Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Evolution of Colton Point

After a rough 2018-19, Point is determined to take his game to the next level. Plus, evaluating the Stars’ Stanely Cup window, what NHL coaches do in the offseason, and more.

After a phenomenal sophomore year at Colgate, goaltender Colton Point had a rough transition to professional hockey in 2018-19. But a subpar year hasn’t discouraged the Dallas Stars prospect, who is focused on improving his game and adjusting to the higher level of hockey:

“It’s a big thing that I learned this season, that I was trying almost too hard, and when you’re being that over-intense, you start to make mistakes that you normally wouldn’t make when you’re playing your game relaxed,” Point said. “It’s about precision, it’s about being smooth, being calm and trusting yourself and not trying to overdo it.”

Long gone are the days in Dallas where prospect Jack Campbell had little coaching during his development. Point has received help from numerous individuals, including Stars goalie coach Jeff Reese, his fellow teammates, and even former Star Kari Lehtnonen:

“Guys are getting faster and faster, and it’s harder to play against... [Lehtonen’s] played with those guys that have those traits,” Point said.... “He has insight on things like that which is huge for guys like me and (Jake Oettinger) who are trying to make our way through the ranks.”

You can read more on the Stars’ former fifth round pick in Saad Yousuf’s piece here.

Stars News

Speaking of goalies, happy belated birthday to one of the best in Stars history!

And happy on-time birthday to everyone’s favorite Norris Trophy contender:

Are the Stars a Stanley Cup contender? Josh Lile investigates:

Around the League

Here’s a cool look into the lives of Jim Montgomery and other NHL coaches during the offseason:

When it comes to the Central Division, Dallas is one of two teams who seem to be going all-in:

I guess all of that talk with the Minnesota Wild was just that — talk:

NHL players may not earn as much as you think. I mean, it’s still a lot of money and I’m very jealous, but don’t let the numbers fool you:

Finally, capping off the theme of goalies today — Roberto Luongo is getting his number retired: