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Stargazing, A Dallas Stars Puckcast, Episode 88: EXTRA MINUTES – European Prospect Report

Patrik Bexell joins the Usual Suspects for a deep look at Sweden’s sports development system, and the up-and-coming Stars who play there.

2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, Semifinals: Sweden vs Russia Photo by Peter Kovalev\TASS via Getty Images

From the Finnish Mafia to the Swedish Murder Machine, the Dallas Stars have assembled a killer lineup of European players and prospects. In this episode, the regular crew welcomes Patrik Bexell, European contributor for our Montreal Canadiens sister site, Eyes On The Prize. He joins Logan and Derek for a deep look at Sweden’s sports development system, and the up-and-coming Stars who play in it.

On the menu:

  • how Sweden develops hockey players, and why it matters
  • the fight for supremacy among the top teams
  • where hot prospects like Albin Eriksson and Oskar Bäck fit into the system, and how that affects their North American outlook
  • and the next generation of future European NHL’ers

Where will you look for the next John Klingberg? Find out here.

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