Hey Heika: Has the Stars' window for a cup already opened?
Dallas is working hard to develop their players, navigate the cap, and earn points in the processby Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
Howdy folks. The bye week seems like a good time for a Hey Heika, so let's dig in and see what's on your mind.
Hey Heika: Good time for a playoff-style mailbag
How far can the Stars go in the playoffs? What's Jason Robertson's next contract going to look like? Those questions - and more - answeredby Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
Playoff time is special, especially around these parts.
Stars fans missed out on the postseason party last year and had to watch from home while Dallas went to the Stanley Cup Final in the bubble in 2020. So, getting back to full buildings and intense drama will be a blast.
Hey Heika: 'It's been a bit,' as Tyler Seguin would say
Playoff hopes, contract extensions, roster moves and more are covered in this installment of your favorite mailbag!by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
Howdy folks, to quote Tyler Seguin, "it's been a bit."
Reading Twitter has been a bit of a challenge for the past three or four months, and I know you guys have a lot to discuss. This seems like the best place to do it. Hey Heika returns with a flurry, so buckle up and hold on.
Hey Heika: Your long-awaited questions have been answered
From the stellar play of Jake Oettinger to potential moves at the deadline, Mike Heika delivers the goods in this detailed mailbagby Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
Howdy folks, it's nice to be back.
The early part of the season wasn't the time to have these interactions, as the negativity would've likely killed us all. However, we're riding a nice wave of virya (Buddhist term commonly translated as "energy", "diligence," or "enthusiasm"), so let's commune in the comfortable victory green cocoon that is Starsland.
Onto your questions:
Hey Heika: Season expectations, health updates, training camp and more
Can the Stars stay healthy and get enough production to snag a playoff spot in the Central Division?by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
It's so good to be getting back to real actual hockey. The Prospects Tournament in Traverse City was a nice taste and now we're headed toward training camp on Thursday.
The first preseason game is Monday, and then we're back in the swing of things. You had some great questions, so let's try to answer them in another scintillating edition of Hey Heika.
Hey Heika: Goalie logjam, Cup window, line combos and much more
It's no secret the Stars are in win-now mode, but how will they handle the situation in goal with the upcoming season just two months away?by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
The Stars had a pretty eventful off-season, signing Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year contract extension that averages $8.45 million and adding free agents Ryan Suter, Braden Holtby, Luke Glendening, Michael Raffl, Jani Hakanpää, Alexander Petrovic and Andreas Borgman. That creates all sorts of questions, so we'll try to answer them here.
In another summer edition of Hey Heika, let's talk Stars.
Hey Heika: Cap space, crucial contract extensions and so much more
The Stars could have some cap space to work with this offseason, but they still need to sign defenseman Miro Heiskanen to a new contractby Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
We're coming up on some big dates with the NHL Expansion Draft (July 21), NHL Draft (July 23-24) and the first day of free agency (July 28), so that creates a lot of hockey talk.
We asked for some fan questions and received some great ones here in another edition of Hey Heika. Hopefully, the answers live up to the questions:
Hey Heika: What can we expect from the Stars next season and beyond?
From key players in need of contract extensions to keeping the core together for another chance at a deep playoff run, DallasStars.com's Mike Heika answers questions from fansby Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
It's been a long, hard season for everyone, but now that it's over, let's try to at least get our footing on some key issues.
Here's a long-awaited edition of Hey Heika where we try to answer a few of your questions:
Hey Heika: What does the future hold for Stars' goaltenders?
From the expansion draft to April's trade deadline, DallasStars.com's Mike Heika answers questions from fansby Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
Ah, the life of a sports fan.
Negativity and impatience are the easiest emotions, but we have to fight against those, don't we. I understand this has been a frustrating season. One, the team isn't playing well. Two, the COVID/weather hiccups have been annoying. Three, the fact you can't watch in person (or even on TV in a lot of cases) flat out stinks.
Hey Heika: Can Stars afford to sign both Heiskanen, Klingberg long-term?
From potential trade talk to the taxi squad, DallasStars.com's Mike Heika answers questions from fansby Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer
Hey there, so good to be back for another season of hockey, in whatever form it takes.
To be completely honest, I was worried about this season. The Stars sort of came out of nowhere to win in the playoffs, they're missing Tyler Seguin (hip) and Ben Bishop (knee) for much of the season with injuries, and Joe Pavelski, Alexander Radulov and Jamie Benn aren't getting any younger.
So, yeah, when COVID struck and the first four games were postponed, there was a little trepidation that Dallas would have to start with a partial roster and try to fight through a new division with unknown opponents.