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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Expectations for Corey Perry

What should fans expect form the former Hart Trophy winner? Plus, interesting stats from the season’s first few weeks, the Stars’ “new” team slogan, and more.

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NHL: Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, Corey Perry made his victory green debut when the Dallas Stars took on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The former Anaheim Ducks forward looked rather impressive for a player who hadn’t played a game in months, injecting some life into the Stars’ struggling offense:

He won’t take games over, but there will be the occasional pass to set up key goal-scoring opportunity like the one he almost teed Denis Gurianov up for in the first period.

“That’s kind of my game,” Perry said. “Create havoc in the offensive zone. It’s what I’ve done my whole career.”

Perry is obviously far past his peak, but the Stars’ aren’t expecting him to step in and be a top-tier player. The hope is that Perry boosts the team’s secondary scoring, while providing some of that invaluable experience teams always covet:

“He’s obviously going to bring some leadership to their group. Some experience that he’s had over the years. And he can still contribute,” [Ryan] Getzlaf told The Athletic’s Eric Stephens. “The biggest thing I think the reason they brought him in was his experience of knowing how to win. Those are things you can’t really teach.”

You can read more from Sean Shapiro here.

Central Census

It was, uhh, not a good night for the Central Division:

He may not be one of the Jets’ top forwards, but the team is missing Bryan Little:

League Links

This is the type of random trivia that I simply adore:

Love numbers? Dom Luszczyszyn breaks down some interesting stats from the first couple weeks of the season:

Gotta admit, the Stars’ “new” slogan forced a chuckle:

Jack Hughes has had a rough start to his career, but that shouldn’t be a major concern:

This is, umm, rather early:


I mean, it’s worth a shot: