Jani Hakanpää

The Dallas Stars Should Be One of the Best in the West

The Dallas Stars were a very solid hockey team in 2022-23, finishing second in the Central Division and reaching the Western Conference Finals in the playoffs. With their core group all returning and a few new additions, Dallas should be even better in 2023-24. Their combination of offensive talent, team defense, and great goaltending make […]

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Who Says No: Vancouver Canucks 

We’re at my favorite time of the year. One week from the draft and the crazy what-if scenarios, so welcome to “Who Says No?” where I go through the pile of your trade proposals at CapFriendly.com and explain why I like or dislike them. And ultimately, who would say no?  As a die-hard Canucks fan, I figured […]

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Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) takes a shot on the Los Angeles Kings goalie during the first period at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, November 1, 2022.(Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

Miro Heiskanen Needs an Enforcer Partner

The Dallas Stars have problems here and there. This week, I’ll explain why I think defenseman and alternate captain Miro Heiskanen needs an enforcer defenseman instead of veteran defenseman Ryan Suter. The Heiskanen-Suter defensive pairing likely won’t work in the long run. Here are three points to consider. Ryan Suter’s a Mismatch for Miro Heiskanen […]

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Stars Get Shipwrecked by the Kraken in Game 1

Seattle’s first-ever round 2:  Last night was the beginning of yet another exciting historical franchise milestone for the Kraken as they played their first-ever round 2 game against the Dallas Stars. Like the first series, this one will be a very tough fight for each team.  Kraken lead…but not for long:  While the Stars got […]

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