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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Development Camp Begins

Development camp for all of Dallas’ prospects began yesterday. Plus, a few Stars hang out with the Texas Rangers, the pursuit of John Tavares, and more.

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Development camp began yesterday for the Dallas Stars in Frisco for many of the team’s prospects. From first-round draft pick Ty Delleandra to breakout star Colton Point, the camp will give the players time with the Stars and their coaching staff so that they can refine their skills as well as get more familiar with the organization.

No one hit the ice yesterday, instead relying on off-ice testing. Here’s Stars GM Jim Nill addressing the prospects:

In case you want to keep plugged in, here’s the schedule and roster for this year’s camp.


Stars Stories

Jamie Benn, Ben Bishop, and Stephen Johns — all baseball players in their youth — spent some time with the Texas Rangers yesterday:

Sean Shapiro has a good writeup on Benn, who had the skill to pursue a professional career in baseball had he wanted to. [The Athletic]

Yesterday was the deadline for qualifying offers for restricted free agents. ICYMI, the Stars qualified everyone, but forward Cole Ully.


Around the League

More qualifying offer news — several familiar names are also set to hit the free agency market this July:

Every year there are some draft picks that seem to go under the radar. Jeff Marek makes a list of some sneakily good picks this year, including one selection by the Stars. [Sportsnet]

Also draft related, Down Goes Brown breaks down how surprising each event of the weekend was:

John Carlson has signed his contract extension with the Washington Capitals. Now what does that mean for Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty and their eventual new deals? [The Hockey News]

John Tavares has begun his team interviews. He’s talked with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders already, and more are on the way:

Joey Alfieri breaks down the pros and cons for Tavares signing with each team on his short list. [NBC Sports]

Finally, everyone wants to sign Tavares if they can, but is the contract they’ll have to give him even worth it?