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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Ben Bishop Excited for Opportunity with Stars

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The goalie is feeling comfortable and confident. Plus, Mike Modano talks non-traditional hockey markets, and a preview of the Stanley Cup Final.

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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.”

You can read more about why Bishop is happy to play for the Stars at the links. [Stars]

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:

In his latest Stars chat, Mike Heika suggest Patrick Marleau as a player the Stars could possibly pursue. [SportsDayDFW]

Breaking down the Predators and the Penguins, position by position. [Sportsnet]

Ten things to keep an eye out for during the Stanley Cup Final, including Nashville’s potential issues at center. [NHL]

Just, ya know, an FYI for anyone trying to buy catfish in Nashville.

A look back at the Senators’ postseason run. [Puck Daddy]

The Canucks are reportedly not shopping Christopher Tanev or Alexander Edler. [Sportsnet]

Chris Kunitz is savoring the Penguins’ return to the Stanley Cup Final. [The Hockey News]

TSN’s Scott Cullen takes a crack at predicting how the Flames might approach this offseason. [TSN]

And finally, Ben says hey.