There was plenty to keep Dallas Stars fans busy on Friday, from the opening day of training camp to a few major announcements from the Texas Stars. First, the AHL squad revealed their new look for the upcoming season.
Pretty sharp, right? There are a few more pictures right this way, and we also got a nice look at the new digs from models Julius Honka and Travis Morin.
You may notice a fancy new letter on Morin's chest—that's because the team also announced that the long-time Texas Star will take over as captain for Maxime Fortunus, who's now playing for the Iowa Wild. For more on Morin, who signed a two-year contract extension back in January, check out this article from Sean Shapiro from last October.
So, congrats to the Texas Stars for their new look and to Morin for his new role. Here's to an exciting year in Cedar Park and Dallas. [Texas Stars]
Obviously, one of the most important pieces of news from yesterday is this:
It's official...@johnklingberg passed his driving test!— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) September 19, 2015
Once you've done that, go ahead and mark your calendars for this.
From the importance of a strong showing from Ales Hemsky to Valeri Nichushkin's potential as a breakout candidate, USA Today takes a look at the Stars' upcoming season. [USA Today]
Johnny Oduya called it an "easy pick" to sign with Dallas.
What should you be looking out for as training camps around the league get underway? Here are 16 things to keep an eye on, one of which is the Stars' goalie tandem. [NHL]
If that's not enough to keep track of, I present to you another eight story lines. You're welcome. [Sports Illustrated]
Things did, um, not go well for the Islanders' Joshua Ho-Sang yesterday.
Joshua Ho-Sang was late for the first day of #Isles training camp. He's been sent back to Niagara of the OHL. Camp over for him.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 18, 2015
It's not January 1st, but now is as good a time as any to turn over a fresh leaf in honor of the 2015-16 season. [Grantland]
There's a new guy wearing the "C" in Montreal, and it's not P.K. Subban. [Canadiens]
Another UFA has found a home.
#Isles have signed D Marek Zidlicky to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. Will be in camp tomorrow.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 19, 2015
Dany Heatley announced his plans to play in Germany. [CBS Sports]
If you haven't had a chance to check out Daniel Carcillo's piece about his retirement on The Players' Tribune, take a look. He shares a lot about his plans for helping NHL players adjust after retirement. [TPT]
Everyone thought that Alex Ovechkin had gotten a ship for his birthday. Turns out, he got a sheep. Because, well, why not? [Sportsnet]