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Stargazing, A Dallas Stars Puckcast – Episode 147: From Traverse City To Training Camp

It’s been a long trip back to Stars hockey. Will it be worth the wait? Wes, Mark and Taylor read the signs.

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The long wait has entered its last mile: The Dallas Stars have returned to training camp. After the series of disasters that defined last season, anything short of the rink burning down around them will be an improvement.

But how will this team come together over the next few weeks? We’re not sure, either – but Wes, Mark and Taylor discuss everything from the Traverse City NHL Prospect Tournament to Braden Holtby’s tortoises in an effort to figure it out. In this edition:

  • What, if anything, actually matters about the Prospect Tournament?
  • Does a prospect’s performance there say anything about whether he’s good at hockey?
  • What did the Stars do differently from every other team in the tournament?
  • Does Ty Dellandrea’s peak game depend on him getting a couple of years older (and bigger)?
  • What did Taylor learn about the state of the team at the opening of training camp?
  • What really shut down Alexander Radulov last season?
  • What should we infer when Tyler Seguin tells the media he feels “dangerous” this year?
  • How did the Long-Term Injury line of Seguin, Radulov and Joel Kiviranta look?
  • What should we make of the John Klingberg-Ryan Suter and Miro Heiskanen-Esa Lindell practice pairings?
  • For that matter, what should we make of the big news about Ben Bishop’s injury status?
  • Is this Rick Bowness’ first big chance to install his System 2.0 and test it out?
  • And how hard is it to tell how the team looks overall when you’re really just watching them do drills?

Are you looking forward to see how Segs’ cybernetic leg will perform? Then you’re among friends here at Stargazing – the official podcast of Unbridled Training Camp Energy.

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