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Stars GM Jim Nill big on using advanced statistics

If you're an avid follower of hockey pundits on Twitter, or just the game in general, you probably know that hardly a day goes by without an impassioned debate regarding the validity and use of advanced statistics. It's not unlike the debate that flooded baseball over decades culminating in the publication of Michael Lewis' best-selling book Moneyball. The major difference...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Agree To Terms With Forward Antoine Roussel

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Antoine Roussel on a four-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Roussel, 24, concluded his second season with the Dallas Stars, earning career highs during the regular season in games played (81), goals (14), assists (15), points (29) and penalty minutes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars will do nothing on defense this summer; Jim Nill says it's all part of his plan

Like a wine stain on a wedding gown, the Stars’ defense still has many fans seeing red. While general manager Jim Nill put some zing in his second line and added an admirable project at backup goalie this week, he didn’t touch the defense. That’s right, nothing. And haven’t you been hearing for the last four years that the blueline is where this team needs the most attention...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Nill Trusts His Youngsters On Defense

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Like a wine stain on a wedding gown, the Stars’ defense still has many fans seeing red. While general manager Jim Nill put some zing in his second line and added an admirable project at backup goalie this week, he didn’t touch the defense. That’s right, nothing. And haven’t you been hearing for the last four years that...
Via Kukla's Korner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

After busy day for Stars, Nill pleased with Tuesday's additions

FRISCO, Texas---When Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill was asked if the club was done adding new players for the day on Tuesday afternoon, the longtime hockey man admitted he was a bit tired and for good reason. On Tuesday, the first full day of NHL free agency, the Stars acquired veteran center Jason Spezza in a trade with the Ottawa Senators and signed backup goaltender Anders...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars go defensive and offensive in first round by picking Honka

One of the few needs the Dallas Stars had within their organization heading into the start of the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia on Friday was a right-handed defenseman who was offensive minded and who could also quarterback the power play. Well, Stars general manager Jim Nill and company got their man with the 14th overall pick by selecting Julius Honka, an 18-year-old Finnish defenseman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars go defensive, offensive in first round with Honka

One of the few needs the Dallas Stars had within their organization heading into the start of the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia on Friday was a right-handed defenseman who was offensive minded and who could also quarterback the power play. Well, Stars general manager Jim Nill and company got their man with the 14th overall pick by selecting Julius Honka, an 18-year-old Finnish defenseman...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars GM Jim Nill reflects on first year in Dallas

Jim Nill has been general manager of the Dallas Stars for just over a year now and his first 365 days as a GM in the National Hockey League have been eventful to say the least. When he was hired last May, the first issue to address was whether or not Glen Gulutzan, the Stars' head coach the previous two seasons, would return? Nill ultimately decided Gulutzan, who ended up being...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Another blockbuster? Stars GM Jim Nill: 'There could be a lot of moves' at NHL Draft

Stars general manager Jim Nill is no stranger to making big trades. After all, he swung a deal for Tyler Seguin last summer when he was just two months into the job. This year, Nill thinks there will be plenty of opportunities to make a big move at the draft if he so desires. "Some teams are going to be looking to move some salaries, and I just have a feeling there could be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What is Jim Nill looking for in new Stars head coach?

As of Wednesday, Jim Nill has officially been the General Manager of the Dallas Stars for exactly one month. The former Detroit Assistant GM was hired on April 29 and his first month on the job has been a busy one as he had to decide not to bring back head coach Glen Gulutzan as well as top assistant Paul Jerrard. But other than preparing for the upcoming NHL Draft, where the Stars...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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