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Dallas Stars Daily Links: A Look at the First Season of 3-on-3 Overtime

A season into the NHL’s new overtime format, Puck Daddy’s Ryan Lambert examines what sort of impact shifting from 4-on-4 to 3-on-3 had on the game.

One number-crunching effort from USA Today showed that in the first three months of last season, only a little more than 1-in-3 overtimes went to a shootout. Once the new year rolled around, that number grew to nearly 1-in-2. You can explain some of that away as variance; sometimes pucks just don’t go in despite everyone’s best efforts. And still, the league was deciding more games with the shootout than not (60 percent through mid-March versus 42 percent the year before).

Lambert also looked at how stats like shooting percentage and shots on goal changed when looking at 3-on-3 vs 4-on-4.

Well, the first is that a greater percentage of attempts are actually getting through to the net, and given that goal-scoring exploded on a per-five-minutes basis – thanks to both a dramatic increase in shots on goal and shooting percentages – we can also surmise that the quality of shots in general increased significantly.

There’s more on OT at the link. [Puck Daddy]

You can expect to see more creativity from John Klingberg this season, says Mike Heika. [SportsDayDFW]

And speaking of Klingberg, here’s your chance to vote on his offseason hairstyle.

Ales Hemsky stopped by a Stars summer hockey camp yesterday to give some pointers.

New Coyotes general manager John Chayka hasn’t wasted any time making changes in Arizona. [Puck Daddy]

Brush up on your numbers knowledge by reading this round table that features some of your favorite NHL stat gurus. [NHL Numbers]

Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds talks about leaving a legacy behind in Philadelphia that’s about more than just hockey. [Sportsnet]

Bobby Ryan writes about his mother and her influence on him days after her death.

The Red Wings are going to regret that Danny DeKeyser deal, says Travis Yost. [TSN]

Defenseman Connor Murphy signed a six-year, $23.1 million deal with the Coyotes. [Five for Howling]

The Wild and Matt Dumba also agreed to a deal.

Arbitration is officially underway for Tyson Barrie and the Avalanche. [The Hockey News]

Take a look at the new logos created for the five minor league teams getting their start this season. [Hockey by Design]

And finally, Tyler Seguin continues to make friends this offseason.

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