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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Nick Caamano Wins OHL Championship

Caamano scored 22 points in 21 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs. Plus, checking in with ex-Stars, Stanley Cup playoff discussion, and much more.

Yesterday was a slow news day — Sunday usually is — but at least there was playoff hockey to be found!

No, I’m not talking about those playoffs. I mean the OHL playoffs, which concluded yesterday with a Hamilton Bulldogs victory:

So why should Dallas Stars fans care? The Bulldogs just so happen to be the team of Stars prospect Nick Caamano, who’s empty netter yesterday ended up being the game winner. In fact, Caamano has been producing for Hamilton the entire postseason:

The Bulldogs will now go on to play for the Memorial Cup, which should be Caamano’s last taste of junior hockey before jumping up to the Texas Stars in the AHL. Or, if he looks even better than last training camp, he could make the NHL roster. You never know.

Other Stars Stories

In case you’re suffering from John Klingberg withdrawal, here’s something to tide you over for the next couple of days:

Nick Cotsonika wrote a nice piece on ex-Star Cody Eakin, who is currently playing in the Western Conference Final for his new team, the Vegas Golden Knights, against his hometown team, the Winnipeg Jets. [NHL]

Speaking of former Stars, many have been excelling with their new teams. Was moving on from some of them perhaps a mistake?

Stanley Cup Playoffs Update

So, uhh, that first game wasn’t a fluke; the Washington Capitals won again last night, this time beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2. [Japers’ Rink]

Perhaps even more impressive is that the Capitals are winning without star center Nicklas Backstrom, who is out with a hand injury. Unfortunately for the Lightning, Lars Eller has managed to step up and fill some pretty big shoes. [NBC Sports]

Tonight, the Winnipeg Jets will also try and take a 2-0 series lead, though the Vegas Golden Knights are determined to bounce back after a rough Game 1:

Around the League

Do you like reading about awesome draft prospects that will be long gone before the Stars are drafting? I have just the article for you:

Yes, Alex, I’ll take “Things That Don’t Surprise Me” for 800:

Great news for Team Canada at the World Championship:

Finally, here’s a neat piece on Nikita Kucherov’s journey to NHL stardom: