Dallas Stars Daily Links: Free Agent Frenzy

The Stars are expected to sign Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry today. Plus, other free agency news, and that’s about it.

Everyone, NHL free agency is upon us! When the clock strikes 11 a.m. Central today, Twitter will be flooded with news of countless free agent signings, most of which you’ve probably already heard of by now.

For instance, the Dallas Stars are expected to land one of the bigger UFA fish this year — San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski:

But wait, it gets better. Corey Perry is also expected to sign with Dallas, a dream come true for every Stars fan out there:

Make sure to keep one tab open on Defending Big D today, as we’ll keep you up-to-date on all of the latest Stars news.

Stars Stories

ICYMI, the Stars’ bought out Valeri Nichushkin’s contract this weekend, clearing more than $2 million in cap space:

Meanwhile, Mats Zuccarello, the Stars’ popular acquisition at the trade deadline, is expected to sign with the Minnesota Wild alongside Ryan Hartman:

Let’s take a brief pause from UFA mania and give some attention to the Stars’ younger players, such as new prospect Tye Felhaber:

Around the League

The Central Division arms race is merciless this offseason. Matt Duchene will be joining the Nashville Predators, and for a relatively cheap cost too:

The Chicago Blackhawks meanwhile get, uhh, Andrew Shaw?

Elliotte Friedman also believes Sergei Bobrovsky will sign with Florida Panthers, and expects Jordie Benn and Tyler Myers to join the Vancouver Canucks:

There’s no official word on Artemi Panarin, but the expectation at this point is the New York Islanders:

That loss will sting the worst for the Columbus Blue Jackets, but you can’t blame them for not trying:

Finally, remember to take a step back every now and then and just bask in the craziness that is NHL free agency: