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Rich Peverley still not cleared

Rich Peverley has been working hard to return to hockey after collapsing on the bench on March 10 due to an irregular heartbeat, but as training camp starts, he’s still not ready to skate. As the Dallas Stars took the ice at the Forth Worth Convention Center, Peverley was in the building but spent his time bonding with the fans who had come out to watch the practice. Rich Peverley...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stars GM Jim Nill showing patience with unsigned Cody Eakin, Brenden Dillon thanks to organization's depth

Since he became general manager in 2013, Jim Nill has been very clear about his approach to the Stars. He wanted to build a culture of winning, he identified areas of need and added key centers, and he helped build depth and cultivate the youth of the organization. And now, with training camp set to start at 9 a.m. Friday at Fort Worth Convention Center, Nill is clear about how...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Stars Are On The Rise

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, In a league where one of the most common refrains is that it’s next to impossible to acquire top-end centers, Jim Nill picked up Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza just over a year on the job as general manager in Dallas. Mercy. No wonder the Stars are a trendy pick ahead of this season to continue its onward climb in the tough Western Conference...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza: Jim Nill made the Dallas Stars an attractive team to join

If you are a fantasy hockey manager look no further than the Dallas Stars this season. The Stars' made headlines  earlier this summer when they were able to land career point -per- game Jason Spezza. The signing signaled the Dallas Stars are a young exciting team looking to add pieces that will help them win right now.  New Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza joined BaD Radio...
Via Hockey Fan Land
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 01, 2014  |  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 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

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

Report- Ryan Martin Expected To Replace Nill In Detroit

from Doug Harrison of CBC, The Red Wings are expected to promote Ryan Martin, the current assistant GM of hockey administration for the Red Wings, to take over for Nill, a married father of two daughters and one son. “I’m looking for somebody like Jim Nill,” said Holland when asked what his search for Nill’s successor would involve. “It’s experiences, work ethic...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings will lose Jim Nill to Dallas

We knew that Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill would leave the organization to become another team's general manager eventually, and TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Nill will leave Detroit this spring to become the Dallas Stars' GM: All indications are the Dallas Stars are about to make a GM change. Detroit's Jim Nill expected to be named GM of Stars as early...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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