Final thoughts from development camp: Heiskanen, Oettinger, and much more

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The Dallas Stars wrapped up their prospect development camp earlier this week. Over the five-day event, which included four days of on-ice training, prospects were given an orientation into professional hockey.

They worked on off-ice training, proper recovery, eating habits, and overall wellness that comes with being an NHL player.

“That’s the difference for a lot of these kids,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said. “The talent is so high now and there are so many opportunities, often the guys you see making the NHL are the ones that can be a pro in every facet of life.”

With that in mind it’s not exactly fair to grade prospects based off their showing in development camp. And if you are going to grade it comes with a massive curve — the older players tend to have an advantage, while those who have AHL experience are supposed to look like the most comfortable players on the ice.

But that isn’t going to stop us from taking a deeper dive into my notes from the five day camp.

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