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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Pick Up Crucial Points With Win

Man, it feels good to be a “trap game” for another team for a change. Plus, highlights from the win, your daily dose of trade talk, and more.

St Louis Blues v Dallas Stars Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Originally, I was going to start Links off with a terrible St. Louis Blues pun. Probably something about crying and the phrase “boo-hoo.” But I decided to not subject you guys to that. I guess you could say I showed mercy, just like a saint.

Anyways, let’s just dive straight into the highlights, shall we? First up is this beautiful Miro Heiskanen feed to Jamie Benn:

(Seriously, how did he do that?!? That’s a 99 Passing rating if I’ve ever seen one).

Next up is Radek Faksa’s goal, which put the Dallas Stars up 2-0:

Apparently this was the night for struggling goal scorers. Here’s Alexander Radulov with the eventual game-winner:

Here’s Benn’s second of the night, which probably silenced some of his critics at least temporarily:

Tyler Seguin would eventually seal the win with an empty-netter. And for once, such a goal is actually highlight-worthy:

More Stars News

Here’s what the captain had to say about the win:

And here’s the head coach, Jim Montgomery:

With mania for Roope Hintz fully underway, Sean Shapiro decided to break out the film on the Finnish rookie:

Here’s a nice read on Stars assistant coach Rick Bowness:

Central Census

For the first time in what feels like forever, the Minnesota Wild won a game, triumphing 3-1 over the New York Rangers. [Blue Shirt Banter]

Elsewhere, the Nashville Predators (technically) took the division lead with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings. [On the Forecheck]

They still have games in hand on Nashville for first place, but the Winnipeg Jets haven’t looked like themselves lately:

After setting a franchise record for their longest winning streak, it seems only fair that St. Louis would should set a record for their longest losing streak, right? Too soon? (Editor: Yes, too soon, Tyler.)

Around the League

Stars’ GM Jim Nill has pulled off some shrewd trades before, but he’s a step behind some of his colleagues:

Speaking of trades, the Washington Capitals and Los Angeles Kings made one:

Everyone’s focusing on Artemi Panarin, but Jeff Skinner is another interesting case of the “to trade or not to trade” debate:

Here’s a must-read about draft busts and the delicate relationship between owner, GM, and head coach:


Gotta love this: