The last time we saw the Dallas Stars they were slapping their hockey sticks on the hockey ice after a disappointing end to what was a good hockey season. (Saying the word 'hockey' over and over just does not have the same macho impact as the word football.)
The Stars were defeated by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the NHL's Western Conference playoffs in the spring. Since that Game 6 loss, Stars general manager Jim Nill went all-in by adding forwards Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to the roster.
There are still concerns on the blueline, but in terms of forwards the Stars have about as good as group as any in the NHL, including the Chicago Blackhawks.
Which brings us to the following PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - HOCKEY IS BACK, AND RETURNING TO DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH.
From Friday Sept. 19 to the 21, the team will have its training camp at the Fort Worth Convention Center. This is an ideal way for fans to watch these guys up close and personal, and the perfect opportunity for autographs, pictures, etc. Hockey training camps are relaxed, light and fun.
Practice times at FW Convention Center
Friday Sept. 19: 9 to 10:45 a.m. (Group A); 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. (Group B)
Saturday Sept. 20: 9 to 10:45 a.m. (Group A); 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. (Group A&C)
Sunday Sept. 21: Intra-squad scrimmage 10 a.m.
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday at Sundance Square, the Stars will have their Cowtown Kickoff. The event will feature games for kids and live music.
At 7 p.m. there will be a fan Q&A with members of the Dallas Stars organization.
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