This NHL analyst thinks the duo of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin will outscore Patrick Kane this season.
SportsDayDFW moderator: Who are the five most important Dallas Stars for the 2017-18 season?
MikeHeika@SportsDayDFW: Another tricky question.
The easy answer is Ben Bishop at No. 1, but I think all goalies will have it a little easier because of the improved defensive play.
I'll go with:
1. Jamie Benn, because the Stars follow his lead.
2. Tyler Seguin, because he needs to learn to love challenging the other team's best players.
3. John Klingberg, because Julius Honka and Esa Lindell still need to develop, and Klingberg should be the leader of the defense right now.
4. Ben Bishop, because Ken Hitchcock teams typically produce top 10 goalies in terms of GAA.
5. Alexander Radulov, because he needs to not only find his own place on this team but also help pave a path for Val Nichushkin and Denis Gurianov to follow behind him.
This was just one of the questions posed to Mike Heika this week. You can read the rest here (SportsDay DFW)
Who can ever forget this special moment by Mike Modano.
Can Bishop take the Stars to the next level? That is the premise of this story. (Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave)
Former Senators coach/GM Bryan Murray passed away this weekend and Scott Burnside has a nice story on how he affected the lives and careers of current Stars players Bishop, Jason Spezza and Marc Methot. (NHL)
The movie Goon 2 will make it’s debut in US theaters on September 1st. Seguin has a cameo in the movie.
Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto in Goon: Last of the Enforcers pic.twitter.com/ENxxGTOA47— Gino Hard (@Ginohard_) August 15, 2017
After training camp Dallas prospect Jason Robertson will return to his junior team the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. Last season Robertson led the team in goals with 42 and led the league in game winning goals with 11. (OHL)
Stars fans voted to keep Jamie Oleksiak in this poll.
It's poll time, Stars fans.— Blackout Dallas (@BlackoutDallas) August 14, 2017
If you were GM, which one of the three defenders below would you keep?
The Stars are ranked 11th in this look at teams based on their goaltending. (The Hockey Writers)
An updated organization depth chart. (Roster Resource)
The Stars were previewed on SiriusXM yesterday and here are some questions for the upcoming season.
Not sure when this game will be but Seguin is reunited with Jason Demers in this Bio Steel Camp
Check out the Texas Stars FaceBook page for a chance to win tickets for a preseason game.
Connor McDavid, Bo Horvat and Andrew Shaw are some of the players with the shortest average shot distances. Surprised Antoine Roussel isn’t on this list. (TSN)
Bishop just missed out on being in this top 10 Vezina Trophy candidates. (The Hockey News)
Yesterday’s big Twitter story was the idea the Bruins would trade another young star in his prime David Pasternak. This was shot down by Boston GM Don Sweeney. Also possible Will Butcher destinations. (THW)
It is never too early to start thinking about the 2018 NHL Draft.
Is Kansas City a possible expansion site? They will need to develop a bigger hockey following in the Kansas City area. (THN)
For the 2nd year in a row a Hobey Baker winner has chosen to not sign with the team that drafted him. This year it is Butcher who is still mad at the Avalanche because he wanted to turn pro after his junior year at Denver University. (Yahoo Sports)
Here is a list of other potential college FAs.
Tomorrow is the last day NHL teams have to sign any players from this years graduating class. Here is a list of NCAA players still unsigned. pic.twitter.com/jaI09qUZFs— Cawlidge Hawkey (@CawlidgeHawkey8) August 14, 2017
NHL college FA rules. (Pro Hockey Rumors)
A couple of #88s Eric Lindros and Patrick Kane and the Captain just some of the few players that committed to a college only to never attend on their way to the NHL. (SB Nation College Hockey)
Could the Sedin twins’ time with the Canucks be coming to an end?
The Sedin brothers only have one year left on their contracts. What’s next for the longtime Canucks stars? https://t.co/Ngz6qipUkr— SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) August 15, 2017
Seeing as Jaromir Jagr can’t get another team to sign him. I don’t think there is much hope for a 42 year old paramedic trying to live out his dream of playing professional hockey. (Toronto Sun)
Monday was Phil Kessel’s day with the Stanley Cup.
A wasted opportunity for the USA Olympic Hockey team.
It's a great time for hockey in the United States. Too bad the Americans won't get to show off in February: https://t.co/g2lW3Y6iCq— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) August 15, 2017
Finally some old time hockey. Before the invention of the Zamboni.