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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Dallas Wins Again!

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A win in Colorado puts the Stars at 4-0-1 for the preseason. Plus, injury updates across the league, the long-shots for the NHL player awards, and more.

NHL: Preseason-Dallas Stars at Colorado Avalanche
I know Miro isn’t in this one, but it’s only because he didn’t play last night...
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Good news everyone: the Dallas Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche last night! There aren’t any highlights of the game (yet), so instead I’ll just sum up the game with one simple tweet:

Here’s what head coach Jim Montgomery had to say about the players’ performance:

Montgomery think that sophomore defenseman Julius Honka had his best game last night; let’s here from the young Finn himself:

While on the subject, here’s a look at how Honka has been taking advantage of the big minutes he’s been getting this preseason: [NHL]

A couple other players impressed the coaching staff last night, including Brett Ritchie and Justin Dowling:

Finally, I’m definitely not biased when it comes to this, but…

Around the League

DownGoesBrown takes a look at the betting odds for the various NHL awards and breaks down the longshots, giving some love to Tyler Seguin in the Hart race while he’s at it. [The Athletic]

A couple of big players showed up on the injury report yesterday. First up, Seth Jones is going to miss a couple weeks due to MCL sprain:

It could be worse, though: for instance, Corey Perry is going to miss several months:

The Ottawa Senators seem to be making a lot of decisions based on money these days, and that’s not necessarily a good thing. [The Hockey News]

One of the most surprising cuts from across the league came yesterday, courtesy of the Nashville Predators:

Was sending Eeli Tolvanen, considered by many to be a potential Calder Trophy candidate, the right move for the Predators? James O’Brien discusses: [NBC Sports]


Radio co-host Bruce LeVine is going to be out for a while due to personal reasons. We here at DefendingBigD all wish him a speedy recovery: