Here's what the GM had to say about Esa Lindell.
On if defenseman Esa Lindell, who played at the World Championship, might be on the Dallas roster in the fall
"When we made the decision to send him over there for the World Championship, we knew he was going to play lots, and it's a great learning tool for a younger player. It's his second World Championship, so it is a great compliment to him. He is going to play for Finland in the World Cup coming up here in September. He's a good, young player. We have him projected to be on our team, and I think he is going to be. He's a good, young player. He's a heavy body and he's part of the transition we kind of have coming into place on our backend.
And, of course, no interview with Nill would be complete without attempting to get an answer on what the Stars plan to do in goal next season.
On how the thinking on the goaltending is going
"When I sit back and look at it, if you take away the Game 7, that was a tough game for Kari [Lehtonen], other than that he had a pretty good playoff. That's the trouble; sometimes you are remembered for your last actions. We did get 50 wins on the year and we were second overall in the league, so there were some pretty good things that happened. We are going to make some adjustments to different things. The things we talked about and we were criticized for during the season was our two-goalie system, and if you look in the playoffs now, it looks like that is what everybody is using.
There's plenty more from Nill at the link. [Stars Inside Edge]
On Sunday, Stars prospect Chris Martenet and the London Knights will play in the championship game at the 2016 Memorial Cup. [Stars Inside Edge]
Uncertainty remains over where Pavel Datsyuk will be playing next season.
Per Daniel Milstein, agent of Pavel Datsyuk, they have received offer from KHL SKA,, but no decision before meet with #RedWings mid-June.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) May 25, 2016
The Coyotes have hired Ari Segal as their new COO. Segal previously worked as the president of business operations for the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim's AHL affiliate. [TSN]
It turns out that people really, really love NHL 2004. [Digital Trends]
And finally, that's one way to pick a name for your kid.