Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Finally Find the Preseason Win Column
See what Lindy Ruff and Tyler Seguin have to say about the Stars' first preseason win. Plus, 10 rookies to watch out for—including Stephen Johns—and a look at the team's goalie situation.
Guys, the Stars won a game last night! In their first preseason contest at home, Dallas beat Tampa Bay 6-3, thanks to a two-goal effort from superhuman Tyler Seguin. Brad compiled his thoughts for y'all, so check them out.
Once you've done that, here are the highlights.
Everyone had plenty to say about the win, and coach Lindy Ruff summed up his overall thoughts like this:
"I thought there was a lot of speed in the game from both teams, really. I thought as the game went on, obviously we took it over. Tyler's shot was just incredible. I liked the work ethic of the team. I didn't think we spent much time in our own end. We took a few too many penalties."
Patrick Sharp chimed in with his impression of playing with Seguin—you can't expect it to be anything but positive after the pair combined for five points.
"He's a dynamic player, doesn't miss too many shots. When he's got an opportunity to bury one, he does it, and he's a fun guy to play with so that's a good start for a first preseason game for myself hopefully we can get better every game."
Seguin also talked about the win and shared his own thoughts on Sharp.
There's plenty more from Ruff, Sharp, and Lightning coach Jon Cooper waiting for you at the link. [DMN]
Didn't make it to the AAC last night? No worries. The Stars play their second preseason home game tonight against the Panthers. Go. Cheer. Be happy. If you can't make it, keep an eye (ear?) out for another audio stream.
The goalie situation remains the biggest unknown as the season opener continues to creep closer. [DMN]
Lindy Ruff wasn't surprised to see Cole Ully—who he described as "sneaky fast"—find the back of the net. [Stars]
Which rookies should you pay attention to this year (besides the obvious)? Here are 10 of the top freshman to watch, including the Stars' own Stephen Johns.
When the Stars made their big trade with the Blackhawks, they coveted Johns almost as much as they wanted Patrick Sharp. Had Johns, 23, not been injured last season, he might have ended up in Chicago's third pairing during their Stanley Cup run. "He's 6-foot-4, 220 pounds and he can skate," Stars general manager Jim Nill says. "He plays hard, and we need that presence."
For the rest of the rookie run-down, head to the link. [USA Today]
In Chicago's preseason game on Friday night, former Star Ryan Garbutt drew some notice for this hit.
a second angle of Garbutt on Johnston pic.twitter.com/cKYUR2732H— Stephanie (@myregularface) September 26, 2015
How many games will the Stars win this season? The over/under for Dallas from Bodog is 43 1/2. (Poor Coyotes, chilling at 27 1/2.) [Puck Daddy]
At Grantland, the final part of Sean McIndoe's Stanley Cup prospects rankings. (Spoiler: The No. 1 team was hanging out in Dallas last night.) [Grantland]
Catch up on everything you need to know about the Allen Americans.
ICYMI: Trevor Ludwig Q & A, Clarke Happy To Return, AHL Camps, Former Allen Players Now Coaching http://t.co/B9nevxMjqI ...— Allen Americans Blog (@allenamericans1) September 26, 2015
Hilary Knight reflects on her role as the face of women's hockey. [NY Times]
With help from the Break Away program, retired NHLers can receive the help they need after hanging up their skates. [Sportsnet]
Sorry, guys. It looks like Brent Seabrook won't be wearing a Stars uniform anytime soon.
Brent Seabrook's deal confirmed at eight years, $55 million. AAV is $6.875.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) September 27, 2015
Meet the Metropolit brothers. One made it to the NHL, while the other found himself in prison. [The Hockey News]
Shoutout to Blues forward Jori Lehtera for the most cringe-inducing description of an injury ever. [The Score]
Zdeno Chara is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, and other preseason notes. [SI]
And finally, I'm going to go ahead and say that this is the most important thing to come out of last night's game.
Someone's excited to be a Star @10PSharp pic.twitter.com/vw8nFmcfbw— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) September 27, 2015
We're excited, too.