Ben Bishop is officially in Dallas and spent part of yesterday chatting with the media about the upcoming season.
“It's a good team, and they are ready to win now. It's not a rebuild or anything like that. To go to a place where you have a chance to win right now is exciting."
General manager Jim Nill also revealed about why he’s excited about Bishop’s arrival.
"The goaltending is going to help the defense, and that will help the forwards," Nill said. "What excites me about Ben is the way he handles the puck. He might be one of the best puck movers on our team when it comes down to it. That's how good he is. That's what Steve Yzerman raved about. He said [Bishop] is the best puck mover in the game. That's going to help our team and just the stability and experience that he brings.”
Sean Shapiro’s latest Stars mailbag covers everything from Valeri Nichushkin’s future to Mike Modano’s thoughts on non-traditional hockey markets. [Wrong Side of the Red Line]
Also from Shapiro, an update on the Stars’ plan for hiring assistant coaches:
On the Stars assistant coaches. Dallas is waiting for playoffs to end at various levels. So don't expect hirings until at least late June— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) May 26, 2017
In his latest Stars chat, Mike Heika suggest Patrick Marleau as a player the Stars could possibly pursue. [SportsDayDFW]
Just, ya know, an FYI for anyone trying to buy catfish in Nashville.
“You have to show ID if you want to buy catfish here. If you're from Tennessee we're not selling it to you.” https://t.co/kCcxUS7BIP— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) May 26, 2017
And finally, Ben says hey.