What offseason moves will the Stars make this summer? Mike Heika names five forwards who are UFAs and could be in a good fit in the Lone Star State.
To start, he points to Montreal’s Alexander Radulov, who picked up seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in five playoff games this postseason.
The slippery winger is incredibly dynamic and might look forward to playing on a line with Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. His history in the NHL was checkered, as many saw him as difficult to coach and not the best teammate. But he returned from the KHL and signed a one-year deal with the Canadiens and had a very nice year, showing significant maturity.
Heika also names the Capitals’ Justin Williams as a possible add for the Stars.
After his hip surgery in late March, Patrick Sharp will likely not be ready to talk contract until August, so that allows the Stars to ponder other options. Justin Williams might be as close to a Sharp replacement as anyone out there. Williams is 35 and an experienced playoff veteran.
For more UFA options, head on over to the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Mark Stepneski has the latest from the world championships.
John Klingberg had no points, 18:48 TOI in Sweden's 4-3 loss to USA. Julius Honka no points, 16:24 TOI in Finland's 4-3 loss to Czech Rep.— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) May 8, 2017
The Stars signed forward Justin Dowling to a two-year, two-way contract extension yesterday. [SportsDayDFW]
Sean Shapiro takes at look at what the Stars could do with their No. 3 pick. [Fanrag Sports]
And in other Oilers-related, Leon Draisaitl is coming into his own in Edmonton. [The Hockey News]
IIHF president Rene Fasel doesn’t sound convinced that the NHL won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. [The Hockey News]
And finally, a very happy birthday to Patrick Eaves.