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Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jason Robertson Can Do No Wrong

From rookie sensation to premier offensive force - Matthew DeFranks quantifies Robo’s progress so far. Plus, Rick Bowness takes his fine, the T-Stars return to normal service, and more.

NHL: JAN 09 Stars at Blues

Can the Dallas Stars bottle Jason Robertson and sprinkle him on the rest of the forward corps? In his sophomore season, Robo is quietly dominating not only among the Stars, but as a league leader in offense.

The Dallas Morning News’ Matthew DeFranks took a closer look at Robertson’s season to date and found him – at age 22 – already about to join the ranks of the Stars’ greats:

With a point against Seattle, Robertson would become the fifth Dallas Star to pick up a point in 11 straight home games, joining Mike Modano, Jamie Benn, John Klingberg and Brad Richards....

Robertson was a second-round pick in 2017 — the same draft as Miro Heiskanen and Jake Oettinger — but even the brightest forecasts didn’t have him becoming one of the league’s top offensive players at just 22 years old.

In fact, Robo’s skill at creating high-danger chances has produced an odd paradox for the rest of the team, which can’t muster the same offensive effectiveness when he’s off the ice:

Robertson has 3.72 points per 60 minutes at 5 on 5 this season, which is the third-best mark in the NHL, behind San Jose’s Timo Meier and Colorado’s Nazem Kadri.

With Robertson on the ice at 5 on 5, the Stars have outscored teams 26-13, producing 4.4 goals per 60 minutes. When he is off the ice at 5 on 5, Dallas has been outscored 44-28.

Matt has more. [SportsDayDFW]


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