Ian Shidlofsky

Ian Shidlofsky is a Sports Columnist at Grit Daily. 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.

Stars trade Pitlick to Flyers for Hartman

The Dallas Stars struck a deal on Monday with the Philadelphia Flyers. The trade involves sending Tyler Pitlick to the Flyers in exchange for Ryan Hartman. Tyler Pitlick’s versatile style of play Pitlick, 27, has spent the past two seasons with the Stars, acquiring a career high 27 points during his first year. His ice time was limited last season due to injury and being a healthy scratch at times. His lessened ice time surely affected his point totals last season, limiting him to just 12...

The Dallas Stars re-sign Polak and Janmark to new contracts

Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill had a very busy Thursday this week. Nill seems happy with where the team ended its season and where it is headed, despite the season not ending the way the Stars had hoped. Roman Polak and Mattias Janmark have each signed new contracts, keeping them in Dallas for another season. Roman Polak signs new deal for one year at $1.75 million Polak was not the prettiest signing last summer in the NHL free agent frenzy. However, his veteran presence and defensive mindset made...

2019 Stanley Cup Final Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Boston Bruins

It is that time of the year again. 31 teams have competed throughout the season, and now only two teams remain. The St. Louis Blues will represent the West and the Boston Bruins will represent the East, and only one can take the top prize. The Bruins Remained Consistent Throughout the Season Throughout the season, one thing remained perfectly clear; the Boston Bruins were not to be messed with. The first line for Boston was a high point for them all year. Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and...

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...

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