For the second straight year, at least two Korean players participated in the Stars Development Camp, thanks in large part to Jim Nill, who coordinated with former NHLer Jim Paek—now the Korea Ice Hockey Association director— to make the experience possible.
This year, defenseman Yeong Jun Seo and forward Sang Hoon Shin were both in attendance.
"We thought the players were really good, but the only difference is the height, maybe the height and size," Shin said. "I haven't experienced a lot of skilled play, skilled practices. This is a new, different environment. It's good for me to see it and feel it by coming here."
Seo and Shin also both hope to play for South Korea at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.
Seo and Shin absorbed every lesson they could from the camp, but the two Koreans also have a bigger purpose. They will take the experiences and apply them to their national team, which will play in its first Olympics in 2018 in PyeongChang. As the host country, South Korea automatically is qualified for the tournament.
They agree South Korea having a good performance in 2018 could help the game grow back home.
There's more at the link. [NHL]
Radek Faksa is staying busy this offseason.
First-round pick Riley Tufte showed off a few moves.
Las Vegas, meet your new general manager: George McPhee. [TSN]
Sean McIndoe counts down the best goalie-for-goalie trades of years past, including the swap of Dominik Hasek for Stephane Beauregard. [The Hockey News]
NHL general managers should stop signing their players to bridge contracts, says Colton Praill. [Sportsnet]
Justin Schultz will be staying in Pittsburgh for another year—the Pens signed the former Edmonton defenseman to a 1-year, $1.4 million contract. [Penguins]
The changes just keep coming in Montreal.
Was just informed by a source that the Montreal Canadiens let go of analytics specialist Matt Pfeffer.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) July 13, 2016
If you've always wanted a hockey rink at your house, here's your chance: Igor Larionov is selling his Michigan home. Faux ice included. [Realtor]
Over at The Ringer, Morgan Schuster names the best "rude goals" in hockey. The Stars are mentioned, but not in the way you'd probably like. [The Ringer]
And finally, just in case you needed another reason to head to Klyde Warren Park this Friday, here ya go.
I'M GIVING A SUITE TO A STARS GAME! Enter From 6-7pm At "Party In The Park". Drawing On Stage At 7:30pm Friday!!! pic.twitter.com/ZrlPOm84rV— Jason Standley (@PMStandleys) July 13, 2016