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Stephen Meserve

  • joined Nov 30, 2009
  • last login Jul 08, 2014
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I moved to Dallas the same year the Stars did, and we've been inseparable ever since. In 2004, I went to Austin for college, and now I live here. Just my luck that the Texas Stars showed up in 2009. I have media credentials and write about the Texas Stars at 100DegreeHockey.com.

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Texas Stars Report: Looking to Establish Rhythm

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With two losses in a row (but eight days between them), Texas looks to establish rhythm with a three-game weekend set back in the Lone Star State.

Texas Stars Raise Division Banner, Split Weekend

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Splitting the weekend on the back of a six-point effort from Travis Morin was a good start to the division champ defense, but Texas needs depth scoring to drive continued success.

Texas Stars Season Preview

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The reigning West Division champion Texas Stars look to defend their title and go deeper in the playoffs with a returning core of players and coaches. Preview the goalies, defense and forwards that will make up this year's squad.

Antoine Roussel's Two Goals Put Stars Past Florida

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Antoine Roussel picked up two goals and a power play assist to push Dallas past Florida in preseason action in the Alamo City. Coach Lindy Ruff also heaped praise on the young defensive core for a strong effort.

Series Preview: Stars Face High-Scoring Barons

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While the Barons might be without their big name scoring threats from the earlier season, that doesn't mean they can't still put up a lot of goals. The good news is that Texas can, too. Read further for the keys to the series.

Texas Stars Report: Challenge Looming in 1st Round

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Texas may have locked up the top seed in the West, but they backed into the playoffs with four straight home losses. Milwaukee, on the other hand, is very hot...

Texas Stars Report: Desjardins Coach of the Year

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One year after finishing in last place, Texas's first year head coach, Willie Desjardins, has been named the AHL's Coach of the Year. It's a well-deserved honor, given all the challenges the club has faced.

Texas Stars Report: Playoffs Despite Rough Weekend

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Texas became the first Western Conference club to clinch the playoffs this Sunday but really wish they could have had the first two games of the weekend back.

Texas Stars Report: How to Maintain Chemistry

With the arrival of so many new players, Texas Stars practice this week looked more like public skate than practice given how many were on the ice. Can Coach Desjardins keep the chemistry he worked so hard to build with all this flux?

Texas Stars Report: Desjardins Keeps Texas Winning

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With eleven regular players out of the lineup at one point this week, the Stars continue to rule the roost in the AHL. Maybe it's time to ask: In 1st place despite the turmoil, is Coach Desjardins making a case for coach of the year?

Texas Stars Report: 4 Key Points, 4 Key Injuries

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The Texas Stars earned four points this weekend but lost two key defenseman and two key forwards to injuries in the same weekend. Can the club hold on to first with all the roster turmoil?

Texas Stars Report: Turbulent Week But Still #1

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The Stars went 1-1-1 on the week but still kept a hold on first place in the league overall thanks to similarly mediocre play from the clubs behind them and the emergence of Alex Chiasson

Texas Stars Report: "It's Not A Panic Button"

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There was good, and there was bad this week. After winning in comeback fashion in Houston, Texas dropped a 5-4 shootout loss to 14th place Rockford after leading by three goals in the first. What happened?

Texas Stars Report: In 1st Place, Looking For More

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With a Saturday victory over San Antonio pushing them into first place, Texas is sitting pretty at the All-Star Break. However, Coach Desjardins agrees: it's "so much harder to win after the All-Star Break".

Texas Stars Report: Tied for Best in the League

Texas may have broken their six-game win streak, but it was the only game they lost this week as some new faces stepped up to fill the void and they climbed into a tie for first place in the AHL.

Texas Stars Report: 6 is a Fluke, 7's a Streak

The Texas Stars look to continue their franchise-record winning streak this week, but they will have to do so on the road and without some of their top contributors.

Texas Stars Surging Thanks to Shutouts and PK

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Riding high on a newly determined starting goaltender and recovering special teams, the Texas Stars have climbed their way out of last place. Also inside: an analysis of the Dallas Stars goalie, forward and defense prospects in Austin.

Texas Stars Go Undefeated In Preseason

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The Texas Stars, AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, completed an undefeated preseason thanks to a deep roster of Dallas Stars prospects and veteran talent. Find out who were the standout players in the preseason and who to watch inside.

Texas Stars Report: The Lockout's Impact on Texas Stars and the AHL's South Division

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With the expiration of the CBA, the AHL'sSouth Division went from good to great with the assignment of several solid NHL players. Preview the new additions to Texas Stars and their South division opponents.

Texas Stars Report: 2012-13 Roster First Look

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With the Texas Stars slated to take the ice for their first regular season game on October 13th, it's time to take a first look at the expected roster and some way-too-early line combinations for the Dallas Stars minor club.

Dallas Stars Trade Steve Ott, Adam Pardy to Buffalo Sabres for Center Derek Roy

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It appears the Stars are looking to make some trades. Mike Heika broke the news this afternoon that the Dallas Stars have traded Steve Ott and Adam Pardy to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for...

Texas Stars Report: Big Changes Come Right Away

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The 2011-12 campaign came to an end this weekend for the Texas Stars (31-40-3-2, 67 pts, #15 Western Conference). For the first time, this franchise is not going to the playoffs. Less than twelve...

Texas Stars Report: Playing Out The String

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It's all downhill from here for the Texas Stars (30-38-2-2, 64 pts, #15 Western Conference). With just four games left on the schedule, the season is officially reaching its end this week. Texas...

Texas Stars Report: The Inevitable Becomes Unavoidable

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After two months in the last spot in the Western Conference, the inevitability of missing the playoffs finally was mathematically achieved this week for the Texas Stars (30-36-2-2, 64 pts, #15...

Texas Stars Report: Youth Infusion

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You might have heard about the Texas Stars' (28-33-2-2, 60 pts, #15 Western Conference) new additions over the past week. As the clock winds down on a disappointing season, Texas got a youth...

Texas Stars Report: The Future Is Coming

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Last week in this space, we talked about some franchise records that had fallen this season for the Texas Stars (27-33-2-2, 58 pts, #15 Western Conference). This week, we are also talking about a...

Texas Stars Report: Franchise Records Fall

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Despite a week with two wins, the Texas Stars (27-29-2-2, 58 pts, #15 Western Conference) are close to sealing their fate as the first edition of the AHL club not to make the playoffs. Needing 28...

In Hockey's Small World, Lost Connection Joins Pyle, Sceviour

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Fresh off his hiring as head coach of the Texas Stars, Jeff Pyle was busy on the ice in training camp last September, trying to acclimate himself to the Stars’ systems and players alike. During a break, one of the forwards skated up to him, "My dad wanted me to say hello." Pyle paused for a second, racking his brain, then the last name clicked: Sceviour. "I was thinking, ‘How old do I feel right now?’," said Pyle. The reason why the name clicked was a lost connection from over twenty years ago when Pyle spent three seasons between the IHL and Europe playing with Darin Sceviour, father of current Stars forward Colton. Read more at 100 Degree Hockey...

Texas Stars Report: "We Deserve What We Got"

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The AHL playoff race is slowly becoming clearer and one thing that has become clear now is that the Texas Stars (25-28-2-2, 54 pts, #15 Western Conference) will probably be on the outside looking...

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