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Hockey's Future Depth Analysis: Dallas Stars' System In Transition

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Tomas Vincour is one of many Stars prospects covered in the Hockey's Future Dallas Stars depth analysis.
Tomas Vincour is one of many Stars prospects covered in the Hockey's Future Dallas Stars depth analysis.

A few days ago, Mike Farkas at Hockey's Future posted his Fall 2010 Depth Analysis for the Dallas Stars. When it comes to keeping up with prospects both in the Stars system and around the NHL, I've found that Hockey's Future is the way to go. So because I trust them, so should you. Not really, should. Trust me. 

Hockey's Future broke down the Dallas Stars system position by position, prospect by prospect. Click the link to read the full post, but I'll summarize below very quickly. 

Obviously, Scott Glennie gets a paragraph to himself. Farkas points out what we have said before here on DBD: that Glennie has not impressed when placed in important situations, and that this is a big year for Glennie to prove himself. Also of note is Ondrej Roman, and some news on Perttu Lindgren's re-return to Finland for what seems like the millionth time. 

Philip Larsen gets some praise from Farkas, who says he's already progressed faster than Ivan Vishnevskiy did in the same amount of time. Which makes the trade for Kari Lehtonen look like even more of a steal than it already does, honestly. I'm obviously not on the inside with Thrasher management, but I don't know if Atlanta makes that deal again knowing how quickly Vishnevskiy's stock would fall. 

More from HF after the jump.

Farkas has some good info on the most recent addition to the Stars defense prospect pool, 2010 second round pick Patrik Nemeth:

Nemeth has been a surprisingly effective player in his first year in the Elitserien (AIK has just re-joined the Elitserien after promotion). He's second among club defensemen in points early in the year while accruing a plus rating. At 18 years old, Nemeth is the youngest defenseman on the team. Nemeth may be a long shot to make the U20 World Junior Championships team, but he's not going away quietly.

From what you can read about Nemeth, he sounds like a solid player in his own end, who can make a good outlet pass and isn't afraid to make a big hit or drop the gloves. So basically, think of a Nicklas Grossman-Mark Fistric hybrid. Now, don't expect him to be as good as those two right away...but that's the type of player he is, and he's certainly someone to keep an eye on. 

As far as goaltenders go, Jack Campbell gets HF's nod as the best Stars prospect in the system. I agree with Farkas when he says that Campbell has the mental fortitude to battle through this tough start in the pros. The kid will be challenged, for sure, but he has the intangibles to handle it. 

Overall, if you look up and down the system, you see that the Stars have a couple good prospects in each category but aren't deep in any category. That's just one of the stages this franchise will have to go through as this regime begins to restock through the draft. 

Anyways, please check out the full post on Hockey's Future. Mike Farkas does a great job as usual analyzing the Stars prospects, and it's well worth the read.