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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Which UFAs Could the Stars Pursue?

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From Alexander Radulov to Justin Williams, five potential targets for Dallas. Plus, the Caps forced a Game 7, and an update from the world championships.

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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]

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In his latest Stars chat, Mike Heika wonders whether Blue Jackets backup Joonas Korpisalo could be the answer to the team’s goaltending woes. [SportsDayDFW]

Mark Stepneski has the latest from the world championships.

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]

The Capitals forced a Game 7 with a 5-2 win over the Penguins. [Japers’ Rink]

Sean McIndoe recaps the weekend and wonders what’s going to happen between the Oilers and Ducks in their Game 7 showdown. [Sportsnet]

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]

Could Colorado deal Matt Duchene? And other questions about the Avalanche’s offseason. [TSN]

The Barclays Center could be saying goodbye to the Islanders sooner rather than later. [Newsday]

And finally, a very happy birthday to Patrick Eaves.