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.

Three Players Combine for Seven Goals in 4-3 Red Wings Win Over the Stars

Last night, the Detroit Red Wings would host the Dallas Stars for their home opener. Detroit defeated the Nashville Predators the night before, while the Stars were searching for their first win of the year. Let’s recap this back and forth battle. 1st Period Hintz Stays Hot as He Strikes First The Finnish connection of the Stars has been gaining strength, particularly between Roope Hintz and Miro Heiskanen. Heiskanen started the play by taking the puck out of the defensive zone. He avoided a...

Slow Starts Haunt the Stars Again As They Lose to St. Louis 3-2

The season may be very young, but we’re already getting ideas about where teams both currently stand and need improvement. The Dallas Stars are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Bruins last Thursday. Last night, they took on the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues. 1st Period Deja Vu For Dallas—1 Shot Against, 1 Goal Against The play began with a 4 on 2 rush towards the Stars’ net through the neutral zone. Sammy Blais would take it into the zone, and then immediately looked...

Injuries Amass As the Stars Drop the Season Opener To the Bruins

A new season begins for Dallas Stars hockey. Through a summer filled with change, growth, and development, the Stars were ready to begin the next chapter. They would open up against the defending Eastern Conference Champs, the Boston Bruins. Let’s recap last night’s thrilling matchup. 1st Period A Familiar Face for the Stars Strikes First Last season, Brett Ritchie was struggling to make the Stars’ roster night after night. Last night, he would suit up for the first time in a Bruins’ sweater,...

Busy Summer Has the Stars Eyeing Stanley Cup

After a good run in the playoffs last spring, the Dallas Stars are prepping to get right back to the action. The Stars have lost some of their players that were there last year for their playoff run. But they have acquired a few new players in the process. Let’s put the Dallas Stars’ summer in review. Outgoing Players From the Stars Mats Zuccarello One of the big surprises of the summer was the departure of Mats Zuccarello. The big trade deadline acquisition from the New York Rangers ended up...

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...

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