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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Getting to Know Joe Pavelski

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Learn more about the Stars’ newest player, “Captain America.” Plus, arbitration cases to watch out for, the worst contracts in the NHL, and more.

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The Dallas Stars added one of the top free agents this offseason when they signed Joe Pavelski to a three-year deal. Pavelski has spent his entire career thus far with the San Jose Sharks, but perhaps it was destiny that he ended up in Dallas:

“I loved winners,” Pavelski said... “I grew up liking the Dallas Cowboys. I would jump on the bandwagon, I guess you could say. But there’s something about winning that draws me to it.”

Pavelski is now the oldest player on the Stars’ roster, but don’t let that discourage you. “Captain America” has been a model for consistency throughout his career, and he doesn’t expect that to change any time soon:

“I don’t know what people say their prime is, but some of my best years have been 30-35. There’s no reason that number isn’t going to stretch to 35, 36, and 37 and I believe that,” Pavelski said. “The one knock on me has always been my skating and that I haven’t been as fast as the other guys, but I’ve never felt out of place out there and I’ve always been able to get it done.

You can read more from Mike Heika here.


Stars Stories

Speaking of the big man himself, happy 35th birthday to the Star’s newest star!

Told you not to worry about arbitration — Jason Dickinson has already signed a new deal:

Martin Hanzal will eventually go on LTIR, but until then the Stars are a bit squeezed for cap space:


League Links

Dickinson avoided arbitration, but don’t be surprised if some of these names make it all the way:

Did you get some weird push notifications from the AHL app the other day? Sean Shapiro found out why:

I thought about making a bad joke to lead into this article, but I think I’ve learned my lesson:

Call me biased, but Miro Heiskanen as a third-pairing defenseman on this team is just an awful take:

Finally, be glad that the Stars don’t have any of the following contracts on the books: