Ian Shidlofsky

Ian Shidlofsky is a Sports Columnist at GritDaily News. Based in Dallas, Texas and a hockey fanatic, Shidlofsky primarily covers the NHL. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University.

Dallas Stars Ink Lindell To a New Long-Term Contract

Although the Dallas Stars 2018-2019 campaign has ended, General Manager Jim Nill wasted no time getting back to work. One thing he knew he needed to do was to lock up a young, essential defense man for Dallas. Esa Lindell has signed a six year contract extension worth $34.8 million — $5.8 million average annual value — to remain a Dallas Star for the foreseeable future. This contract now makes him the highest paid defense man on the team. It is a steep pay bump from his previous...

Preview: Western Conference Finals

The NHL only has four competitors left to claim the league’s top prize. While the East has already had its first match up between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins, ending in a Boston victory, the San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues are gearing up for battle. Advantages for the Sharks: Offense, Offense, and More Offense This is not a claim that the Sharks do not have a good defense, in fact, it’s quite the contrary. But as far as total offensive production goes, San Jose seems...

Despite Effort by Bishop, Stars Are Knocked Out of the Postseason by Blues

It all has come down to this. Game 7 between the Stars and the Blues is upon us. The big question leading up to the NHL’s match up between the Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues is whether or not Ben Bishop is ready to play. He suffered a from a rough looking injury in the previous game that eventually led to his exiting of the game early. After consideration, the Vezina Trophy nominated goalie will be starting for Dallas in Game 7. Dunn Brings the Crowd to Their Feet in the First 5...

The Blues Roll Through The Stars To Force a Game 7

After a 2-1 victory in St. Louis two days ago, the Stars have put the Blues on the brink of elimination. The Stars sought to end what has been considered a wildly entertaining series between two division foes. Game 6 on Sunday was their first opportunity to end the series. The Blues have excelled on the road during this post-season, losing only 1 out of 5 games. With Game 6 being in Dallas, they wanted to continue their current span of road success to keep their season alive. Pietrangelo...

Bishop steals the show as Stars take game 5

The Stanley Cup playoffs are well under way — and not without surprises already. In Game 4, the Dallas Stars responded to a Game 3 defeat at the hands of the St. Louis Blues with a big game of their own to tie the series up 2-2.  Ben Bishop came back from Game 3 strong, stopping 27-29 shots while Stars put up 4 goals of their own. The newly developed top 2 lines by Stars head coach, Jim Montgomery, were the big discussion throughout the day leading up to Game 4, but they ultimately were...

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