Erin Bolen

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Displaced Texan and Stars fan since 1998

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Lehtonen to Back Up Rask; Nichushkin Scratched


Two of the three Dallas Stars players in Sochi are set to make their Olympic debuts tomorrow as the tournament gets really rolling.

Winter Olympics: Wednesday Viewing Guide


The men's tournament starts today with the Czech Republic versus Sweden and Latvia versus Switzerland, but the real event is the women's first-round game between Canada and the United States.

Team Slovakia Men's Hockey Preview


Team Chara may very well give a few teams fits, but do they have enough depth to get them through any of the favorites?

Team Russia Preview


The spotlight will shine bright on the Russians as they attempt to live up to the legacy of the Big Red Machine.

Penalty Report Card: January in Individual Minors


Ryan Garbutt and Antoine Roussel, surprise surprise, were the key players in terms of individual minors for the Dallas Stars in the month of January.

Welcome to the 2014 Winter Olympics


The NHL might be internally grumbling about having to shut down its season for two weeks. But despite their problems, the Olympics remains the premier competition, and it's a huge positive that the...

Stars Hit the Ranch in Phoenix on Dads' Trip


The Stars used the off day for a little bonding time with their dads and with each other, all captured for posterity by the team's Twitter feed.

Penalty Report Card: January in Team Minors


The Stars continue to perform well in the penalty department, though they have a few areas to work on when it comes to cutting down on the needless roughing and cross checking fouls.

Daily Links: Possible Outdoor Game Still Far Away


The Stars have had preliminary discussions about the possibility of an outdoor game, most likely at the Cowboys stadium in Arlington, but all the plans at the moment are very long-term ones.

Power Play Powers Stars to 3-0 Win Over Pens


The Stars got their power play going early and (maybe) often and held the Penguins excellent special teams unit off the board as Dallas ran its winning streak to three games.

Stars Place Dustin Jeffrey on Waivers


Jeffrey, acquired as a waiver claim from Pittsburgh earlier this season, has played 12 games since arriving in Dallas in mid-November.

Benn Moves Stars Into Penalty Shot Record Book


The elder Benn brother reached back into his minor league bag of tricks and pulled out a beautiful shootout moved that tied the Stars for two NHL single-season records.


Gameday Thread: Stars at Predators

The Stars try to get back on track, or at the very least find the offense that has deserted them, as they visit the Music City.

Stars Players Trying to Find Right Line to Walk


The Stars captain was just the latest of his teammates to find himself in a gray area of the rules after his incident with Matt Cooke on Saturday night. He ended up on the right side of the...

Should Benn Be Suspended For His Hit on Cooke?


The Stars captain caught Cooke high in overtime, but is it a rule 48 violation and will it get him suspended as a repeat offender?

Morning Skate: Boston Media Descends on Seguin


The star center was once again the center of attention in the lead up to the final regular-season game of the season between the two off-season trade partners.

Individual Minors: Garbutt, Horcoff Still Lead


Ryan Garbutt and Jamie Benn are the Stars leaders in unmatched minors call on and drawn by, and several other big names have been making moves on the list.

Stars Daily Links: So About The Eastern Conference


The Stars have lost five consecutive games since the started facing opponents from the Eastern Conference and other news and notes from around the NHL.

Stars Find Defense but Lose 1-0 to Devils


The team defensive effort was much stronger, but the Devils were the only team able to create offense as the Stars losing streak stretched to four games.


Gameday Thread: Stars at Devils

The Stars try to snap out of their recent skid with a game against some old friends.

Five Questions and Answers from the First Half


We've learned a lot about this new-look Dallas Stars team since the start of the season, but there are still plenty of things that need to be answered in the final 41 games.

Stars Reassign Gaunce to AHL


The young defenseman was returned to the AHL as the Stars blueline continues to get healthier.

Stars Shuffle Lines in Search of Team Defense


The Stars are mixing up their forwards as they attempt to address the recent problems in their own zone.

Nichushkin and Benn Headed to Sochi


There will be at least three Dallas Stars at the Sochi Winter Olympics after Jamie Benn and Valeri Nichushkin joined Kari Lehtonen on their respective country's rosters today.

Islanders Roar Back in Second, Beat Stars 7-3


The Islanders capitalized on some poor defensive coverage from the Stars in the second period to come back from a 2-0 deficit and hand Dallas its third consecutive loss.


Gameday Thread: Stars at Islanders

The Stars head into the frigid cold of the north east as they start off a series of games against the New York area teams against the Islanders. As a bonus, they might have something resembling an...

Penalty Report Card: December in Minors


Calls were up in the final month of 2013, and there are certainly things to work on, but it's still mostly good news for the Stars in the penalty department.


Gameday Thread: Canadiens at Stars

The Stars look to keep rolling in 2014 as they open a stretch of Eastern Conference opponents by playing host to the Canadiens.

2014 NHL Winter Classic Watching Thread


It's the NHL's marquee regular season game in ridiculously cold weather. What's not to love?

Happy New Year from Defending Big D!


The Stars closed out 2013 with a bang to send us all into 2014 with smiles on our faces.

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