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Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Magic of the ‘17 Draft Class

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Could each of the Stars’ top three selections in the 2017 draft end up as franchise greats? Plus, Seguin talks about the upcoming season, debating the Stars’ Cup odds, and more.

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By far, the crowned jewel of the Dallas Stars’ 2017 Draft Class is Miro Heiskanen, whom they selected with the 3rd overall pick. But while Heiskanen has already started to establish himself among the league’s best, fellow draft picks Jason Robertson and Jake Oettinger may not be too far behind:

“I like to call myself a top forward prospect, Miro is one of the best defensemen in the league already, so that obviously panned out. And then they got a top goalie prospect,” Robertson said... “In the next couple years, I want to be able to have it where people mention how that draft changed the franchise.”

“I think we want to make our mark on the Stars and maybe be remembered as one of the better drafts the Stars have had in a while,” Oettinger added. “It would be cool to have me and (Robertson) both make the team at some point soon and be representing that draft class...”

In case you think it’s all talk, Robertson and Oettinger both attended the annual NHL Rookie Showcase this past weekend, joining other top prospects across the NHL. The weekend also served as a good time for both players to spend some time together:

“We know each other a little bit from two development camps, but that’s it,” Robertson said. “It was nice to get to know him a bit more, and it’ll be nice to get to know him a bit more going forward here.”

You can read more from Sean Shapiro here.


Stars Stories

I like this Tyler Seguin interview at Biosteel a lot more than the one from last year:

One of these things is not like the others...

Are the Stars’ Stanley Cup contenders? Here’s Mike Heika’s take:

...and here’s Ryan Lambert’s:


League Links

Down Goes Brown is running out of ideas, yet somehow they keep getting better:

In case you thought Jesse Puljujarvi was bluffing:

Of course, the Edmonton Oilers could always trade the disruntled youngster, but they might need to lower their asking price:

This is a nice look into the aftermath of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ trade frenzy last season:


Finally...

Former Stars goaltender Mike McKenna is hanging up the skates after fifteen years. Let’s all wish him a happy retirement!