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1969 The Golden Eagles open play in Western Hockey League on Oct. 10, beating San Diego 4 2 for coach Ray Kinasewich. They’re basically a team of free agents, although the Buffalo Sabres jersey cheap supply some men. The Eagles’ first record is 15 43 14.1970 The Eagles suffer through a 15 43 14 1969 70 WHL season, but one report shows the team averaging 6,000 a game attendance. On Aug. 18, general manager/coach Ray Kinasewich unexpectedly resigns, citing his family’s health. On Sept. 7, Gus Bodnar replaces him.

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in the WHL at 29 33 10. They are still affiliated with Buffalo. Lyle Bradley returns to the Eagles while Guyle Fielder is traded to Portland. On Jan. 25, the Eagles’ founder/owner Dan Meyer dies in a fall from a 19th story hotel window in Bloomington, Minn., where he is attending NHL/WHL meetings. On May 19, Charlie Finley of the California Golden Seals buys the Eagles from the Meyer estate and changes their colors from red, white, blue and gold to California gold and kelly green. Near the end of 1972, the Eagles start putting together a string of 15 straight weeks of leading the WHL.

1974 The Eagles’ fifth WHL season is their best. They win 41 games, losing 33 and tying four and average 4.43 goals a game. They lose in the semifinals. During the summer, the NHL takes over the Golden Seals and threatens Salt Lake with extinction. The Seals are sold to Mel Swig and moved to Cleveland to become the Barons; an hour before a mid August press conference called to announce the Eagles’ demise, Art Teece and the late O. Thayne Acord rescue professional hockey in Salt Lake City, scraping up the loans to buy the team at the 11th hour from the NHL. On Aug. 23, Jack Evans becomes coach. The WHL folds, and the Eagles join the Central Hockey League, playing their first CHL game on Oct. 14 and beating the Seattle Totems 4 2 before 6,216 in the Salt Palace.

1987 The year started with the Eagles in last place in the entire IHL and losing five of their first six games in January but what a finish! From Jan. 5 on, Coach Wayne Thomas’ team used great consistency on the road and climbed to second in the West Division and fifth overall during the regular season, then won 12 of 17 playoff games to take the franchise’s first ever Turner Cup championship on May 20 with a 7 3 win at Muskegon in the sixth game of the best of seven series. On June 30, the Flames named Paul Baxter, a former Calgary defenseman and assistant coach, as the coach of their new farm team, and he chose Bob Francis as his assistant.

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Here are some of the highlights:

Question: We’re nearly a third through the season. Who is your Stars MVP? League MVP?

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Question: Are there any dominant teams in the NHL this season? Or is parity high?

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at times and are really tough to beat at home, but they aren’t heavy favorites the way New England (NFL) or Golden State (NBA) would be in the playoffs. The league’s parity is showing up mostly in the middle of the standings, as the division between playoff teams and non playoff teams is tiny. There are 25 teams with payrolls of $70 million or higher and the cap is $73 million, so that helps create parity.

That said, you would still take the top teams over the middle teams in the first round, so I guess that is as dominant as it gets for this league.

Question: What are your thoughts about the NHLPA rejecting the NHL’s offer to allow players to compete in the 2018 Olympics in return for an extension of the CBA?

Heika: It’s what they needed to do.

The league is seeing less and less benefit from the Olympics or from the other international tournaments. It wanted to make clear to the players, who love the international tournaments, that these things cost money and have financial implications.

Both sides made their point in the first step of the negotiations.

I think instead of using these tournaments as a negotiating ploy, the rejection will allow both sides to sit down and assess if the Olympics or the World Cup is a good idea. The reports from the World Cup, I believe, are that it was not a financial Success jersey cheap (and it was held in Canada where you have the best chance for financial Success jersey cheap), so what was the real benefit? Now, we’re not even 30 games into this season, and people are complaining about the compressed schedule causing injuries and hurting the quality of play. That has to spark a debate about whether it was worth it and whether they should just halt tournaments for a couple of years.

I know the players want the tournaments, and players like Alex jersey cheap Ovechkin say he will go no matter what, but I think if both the NHL and NHLPA have a serious discussion, the decision might be that both sides want a break from the Olympics.

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StorylineIt should be a big deal when the defending Stanley Cup champions come to town, but even that seems meaningless in this disappointing Stars season. Former Stars defenseman Trevor Daley jersey cheap is out with a knee injury and still has not made his return to AAC since being traded to Chicago. New defenseman Greg Pateryn arrived Tuesday and won’t play. Remi Elie probably won’t make his NHL debut. It is what it is for Stars fans right now.

