Dallas Stars Daily Links: Hockey in Vegas and the 2016 NHL Awards Winners

The Stars aren't taking home any hardware from the NHL Awards, but Jamie Benn is on the First All-Star Team. Plus, hockey is officially heading to Vegas, and a roundup of trade and free agency talk.

If you missed the NHL Awards last night, here's who walked away with the hardware.

And although the Stars went 0-4 in their categories, Jamie Benn was named to the NHL's First All-Star Team.

And, as Mike Heika reminds us, that's pretty cool.

Benn, Lindy Ruff, and Jim Nill finished third in Hart Trophy, Jack Adams Award, and GM of the Year voting, respectively. Tyler Seguin also ranked seventh in Lady Byng voting, while John Klingberg finished sixth in Norris Trophy voting.

Here's what the Captain had to say before the winners were announced.

Ruff also stopped to chat.

There's plenty more coverage of last night's event at the link. [NHL]


Craig Button's mock draft has the Stars taking center Rasmus Asplund with the 25th pick. [TSN]

We knew it was coming, but it's officially official.

Go ahead, give them a follow @VegasHockeyNHL or visit their website.

The expansion draft will mean some tough decisions for the Stars, but, Mike Heika says, that's how it should be. [SportsDayDFW]

Keith Yandle is headed to the Panthers.

Brian Campbell is interested in pulling an Andrew Ladd and returning to Chicago.

So what does expansion to Vegas mean for fans still holding onto their Nordiques jerseys? [The Hockey News]

Well, for starters, Quebec can commiserate with other cities—like Cleveland and Milwaukee—that have failed to bring an expansion team to town. [The Hockey News]

President Obama called Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan to say congrats.

It looks like Milan Lucic's stay in L.A. is over. Kings GM Dean Lombardi reported that Lucic will test out free agency. [The Hockey News]

According to Darren Dreger, the Canucks are going after Lucic and a familiar face.

Las Vegas may be getting a hockey team, but they still don't have a name. The folks at Sportsnet have four options. [Sportsnet]

P.K. Subban isn't leaving Montreal. Probably. We think.

The debate over the usefulness of plus-minus as a stat has been, you might say, contentious. [Sportsnet]

And finally, after signing a five-year deal with a $5.475 AAV, Alex Goligoski said his goodbyes.