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Dallas Stars Daily Links: What a Crazy Day

The Stars (finally) extended franchise center Tyler Seguin, but that wasn’t the only major news in the NHL. Erik Karlsson was traded to San Jose, Arizona and Carolina named new captains, and much more.

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In case you missed it, Dallas Stars fans got great news yesterday:

That’s right: Tyler Seguin finally signed an extension. Not only that, but he took a hometown discount with an AAV of (only) $9.85M:

You can watch Seguin speak to the media about the extension here:

If you want an abridged version, Mike Heika has got you covered: [NHL]

Other Stars News

Lost in the shuffle yesterday was word that the Stars signed Traverse City breakout star Ben Gleason to an ELC:

You can read all about Gleason and his tournament showing in Sean Shapiro’s piece from Wednesday: [The Athletic]

In case you were curious about who would be wearing a letter this year:

With training camp getting started, Jim Montgomery shares the two key points he wants to focus on: [SportsDayDFW]

The Other Big News of the Day

Tyler Seguin’s extension was the talk around the league... for about an hour or so. Then this happened:

Here’s the breakdown of the trade between the Ottawa Senators and the San Jose Sharks:

Many people were flabbergasted that Erik Karlsson got so little, until this small detail broke out:

And since we all love to play the “what if” game:

Less Exciting News

We’re still not done yet: overshadowed by the Seguin extension and Karlsson trade was Arizona naming Oliver Ekman-Larsson as their newest captain:

Later, the Carolina Hurricanes made a similar announcement, naming veteran Justin Williams as their new captain:

In case you were worried that Jordan Staal and Justin Faulk would be upset about losing their co-captain status:

From the other day: Corey Pronman ranks the top prospects in the league, with the Stars landing one skater in his top 100 and two goalies in his top 20. [The Athletic]

Count Wayne Gretzky as a strong proponent of sending NHL players to the Olympics. [NBC Sports]


If you haven’t already, read this story by Robin Lehner. It’s available to everyone, not just subscribers, and is worth the 10-15 minute read: