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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Tyler Seguin is an Athlete and a Gentleman

Dallas’ top center is just as valuable off the ice as he is on it. Plus, firings and hirings, we have a Game 7, and more!

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The Dallas Stars put out a press release yesterday that they have nominated Tyler Seguin to be their candidate for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is given to the NHL player “who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.” (Fun fact: the trophy is also the name of a How I Met Your Mother episode.)

We highlighted some of Seguin’s charitable and community work when he was named the Stars’ ambassador for the Hockey Is For Everyone initiative, but some of it bears repeating:

This season, Seguin donated $40,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Collin County for a new ball hockey court and learning lab refurbish, which the Dallas Stars Foundation matched with a $25,000 contribution in support of his efforts. Over the past two seasons, the forward has donated almost $100,000 in the form of ball hockey courts and learning lab refurbishment to Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.

A huge congratulations to #91 on this well deserved nomination. See more from the Stars here.

Stars Stuff

Mike Heika gives his take on who could be on Jim Nill’s radar to fill the Stars’ coaching vacancy. [SportsDayDFW]

Mike also answered some fan questions in his weekly chat:

Mark Stepneski also has some thoughts on the search for a bench boss and thinks it could be a little while before a decision is made:

Mark also took a look at the conclusion of Miro Heiskanen’s season in Finland:

Remi Elie has the GRIT factor:

Turns out developing goalies before they get to the NHL is important:

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Around the League

Playoff update:

It’s kind of meta to win money betting on a team from Vegas:

Turns out the rumors were true:

The Minnesota Wild canned their GM Chuck Fletcher:

Here is who they might look at to replace him:

In other firing/non-renewal news, Trent Yawney will not be returning to Anaheim:

The Maple Leafs had a moments of silence and a tribute video following the horrific attack in Toronto yesterday:

Down Goes Brown wraps up the weekend and power ranks the remaining playoff teams, with a slightly surprising #1:

Jared Clinton writes that the Calder Trophy finalist list left off many deserving candidates:

Fun fact!:

Fun fact part 2!:

Classic gag from a Pittsburgh-area funeral home. I suppose funeral homes don’t get too many opportunities to try humor, so they have to jump when they see the chance: