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Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Stars’ Newest Hall of Famers

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Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau are two of the six newest inductees to the HHOF. Plus, the NHL schedule has been released, what to expect on July 1, and more.

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Yesterday was a busy day in the NHL, but the highlight for the Dallas Stars was when Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau were announced as two of the newest inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Both players had stellar NHL careers, and this latest honor is just the cherry on top:

“They were just two of the smartest, hard-working players I’ve ever been around, and I couldn’t be happier,” former Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said.

”For Carbo, it’s an honor for just a tremendous career as a winner, it’s a sign of respect for everything he’s done. And for Zubie, he was just one of the calmest players I have ever seen with the puck, and maybe one of the most underrated players of his time. It’s a great honor for both.”

Fans were elated when Zubov’s induction was announced, but let’s not forget about Carbonneau. He was an integral member of the 1999 Stanley Cup squad, constantly helping his teammates improve with his perfectionist approach:

“He was always that way,” Modano said. “You could do 19 things right, and he would always be focused on the one thing you did wrong. It was just the way he was wired, but I think that was a huge part of why we won.”

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Stars Stories

ICYMI, the 2019-20 NHL schedule is out!

The Stars also made their qualifying offers to six of their 10 RFAs, not including Brett Ritchie or Ryan Hartman:

Something tells me Hartman will be very confused next Saturday...


Around the League

Stars fans will focus on Zubov and Carbonneau, but the headliner for the 2019 HHOF Class is definitely Hayley Wickenheiser:

She was the sole inductee unable to take the call, but she had a very good reason for it:

Time to look ahead to 2020, right?

Two-time Stanley Cup champion Brooks Orpik is hanging up his skates:

Ex-Star Kevin Connauton is on the move again:

Craig Custance links the Stars to Joe Pavelski and (obviously) Mats Zuccarello in his latest piece:

I have no reason to include this Jack Hughes quote other than that I love it:


Finally...

I know I tried to keep the focus more-so on Carbonneau... but I mean, come on!