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It’s another day closer to the kickoff of the regular season, and the pieces continue to fall into place for the NHL and the Dallas Stars. The team’s preparing for training camp, guys continue to flock to the Stars Center in Frisco to skate and the organization in general is gearing up for the start of the new age of the Dallas Stars: which included hosting a huge blowout clearance sale in Frisco today to promote only the new look of the Stars in fan shops throughout the metroplex.

One of the most exciting moments throughout the offseason in the announcement of the next year’s schedule. And while that has already been out for a while, the next best thing, the announcement of the team’s TV schedule, highlights just how much closer it is to Opening Day. Most impressively, 78 of the 82 games this season will be televised locally through Fox Sports Southwest and TXA-21. Take that Versus, we’ll stick with our Ralph and Razor. Thanks.

Jamie Benn continues to dominate the headlines across sports media, and rightly so. With the likelihood he’ll be taking the team’s captain title shortly, the intriguing thoughts of what a line with he and Tyler Seguin could look like and in recognition of his skill and talent, why wouldn’t he be? Add another article to the scrapbooks Benn fans: he’s considered Dallas’s best player under 25.

It’s hard to watch a team favorite retire. It’s even harder when that player is someone who can be admired by even the team’s worst rivals. 43 is far from old, but the time proves to take a toll on the body of any hockey player. Jaromir Jagr announced earlier this month that this year would likely be his last in the NHL, and it dealt fans across the league a pretty tough blow. This announcement is sure to garner much of the same admiration, but props to Teemu Selanne for making it entertaining.|NHL|home

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