STARS MAILBAG: Hockey in Houston? And Honka is actually good

I think we’ve finally reached the offseason. Sure, the Dallas Stars haven’t played since April, but the past three months have been rather busy with a new coach, expansion draft, NHL entry draft, trades, free agency, and development camp. The Stars have their roster set (Jamie Oleksiak’s RFA deal is the final contract to sign, […]

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STARS MAILBAG: Some (minor) Nichushkin clarity, future blue lines, and prospect talk

The mailbag is loaded this week, no need for an intro. Let’s just dive in… Could we see Valeri Nichushkin return to the NHL after the KHL season ends like Radulov did in 2012? — Brian Myers (@FlockofOxen) July 12, 2017 This a very good question and something I was wondering myself, especially after VladimĂ­r […]

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

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 […]

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After tough start to NCAA career, Point building toward strong sophomore season

FRISCO, Texas — The 2017-18 season is going to provide a nice re-start for Dallas Stars goalie prospect in Colton Point. A fifth-round pick (128th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Point was expected to compete for the starter’s role as a freshman at Colgate University. And in his first collegiate start he 41 […]

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Jason Robertson making strong first impression at Stars development camp

FRISCO, Texas — By definition Development Camp isn’t about player evaluation. Throughout the week Dallas Stars team officials, ranging from coaches to management, will point out that the five-day event is about the players getting acclimated to the system. Grades aren’t getting passed out in any form and success in development camp for an individual […]

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Passed over in the NHL draft, Bayreuther working on having last laugh with Stars

FRISCO, Texas — He was never drafted, but the NHL Draft was the best thing to happen to Gavin Bayreuther’s career. During his draft-eligible years every team passed on the left-handed defender. Looking at raw numbers that means during a three-year span NHL teams as a whole believed there were at least 610 better prospects […]

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Olympic figure skater focussed on helping Stars prospects reach top speed

FRISCO, Texas — Speed reigns in today’s NHL. In an era where the Pittsburgh Penguins have raced to back-to-back championships, it’s all about skating and quickness. Defenders are expected to move the puck, forwards need to have top-end speed, and slower players tend to get left behind. It’s the reason that players with so-called first-round […]

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