Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Focused on Learning from Mistakes

For the Stars, this year is all about learning. Plus, playing in the Central Division is stressful, and the rookies are ready to prove their worth.

Everybody knows how it goes: When you make a mistake, you learn from it. And that, Mike Heika says, is the focus for the Dallas Stars this season.

Early in the season, "learning" is a great theme for this team.

"We're humble, and I like that about this team," Stars general manager Jim Nill said. "We know there is talent and we know now is the time, but we also know that it takes a lot of work and a lot of attention to detail. I think we have learned that from last season."

Nill likes to use the word "maturity," and he means it for all ages. Klingberg is maturing as a second-year player. Jamie Benn is maturing in his third season as captain. Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi are maturing in a new situation in goal. It's taking experiences and putting them to use.

Learn even more about learning at the link. [SportsDayDFW]


As we wait for Stars hockey to return tomorrow when the team takes on the Flyers at 6:30 p.m., relive a little of last week:

Although the Stars haven't provided many details regarding Curtis McKenzie's injury or a timetable for his return, Mike Heika did offer this:

How much confidence should teams starting strong have? On the flip side, how worried should teams like Columbus be? A look at luck early in the season. [Today's Slapshot]

In Buffalo, hockey is a family affair, as five Sabres have siblings who have also played in the NHL. I mean, it's not quite as cool as having a brother on the same team, but still. [The Buffalo News]

The Texas Stars have won four in a row, and Devin Shore is scoring up a storm.

A move to San Jose meant that goalie Martin Jones was reunited with an old rival: former Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon [SI]

Thirty-nine-year-old Shane Doan talks about his NHL career, his "nice guy" rep, and what comes next. [Puck Daddy]

So... have y'all heard about how tough the Central Division is yet? [Star Tribune]

In related news, this Vladimir Tarasenko guy is pretty good, huh?

Connor McDavid scored twice on Saturday (and picked up an assist on Sunday), so Edmonton can keep him around for at least a little longer. [The Score]

The NHL and hockey as a whole are becoming increasingly diverse, says The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy. [THN]

For the Blue Jackets, things are grim enough after an 0-6-0 start that 'Lumbus postponed its annual team dinner, and coach Todd Richards is under scrutiny. [Puck Daddy]

Ready to impress, these rookies are already making the Calder conversation interesting. [The Globe and Mail]

And finally, this is... not how you hockey.