Lindy Ruff has liked matching Cody Eakin jersey cheap against Crosby in the past, but the guess is he gives Faksa the assignment tonight. Faksa has 28 points (8 goals, 20 assists) in 60 games this season. Crosby ranks second in the league with 67 points (34 goals, 33 assists) in 54 games. In 11 career games against the Stars, Crosby has 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) and is plus 5.

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Pittsburgh leads the NHL in scoring with 3.48 goals per game and in shots on goal per game at 34.1. Dallas ranks 29th in goals against per game at 3.23 and last in save percentage at .894.

NotableDallas (23 28 10) is coming off a 6 3 loss at home against Boston Sunday and is 17 10 6 at home. Dallas is 3 8 0 in its past 11 games.

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Matt Murray is expected to start in net for the Penguins. He is 23 7 3 with a 2.27 GAA and .926 save percentage. He has never played against the Stars.

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Dallas is 8 14 4 vs. the East. Pittsburgh is 12 4 5 vs. the West.

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Stars coach Lindy Ruff on facing the defending Stanley Cup champions

“The last couple of practices I’ve really liked. It seems like he’s got himself in a better place. Even the day before yesterday, I liked his practice. The goal is to get him back in there, get him playing again. I think he got a little bit out of sync and all we’re trying to do is get him back in a better place.”

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“He’s getting closer. There’s a good chance we could see him in the next couple games. Not today, but after that, I think we’d take a chance of trying to get him up and running. I don’t think it’s going to be easy for him to have that much time off, but he’s at a place now where I think he’s going to be cleared to play.”

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Jordie Benn jersey cheap was quick with the self deprecating humor Monday when asked about facing his brother Jamie for the first time when the Stars play the Montreal Canadiens jersey cheap.

“Probably, when he steps on the ice, I’ll get yelled at to get off,” Jordie joked. “So I’ll be on the bench watching him play.”

The reference is to coaches’ wanting the best defenders out against the best players, and Jordie doesn’t rate quite high enough to go head to head with his Art Ross Trophy winning Young jersey cheaper brother. But the fact that Jordie is doing quite well since being traded away from Jamie isn’t lost on either sibling.

When the two face off for the first time at any level Tuesday in Montreal, there will be much focus on the physical battle between the brothers and best friends. But just as important is that Jordie has been making his own name since a February trade split them up.

“I’m excited that he can be his own person now,” Jamie told reporters in Montreal.

Jordie added: “He’s one of my biggest fans. I think he’s proud that I’m here and doing my own thing now.”

Jamie, who is two years Young jersey cheaper than Jordie, blazed a path out of junior hockey after being drafted by the Stars in 2007. The gifted winger helped Kelowna to the Memorial Cup finals, helped the Texas Stars to the AHL finals and quickly became captain of the NHL Stars. He rocketed to stardom, eventually winning a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Olympics.

Jordie followed him to the Dallas area, moving in with Jamie and catching on with the CHL’s Allen Americans in 2009. A defensive defenseman, Jordie eventually earned promotions to the Texas Stars and then all the way up to the NHL. With Jordie serving as a seventh defenseman and getting his share of healthy scratches, many speculated that he got the job simply to keep his brother happy.

But along the way, Jordie proved the doubters wrong. He earned playing time over Patrik Nemeth jersey cheap, Jamie Oleksiak jersey cheap and Stephen Johns, and when the Canadiens decided they needed some help on defense, they traded for him.

In his 12 games since the trade, Jordie has two goals and is averaging almost 17 minutes of ice time per game. More important, the Canadiens have gone 8 3 1 with Benn in the lineup and re established themselves as Stanley Cup contenders.

“Now he can be Jordie Benn jersey cheap and not Jamie Benn jersey cheap’s brother,” Jamie said after the trade. “I think this is going to be great for him, and he can move on and move forward with his career. And I’m excited to see what happens with him.”

The two played together on hockey and baseball teams in their youth on Vancouver Island and have been pretty much inseparable since. So it’s going to be different for them facing off against each other. While they smile at the thought of the battle, both are competitive enough to make their first meeting pretty intense.

But when the game is over, they’ll still call each other pretty much every day and root for Success jersey cheap on different teams.

“It was tough to see him go, but it was fun to experience the NHL life while we had the time together,” Jamie said.

“It was a fun roller coaster in Dallas, but it’s a new adventure now,” Jordie said.

An adventure in which the older brother might just get a spotlight of his own.

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Lehtonen went 3 0 1 with a 0.98 GAA and .959 save percentage. He earned his 36th career shutout in the process.