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Nill looked at Darling first but balked at a 3rd round pick, Bishop says Vegas wants younger goalies in the expansion draft, Stars must protect Antoine Roussel and Pens even up series.

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Le Coup du Chapeau pour Antoine Roussel heir.

Seems goalie Ben Bishop was not Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill’s 1st choice to fix the Stars goaltend woes. Nill had his eye on the Chicago Blackhawks backup Scott Darling but balked at Hawks GM Stan Bowman’s asking price of a 3rd round pick. Chicago still got a Round 3 pick for Darling when he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes. (Second City Hockey)

New Stars goalie Bishop provided some insight today on the Vegas Golden Knights will be looking for when they make their Expansion Draft picks. Bishop who is 30 said Vegas was looking for younger options. The rest of his interview can be heard here. (Sportsnet)

In a trade that could be a new start for the 2 frustrating players involved. Edmonton Journal reporter Jim Matheson thinks Dallas could be a prime destination for right winger Jordan Eberle with center Cody Eakin going to the Oilers, (Hockey Feed)

Former Stars assistant coach Mark Lamb, is head coach of the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL). Before that he was the head coach of the Swift Current Broncos and was very influential in the Stars drafting defenseman Julius Honka in 2014. Honka as well as Cody Eakin and Justin Dowling all played for Lamb. (Blackout Dallas)

Former Stars forward Patrick Eaves has shed his cast and is doing some off ice workouts hoping to return to the Ducks lineup. (The Orange County Register)

Blackout Dallas makes a case for Dallas to protect forward Antoine Roussel prior to the expansion draft. (BOD)

Despite what Penguins fans must think last night’s game between Ottawa and Pittsburgh was pretty exciting despite the lack of scoring. Pens Phil Kessel finally scored with just under 6 minutes left to give Pittsburgh the win 1-0. the series is tied 1-1 and heads to Ottawa for the next 2 games. (Pensburgh)

Not sure what is going on here with Kessel on the bench.

As the only remaining Canadian team left in the should the rest of Canada jump on the Ottawa Senators band wagon? (Yahoo Sports)

What has been the best storyline from this year’s playoffs. (The Hockey News)

The Nashville Predators anthem singer is not happy that he has been replaced by famous country singers during their playoff run. Dennis K. Morgan has sang the anthem for 185 games before Carrie Underwood wife of Preds captain asked to sing the anthem in game 3 of the Chicago series. (The Tennessean)

Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Ellis, and Mattias Ekholm are some of the hidden gems that have stepped up for Nashville in this years playoffs. (CBC Sports)

The Los Angeles Kings have formed a partnership with Eisbaren Berlin, of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL). The team owned by the Kings parent company AEG hopes to get Eisbaren back to greatness. (Yahoo Sports)

All the NHL rumors in one place. (Spector’s Hockey)

One potential winger the Stars could try and sign during the off season in the Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie. This article makes the case that the Caps need to re-sign him. (Last Word on Hockey)

Early start for the US vs Russia game today.

Finally an embarrassing moment for the Italian team putting the puck in your own net with the goalie pulled.