sjolund has already committed to AIK J20 for the 2019-20 season.
Defending Big D: The Dallas Stars Stick To Their Guns On Day 2 Of The 2019 Draft
Surrounded by a flurry of activity and transactions, with NHL teams swapping picks with each other to move up or down, the Dallas Stars patiently sat tight and held their ground on Day 2 of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
The Stars entered Day 2 with just three draft picks on hands, and despite some conversations between general manager Jim Nill and other unnamed teams, the Stars exited the afternoon with four new prospects.
"We're happy considering the picks," Nill said from the draft floor. "We knew we didn't have a lot of picks going in, but we felt that the scouts did a great job with what we had.
Dallas Morning News: Stars remain focused on defensemen in Day 2 of NHL draft; finish with smallest draft class since 1968
The Stars spent much of the second day of the NHL draft like they spent the first one: adding defensemen to their prospect pool.
Dallas -- which only had three picks in in the final six rounds of the draft due to three in-season trades -- selected two more left-handed defensemen to go with first-round pick Thomas Harley. The Stars picked Samuel Sjolund at No. 111 in the fourth round and Ben Brinkman at No. 173 in the sixth round. Nicholas Porco was the only forward Dallas drafted this year at No. 142 in the fifth round.
The four draft picks were the fewest for the Stars since 1968, when the draft was only three rounds long.
Defending Big D: At 142nd Overall, Stars Select Winger Nicholas Porco in Round 5
The Dallas Stars selected Nicholas Porco at 142nd overall during the fifth round of the 2019 NHL draft. The six-foot left winger comes from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and currently plays for the Saginaw Spirit in the OHL.
Porco played in 67 games for Saginaw last season. During that time, he picked up 20 goals and 16 assists for a total of 36 points. His penalty minutes were a bit higher than average (20), but still reasonable. Porco was a solid contributor in Saginaw's postseason campaign, as he posted seven points (three goals, four assists) through 16 games.