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Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The franchise transferred to Dallas for the 1993–94 NHL season. The Stars played out of Reunion Arena from their relocation until 2001, when the team moved into the American Airlines Center. Dallas Stars have won seven division titles in Dallas, two President's Trophies as the top regular season team in the NHL, the Western Conference championship twice, and in 1998–99, the Stanley Cup. Joe Nieuwendyk won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs that year. Brett Hull became the first Dallas Stars' player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Dallas Stars ticketsThe 2008-09 season saw the early loss for the season of Captain Brenden Morrow to an ACL tear. Off-season free agent acquisition Sean Avery caused a media uproar over comments he made to a Canadian reporter about ex-girlfriend Elisha Cuthbert and her then-current relationship with Flames' defenseman Dion Phaneuf before a game in Calgary. The incident caused the team to suspend Avery for the season; he was later waived by the Stars and picked up by the New York Rangers. That incident, plus injuries to the lineup including top-flight center Brad Richards and Sergei Zubov caused the talented Stars to tailspin to a 12th place finish, and the first missed playoffs for Dallas since 2002.

In the wake of the failed 08-09 season, the Stars hired a new general manage - former player and captain Joe Nieuwendyk. Hull and Jackson remained with the Stars and were re-assigned to new roles within the organization. Nieuwendyk acted quickly, firing head coach Dave Tippett less than a week after his hiring on June 10 and replaced by Marc Crawford the next day. Other off-season moves included the addition of Charlie Huddy as assistant coach in charge of defense and the promotions of Stu Barnes and Andy Moog to assistant coach positions.

All Dallas Stars games are broadcast on radio on KTCK under a five-year deal announced in January 2009. KTCK replaced WBAP, which had broadcast games since the team's relocation from Minnesota in 1993. Television coverage occurs primarily on Fox Sports Southwest (FSN), with KDFI (Channel 27) broadcasting games when FSSW has a conflict.

The Stars are one of only three NHL teams to simulcast the entirety of their games on TV and radio, which the team has done since their 1993 arrival in Dallas. The broadcast team features the popular duo of "Ralph and Razor" -- play-by-play announcer Ralph Strangis and color commentator Daryl "Razor" Reaugh. Although both the DFW-area's large media market and the team's fan base could theoretically support separate television and radio broadcast teams, the Stars have continued simulcasting due to Strangis and Reaugh's popularity among local listeners and viewers. Like other NHL teams, the Stars now have a live radio broadcast of the duo transmitted inside American Airlines Center on 97.5 FM. This is done because AM radio signals often cannot penetrate concrete and steel building exteriors.