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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Final Season Push Begins Today Against the Capitals

In which the Stars top this week's NHL Power Rankings, the Toronto Maple Leafs dominate fancy stats, and Tyler Seguin quits hockey to begin a modeling career with Razor...

Graham Jenkins

April Fools! Although I bet you wondered seriously about the Tyler Seguin bit, didn't you?

In real news today, there are amazing things that happen on the ice in the NHL, and then there are amazing things that happen off the ice in the NHL. Despite having been eliminated even from talk of the playoffs a long time ago, the Calgary Flames may have just won the award for coolest gesture of the 2013-2014 season.

I don't know what else to call it, but if they were worried about losing some fans after this season, I'm sure they just gained more than a few after this. Heck, I feel like I should be a Calgary Flames fan now.

Although I'm still on the fence whether it beats the Sam Tageson signing by the San Jose Sharks.

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Stars v Capitals. Tonight. [Stars Inside Edge] [Sports Day DFW] [CBS Sports] []

We have here one of the most useless articles ever written about the Dallas Stars. And, coincidentally, one of the best. [Razor with an Edge]

So it appears Patrik Nemeth won't merely be a warm body in the press box. He'll go in in place of the injured (?) Aaron Rome. Why Kevin Connauton won't play I haven't a clue. Whatever. I'm excited to see Nemeth. [Stars Inside Edge]

Thanks a lot Kings. Thanks for nothing. []

This is one of the reasons I love hockey. Ryan Garbutt, on beginning to earn the reputation of a diver, and how that's just unacceptable. I can only hope soccer players the world over take note. [Sports Day DFW]

Some thoughts, from a non-Dallas source no less, on the Stars and their late season push to the playoffs. [ESPN]

NHL Power Rankings. Minnesota, Phoenix, and Dallas, are 13, 14, and 15, respectively. Surprise surprise. [TSN]

No, it's not expansion talk, but, the Brooklyn Islanders? [Puck Daddy]

Should we care about which teams are hot and which teams aren't as we prepare for the playoffs? Apparently not. But, but... the 2012 Kings? [SB Nation]

I'm sorry. I know it's cliched, but I can't resist any article that mentions 'Toronto Maple Leafs' and 'Fancy Stats' in the same write up. [MC79 Hockey]

So, this week doesn't exactly get [redacted], but that doesn't mean we have to miss out on a Tuesday update of the curious mental state of Obscene Alex. [III Communication]

I went to school in the South. So sue me if I don't know much about NCAA hockey. Happily, there are people who do. [Puck Daddy]

And lastly, the Red Wings? Nooo!!! Sean McIndoe thinks they're going to make playoff appearance number 23 on the trot. Don't tell me you weren't hoping this would be the year they failed! Now, had they stayed in the Western Conference instead of making their cowardly dash to the Leastern Conference... [Grantland]