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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Ben Bishop Wants to Get Big D Back On the Stars Bandwagon

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The star goalie talks about winning games, and fans. Plus, the Pens win the Eastern Conference, and the Golden Knights prepare for their first NHL Scouting Combine.

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Dallas Stars fans, take note: Ben Bishop is here to remind you why it’s great to be a hockey fan in Texas.

The Frisco High School graduate who played for the Texas Tornado during his junior career made no secret that he wanted to come back to the DFW area once he became an unrestricted free agent. Recently, he appeared on 103.3-FM ESPN Dallas’ Cowlishaw and Dennis Show to talk about why:

"It's obviously a really good team in a really good city and it seems like a good fit for both sides. Obviously the team has a lot of potential so you want to go somewhere where you're going to win and obviously Dallas is a great city on top of that so it kinda seemed like a great fit."

The two-time Vezina Trophy finalist also knows he’s here to win, and he wants to get down to it:

"...I think everyone wants to get that magic going around the city and get the buzz back on the hockey bandwagon. It all starts with winning and Hitchcock told me that he has a great pedigree with winning teams in this league and he's won with a lot of different teams. So I think we have all the tools there. It's just about doing it."

There’s more at the link. [SportsDayDFW]


Joining us late? Josh Bogorad includes the signing of Big Ben in his summary of the Stars’ charmed offseason to date.

As Mike Heika enumerates the reasons why the Stars shouldn’t risk losing Antoine Roussel to the Vegas Golden Knights, he talks with fans about reasons to believe they won’t.

Speaking of the Golden Knights, director of amateur scouting Scott Luce talked with Mike G. Morreale as the team prepares for its first NHL Scouting Combine. [NHL]

And elsewhere in the #MurderDeathKill Division, former Star Steve Ott will begin his coaching career with the St. Louis Blues next season.

The Stars shared a little history with this video from the 2017 WHL Prospect Combine in Farmers Branch.

Last night, in Double Overtime:

You realize what this means.

What is it with annoying NHL commentators and elite players’ warmup routines? Your jaw will DROP as Don Cherry goes after – wait for it! – Phil Kessel.

Pens captain Sidney Crosby carried the Prince of Wales Trophy into the locker room for luck, because he’s an edgelord like that.

Goalie Craig Anderson has fought for the Sens – and frequently kept them in the playoffs race – even as his wife is fighting cancer. After the Game 7 loss, Nicholle shared her pride in what the team has accomplished. [NHL]

And Matt Larkin says the Sens will be back, and you should expect them. [The Hockey News]

Also at THN: Ryan Kennedy looks at the impact European players are having, both as NHL’ers and prospects. [THN]

If Patrick Eaves doesn’t re-sign with the Anaheim Ducks, it won’t be because he hates the idea.

Finally: The Stars continue their 25th-anniversary countdown with a moment to remember from Mike Modano ’s 50-goal season. Enjoy.