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Time to shine: Big plays still important in Stars' exhibition loss

To those fighting for playing time and confidence, standout efforts can go a long way in leaving a lasting impression

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

TULSA, Okla. -- The great thing about games -- even preseason games -- is they put players in competitive situations.

So while practice time can be illuminating for the coaches, and feedback is garnered in meetings and drills and even team-building activities, there might be no better information than watching a player do something in real time against a real opponent.

Gemel Smith, Devin Shore and Denis Gurianov helped themselves Saturday night. In a 4-3 preseason overtime loss to the Florida Panthers at the BOK Center, Smith, Shore and Gurianov scored goals -- but not just goals: pretty goals, hard-working goals, memorable goals.

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Aiming to be a 'complete player,' Devin Shore focused on daily process

The forward has worked to get stronger and faster for what he hopes is an improved campaign

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Devin Shore had a long summer.

Way too long, he believes.

But the 24-year-old forward made the most of it, getting stronger, faster and even smarter in hopes of changing his team's fortunes. Shore said a second straight playoff miss helped add fire to his normal plan to simply be the best player he can be.

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Benn, Radulov in lineup as Stars face Panthers in Oklahoma

Tonight's contest is the first NHL preseason game in Tulsa since 1978 when the St. Louis Blues faced the Atlanta Flames

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Dallas Stars held an optional skate this morning in Frisco as they prepared to take on the Florida Panthers tonight at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This will be the third preseason game for the Stars, who are 2-0-0 so far after a 5-3 win over St. Louis on Tuesday in Dallas and a 3-1 victory in Minnesota on Thursday.

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'No one wants to play against him': Faksa's reputation growing with Stars

Coming off a career year, the two-way center's evolution hasn't gone unnoticed around the league

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Add center Radek Faksa to the list of Dallas Stars players who are excited about what they have seen in the first week under new head coach Jim Montgomery.

"It's good for sure," said Faksa. "The practices are hard, good pace. Everyone works hard. All the guys are hungry, excited to play. It's nice to be back."

And Faksa is on board with the style of play the new Dallas bench boss is trying to implement.

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Stars trim training camp roster to 50 players

Defenseman Jakob Stenqvist has been returned to Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League

by Staff Report @DallasStars / Press Release

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has reduced the training camp roster by one player. The Stars training camp roster now stands at 50 players.

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Heika: Miro mania? Touted rookie puts on another clinic in Stars' win

The defenseman moves to the right side and scores his first-career goal in a 3-1 exhibition victory over the Wild

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Shout "Hey" for Heiskanen.

He's a Miro-cle.

Vote 4 for Calder.

The buzz for Miro Heiskanen is starting to ramp up like a political campaign, as the 19-year-old defenseman has been very noticeable in his first two preseason games for the Stars. Heiskanen scored his first goal in the NHL (preseason) Thursday on a one-timer from the right point that deflected off of a Minnesota player and through a Denis Gurianov screen to start the scoring for Dallas in an eventual 3-1 win.

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Stars look to raise 'competitive levels' at Wild

Anton Khudobin and Colton Point will split time in goal as Dallas plays its second exhibition game

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

After rolling out some of their big guns in Tuesday's preseason opener against St. Louis, the Dallas Stars will go with a different looking lineup for Thursday night's exhibition game in Minnesota.

Still plenty of NHL players, but with a few more younger players as Stars coach Jim Montgomery and his staff try to get players up to speed on the team's style of play.

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Fourth-line decisions could be most important aspect of Stars' preseason

Dallas has a real battle going before the season even starts -- and that's a good thing for Jim Montgomery

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

With NHL training camps shortened to three days, the preseason schedule becomes more about getting the opening-night roster ready to play than it does sorting out just who might be on that roster opening night.

Because when you get right down to it, most teams have a pretty good idea who will be playing for them to start the season.

But the Stars have a real battle working before the season even starts. You can speculate that the top-nine forwards are pretty much worked out, but that leaves six guys who are battling for five roster spots and three places in the lineup on the fourth line.

And that's a good thing for new coach Jim Montgomery.

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Heika: A conversation with Stars general manager Jim Nill

From Monty to Miro, the Dallas GM tackles a wide range of topics entering his sixth season at the helm

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

BOISE, Idaho -- Stars general manager Jim Nill is starting his sixth season with the team. He sat down with DallasStars.com senior staff writer Mike Heika during training camp to talk about some key issues.

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Stars reduce training camp roster by nine players

Dallas' roster now stands at 51 players

by Staff Report @DallasStars / Press Release

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has reduced the training camp roster by nine players. The Stars training camp roster now stands at 51 players.

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