Mar 31, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Buffalo Sabres center Derek Roy (9) picks up the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NHL Offseason: Derek Roy Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

One of the Stars big off-season acquisitions will miss the first few months of the season after surgery on one of his shoulders.

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Dallas Stars Offseason Review

In their first off-season with a new owner willing to spend money, the Stars front-office did a good job of adding young talent for the future while also giving themselves a chance to compete for the playoffs in 2012.


Dealing Steve Ott, While Painful, Was The Right Move

In the trade, the Stars dumped a useless salary and acquired a second-line center (Derek Roy) who should take a lot of pressure off of Jamie Benn.


Jaromir Jagr Signs 1-Year Deal With Dallas Stars, According To Report

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Dallas Stars have continued their offseason roster overhaul by landing a legendary veteran:

Jagr, a long-time All-Star with the Pittsburgh Penguins, returned to the NHL in 2011 and signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, posting strong numbers (19 goals, 54 points) in his comeback. His agent publicly announced that Jagr refused offers from Montreal and Boston on Monday, citing a desire to play in a "Top-6 forward role" and in a city that isn't too tough on the players, according to CSNNE:

But according to a source with knowledge of the proceedings, Jagr isn’t interested in playing for the Bruins or Montreal Canadiens as he seeks a new home among the "21 suitors" his agent claims have reached out for the Czech legend’s services.

SB Nation's own Brandon Worley of Defending Big D summed up the potential move as a potential positive in terms of immediate goal scoring and local interest, but within reason:

"I'm not particularly put off by the notion of signing Jagr, only if his presence this season does not hinder the progress and opportunities of the young players on the roster. The Stars need to be competitive and sell tickets, however, and this would be a very big part of that process."

Read more on the Stars at Defending Big D and SB Nation Dallas.


Dallas Stars Trade: Steve Ott, Adam Pardy To Buffalo Sabres For Derek Roy

The Dallas Stars have sent Steve Ott and Adam Pardy to Buffalo for Derek Roy, as multiple reports have confirmed.


NHL Free Agents 2012: Top Forwards Available

The Stars will be one of many teams making a strong push for New Jersey Devils LW Zach Parise, the top forward in the free agent market.


Stars Free Agency 2012: Dallas Sign Aaron Rome To 3-Year Deal

The Dallas Stars signed free agent defenseman Aaron Rome to a three-year deal worth $4.5 million on Sunday.

Rome spent the past three seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, but last season he was limited to only 43 games due to thumb, knee and hand injuries. Rome is likely to be considered a third pairing player and the seventh defenseman for the upcoming season.

Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk likes what Rome can bring to the team:

"Aaron is a physical defensive defenseman who adds size and grit to our blue line," said Nieuwendyk. "He competes at a very high level and helps make our team harder to play against. We're very pleased to add Aaron to our team for the next three years."

Rome is possibly most famous for his hit on Nathan Horton in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

For more on the Stars, be sure to head over to Defending Big D and join the discussion. Also visit SB Nation's hockey hub for more off season news.


NHL Free Agents 2012: Top Defensemen Available

The back-line is a position of need for the Stars, but a thin free agent class, headlined by Ryan Suter, may not be the answer.


2012 NHL Draft Recap: Dallas Stars Clean Up

Dealing Mike Ribeiro may have been controversial but it was the right move for a team building for the future. Meanwhile, a run on defensemen in the top 10 let a top center fall to Dallas.


NHL Draft 2012: Dallas Stars Select Center Radek Faksa At No. 13

The Dallas Stars have made their pick in the 2012 NHL Draft and they went with center Radek Faksas out of the Ontario Hockey League with their No. 13 pick. Faksas is from the Czech Republic and played his junior hockey ithere with Trinec on both their junior and under-18 teams from 2007 through 2011, before traveling to play for Kitchener in the OHL.

Here is a scouting report on Faksas:

Faksa is a do-it-all center/power forward and one of the best two-way prospects in the draft this year. The 18-year-old has continuously risen up the draft boards throughout the year and is now ranked as the seventh best North American skater by Central Scouting and third best center. [...]

The one thing about his game that does stand out is how physical he plays (maybe too physical at times as he gets in penalty trouble). He'll win a majority of his puck battles along the boards, forechecks like a bull and uses his size exceptionally well to get position in front of the net. He'll need to bulk up and get even tougher if he hopes to do that at the NHL level, but it's great that he has a mentality for that type of game at such a young age. It bodes well for him and his future if he keeps playing that type of game.

He plays on both the power play and penalty kill so he's a versatile player. He's especially valuable as a defensive forward as he plays hard on the backcheck to help out his defensemen. He won't be the type to lollygag back and will go all out on every shift.

Faksa has very few clear weaknesses in his game. He won't be one of those guys to skate circles around other players and won't be outracing guys down the ice. He also might have hit a limited offensive ceiling on his game. There's really not too much more for him to learn. He doesn't have the greatest vision and it'll be a rare day when he does something that makes you jump out of your seat and yell in excitement.

In his only season playing in the OHL he led all rookies in goals with 29, assists with 37 and points with (66 during the 2011-12 season. He also led the league's first-year players in game-winning goals with six, and was selected to play for the Czech Republic's 2012 World Junior Championship team.

Read more on the Stars and the NHL Draft at SB Nation Dallas and Defending Big D. Also make sure to visit SB Nation's dedicated hockey hub.


2012 NHL Draft: Who Should The Dallas Stars Pick?

Over the last month, I've broken down the games of the prospects the Dallas Stars will likely be choosing from in Friday's NHL Draft. Here's a refresher on six players who could be wearing a Dallas uniform by Saturday.


NHL Mock Draft 2012: Who Will Be There For Dallas At 13?

A breakdown of how the first 12 picks in the NHL Draft could go and who could be available for the Stars at No. 13.


Zemgus Girgensons Scouting Report

The 18-year old Latvian with a great name doesn't have the upside of some of the other center prospects in the draft, but he'd be a fine fall-back option for the Stars at No. 13.


NHL Draft 2012: Cody Ceci Scouting Report

Our latest profile on an NHL draft prospect looks at Cody Ceci, an American defenseman with an advanced offensive game who would give the Stars front office an interesting decision if he fell to No. 13.


Stars Draft Targets: Radek Faksa Scouting Report

The latest in a series profiling the various prospects the Stars could be choosing from in the NHL Draft.


NHL Draft 2012 Prospects: Mikhail Grigorenko Scouting Report

The third in SB Nation Dallas' series of evaluating prospects in the NHL Draft, Luther Xue takes a look at Mikhail Grigorenko, as his draft stock is falling.


NHL Draft 2012 Prospects: Colton Sissons Scouting Report

The second in a series breaking down the prospects the Dallas Stars will be choosing from with the No. 13 pick in the NHL Draft.


NHL Draft 2012: Brendan Gaunce Scouting Report

This is one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, especially at areas (defense and center) where the Stars organization needs help. Dallas, with the No. 13 pick, could have a number of excellent prospects to choose from.


NHL Playoffs 2012: How Do The Stars Compare?

With the increasing amount of parity in the NHL, Dallas really isn't that far from having a playoff-caliber roster, especially since they have the most important piece in G Kari Lehtonen.

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