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Stars Coach Lindy Ruff hoping to extend season, learning process
Stars Coach Lindy Ruff hoping to extend season, learning process

DALLAS -- Lindy Ruff did an outstanding job in coaching the Stars to the playoffs for the first time since 2008, taking a team that’s almost evenly split between veterans and kids and molding it into a competitive group that has pushed the top-seeded Ducks hard throughout the teams’ first-round playoff series. For Ruff, who spent the previous 14-plus seasons coaching the Buffalo Sabres, the playoffs have provided a continuing education about his own team and his players' abilities and character. Even if the Stars’ season ends Sunday — the Ducks hold a 3-2 series lead and can eliminate Dallas with a win in Game 6 at American Airlines Center — it would...

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