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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Hope to Build Off Early Adversity

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The team is currently on an early season losing streak, but head coach Jim Montgomery has hope the team will grow from it. Plus, updates from Cedar Park, season predictions based on what we’ve seen so far, and more!

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The Dallas Stars are currently riding a three-game losing streak, one that has dropped them from an impressive 3-1-0 to a 3-4-0 losing record. Needless to say, the Stars are feeling a bit frustrated about it:

“The NHL is a humbling league,” [head coach Jim] Montgomery said Saturday after a 3-1 loss to Minnesota, which was after a 3-0 loss to New Jersey, which was after a 4-2 loss to Ottawa. “We are all humbled today. We were humbled in New Jersey, badly. And you have to bring it, or you will be humbled.”

Just because the team has hit a rough patch, however, doesn’t mean there’s reason to panic. In fact, Montgomery feels that this is providing an ample learning opportunity:

“Facing adversity is a good thing, and you want to face it now,” Montgomery said. “We’re far off from where were going to be, and we need to work through it.”

You can read more in Mike Heika’s piece here.


Stars Stories

If you haven’t heard by now, the Dallas Stars have sent down rookie Roope Hintz to the AHL:

Montgomery said that Hintz needs to get back to playing how he did when he made the team if he wants to get called back up: [NHL]

Here’s the head coach talking about the team’s practice on Saturday:

Looks like the Stars had some fun dressing up early for Halloween:


Texas Tales

Good news, everyone! The Texas Stars won their third straight on Saturday!

Matthew DeFranks talks about goaltender Colton Point’s first professional win and more in his takeaways from the game: [SportsDay DFW]

Of course, the real star of the game might have been Denis Gurianov. Again.

Here’s DeFranks again, this time focusing specifically on Gurianov and his hot start: [SportsDay DFW]

In case you’re wondering about who could end up replacing Hintz in Dallas:


Central Census

There was one lone Central Division game last night, with the Chicago Blackhawks getting beaten handily by the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-3: [Second City Hockey]

Even though Corey Crawford is back, the Blackhawks need to improve their defense around him if they want it to matter:

I miss the Pacific...


League Links

Here’s your daily dose of William Nylander discussion:

The Ottawa Senators are just one of several hot starts you shouldn’t expect to continue this year: [The Hockey News]

The Anaheim Ducks honored an all-time legend last night as they retired Paul Kariya’s No. 9:

Connor McDavid isn’t concerned about who the “best” hockey player in the world is (but says he still thinks it’s Sidney Crosby): [Sportsnet]

I don’t think there’s anything sports fans love to do more than make new season predictions after just a couple weeks into the season:


Finally...

New York Islanders minority owner Charles B. Wang passed away yesterday. Our condolences go out to his family: