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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Fall to Rangers, Go 1-4-0 in Past Five Games

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The Stars lost to the Rangers 3-2 before the alumni took over. Plus, trades are upon us, and the deal with goaltending in Dallas.

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With a 3-2 loss to the Rangers yesterday afternoon, the Stars fell to 1-4-0 in their past five games. From having a potential goal disallowed due to "inconclusive" evidence, to New York pulling ahead with 2:53 left in the third, there's probably only one part of the game that you want to relive.

But just in case you'd like a little more analysis, Mike Heika's got you covered.

The Stars had yielded 22 goals in their previous four games, and vowed defensive improvement. They got that. They also vowed more intensity, and got that, as they bounced back from the "no goal" call and tied the game with four minutes remaining in regulation.

But they then had some of the same old problems with a giveaway, some defensive breakdowns, and the lack of a big save.

For more on the game, head over to the link. [SportsDayDFW]

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Both Nick and Brett Ritchie are waiting for their chance to make an impact in the NHL. [Hockey's Future]

Funnily enough, Derek wrote about how the goaltending tandem isn't working out so well before yesterday's lost. [The Hockey Writers]

ESPN's Craig Custance had this tidbit about potential trades in Dallas.

But that said... rumors continue to swirl that Canucks Dan Hamhuis could find himself wearing Victory Green.

If you want to read more about Hamhuis, Taylor can help you with that. Hamhuis also had some nice things to say about the Stars, mentioning that he knows several guys on the team and thinks that Dallas is "a great city to play in." [The Province]

According to Bob McKenzie, the Stars aren't among the 15 or so teams that have shown some interesting in acquiring Jonathan Drouin from the Lightning.

The Panthers had a pretty busy Saturday, wheeling and dealing to bring Jiri Hudler, Teddy Purcell, and Jakub Kindl to Florida. [Miami Herald]

The Coyotes claimed Jiri Sekac after the Blackhawks waived the forward on Friday. [Sportsnet]

The Sharks were the latest team to take advantage of the Maple Leafs' fire sale.

The Penguins added Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in exchange for a 2016 third-round pick. Edmonton will also retain fifty percent of Schultz's salary. [ESPN]

The Sabres and Senators also swapped a few players, including Alex Guptill, who the Stars sent to Ottawa as part of the Jason Spezza deal.

If you're trying to get a deal done, try throwing in a second-round pick. The Hockey News' Mike Brophy has the reasons why they're so valuable at the deadline. [THN]

With goalie Brian Elliott out for a month, the Blues added some depth in net.

A former enforcer, Robert Frid struggles to deal with the daily pain caused by years of fighting and the numerous injuries, including concussions, that he suffered while playing. [The Globe and Mail]

If Ilya Kovalchuk does decide to return to the NHL, here's how the whole situation could play out. [Puck Daddy]

The Red Wings defeated the Avalanche 5-3 in their Stadium Series matchup. Fake snow was involved.

Is Todd McLellan the answer to the woes plaguing the Oilers? [Puck Daddy]

The Hockey News walks us through how the deal that sent Seth Jones to Columbus went down. [The Hockey News]

And finally, goalies are weird and wonderful creatures.