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Nill will be patient in search for Stars' new coach

The Dallas GM has started identifying top candidates, reaching out to a few so far

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- Jim Nill has started to reach out to coaches as he searches for a new bench boss in Dallas, but the Stars GM said he will be patient with the process.

"We've kind of made a list of identifying who are the top 10-15 guys, and I'll start to narrow that down," Nill said. "It's not going to be something that happens real quick. Some of the coaches are still coaching (in the playoffs), so I've got to wait for that process, too."

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Stars' Seguin nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The forward has been a proven leader on and off the ice while making significant contributions to the community

by Dallas Stars Staff @DallasStars / Press Release

The Dallas Stars announced today that forward Tyler Seguin  was named the club's nominee for the National Hockey League's King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award is given annually to the NHL player "who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."

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Prospect Report: Heiskanen takes bronze in Finnish League playoffs

The Stars' defense prospect is expected to play for Finland at IIHF World Championship in Denmark

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars defense prospect Miro Heiskanen wrapped up his season in Finland's top league on a winning note, helping HIFK secure a bronze medal with a 3-2 win over TPS on Friday.

Heiskanen played a game-high 23:24 in Friday's game, which was a one-game playoff between the two teams that lost in the semifinals of the Finnish League playoffs.

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Texas Stars edge Reign in double-overtime thriller

Laberge lifts Dallas' AHL affiliate, which takes a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series

by Texas Stars Staff @TexasStars / TexasStars.com

ONTARIO, Calif. -- It took five periods and more than four hours of play but with 2:22 remaining in the second overtime, Samuel Laberge scored the game-winner to lift the Texas Stars to a 5-4 win over the Ontario Reign in Game 3 of their Division Semifinals matchup.

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Texas Stars split first two games of opening-round playoff series

Texas gives up home-ice advantage, but will try to get it back as the series shifts to Ontario, Calif.

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- The Texas Stars made a strong, late-season push to secure home-ice advantage in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs, but they surrendered it after splitting the first two games of their series against Ontario in Cedar Park.

The Stars won the series opener, which was a back-and-forth affair, 4-3, in overtime Thursday night. But Ontario pushed back in Game 2 on Friday, the Stars couldn't cash in on their chances, and the Reign tied the series 1-1 with a 5-1 win.

The Pacific Division Semifinal series, which is a best-of-five, now shifts to California for Games 3 and 4.

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Strong finish pushes Texas Stars to second place in Pacific Division

Dallas' AHL affiliate secures home-ice advantage, opens playoffs vs. Ontario on Thursday

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Texas Stars picked up five of six points in the final week of the regular season to finish in second place in the AHL's Pacific Division and secure home-ice advantage in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

The Stars picked up points in 11 of their final 13 games (6-2-5) and finished with a 38-24-14 record, climbing up from a battle for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division to that second-place finish.

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Prospect Report: Caamano, Robertson to square off in OHL playoffs

The Stars' forward prospects advance to the Eastern Conference Championship Series

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Dallas Stars forward prospects Nick Caamano and Jason Robertson will square off in the Ontario Hockey League's Eastern Conference Championship Series, which gets underway later this week.

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As Hitchcock retires, Stars' search for new head coach begins

General manager Jim Nill says he will look at all options for a new Dallas bench boss

by Mark Stepneski @OvertimeScottB / Inside Edge

Ken Hitchcock's second stint as head coach of the Dallas Stars turned out to be a short one. Hitchcock announced Friday that he is retiring from coaching after one year back behind the bench in Dallas.

"The game of hockey has been my entire life and I could never repay what the game did for me and all the wonderful people I met in my career," Hitchcock said in a letter announcing his retirement. "I would like to thank everyone for their support and friendship over the years. I have contemplated this since our last game and I came to the conclusion that now is the right time to step away and let the younger generation of coaches take over."

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'I will forever be grateful'

Ken Hitchcock announces retirement from coaching in National Hockey League

by Ken Hitchcock / DallasStars.com

I would like to announce I am officially retiring from active coaching in the National Hockey League. The game of hockey has been my entire life and I could never repay what the game did for me and all the wonderful people I got to meet in my career. I would like to thank everyone for their friendship and support over the years. I have contemplated this since our last game and I came to the conclusion that now is the right time to step away and let the younger generation of coaches take over.

I would personally like to thank the Gaglardi family for the opportunity to return to Dallas and coach the Stars this past season. To finish my head coaching career where it all started and where we proudly hoisted the Stanley Cup for this great city, I will forever be grateful.

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Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock announces retirement

Hitchcock, who led Dallas to its first Stanley Cup championship in 1999, will remain with the organization as a consultant

by Dallas Stars Staff @DallasStars / Press Release

Dallas Stars Head Coach Ken Hitchcock announced today his retirement from coaching in the National Hockey League (NHL) after 22 seasons as a head coach. Hitchcock will remain with the Stars as a consultant. 

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