Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Re-Sign Justin Dowling, Brendan Ranford, Add Landon Bow
The Stars were pretty busy yesterday. Plus, a look at what moves the team could make this offseason, and see why you shouldn't expect the Sharks to panic after their Game 1 loss.
Yesterday, the Stars signed both Justin Dowling and Brendan Ranford to one-year contract extensions. Mark Stepneski also reported that the team won't re-sign Alex Peters, Aaron Haydon, Brent Moran, or Patrick Sanvido, all of whom were picks in the 2014 Draft.
It also looks like Mattias Backman will be back in North America next year.
Mattias Backman's agent has told Swedish newspaper that defenseman will stay in North America with Stars next season https://t.co/TWRsVVQTOW— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) May 31, 2016
The Stars also brought goaltender Landon Bow into the fold.
#DallasStars sign @SeattleTbirds goalie Landon Bow of St. Albert, Alta. to #AHL contract.— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) May 31, 2016
After being trading to the Seattle Thunderbirds, Bow recorded a 1.76 GAA and .938 save percentage in 23 games. In 18 playoff games, he logged a 1.96 GAA and a .927 save percentage.
For more on Bow, here's a little bit about the trade that sent him to the T-birds in January. You can also watch him talk about playing for the WHL Championship (where Seattle lost to the Wheat Kings) and read more about what he wanted to achieve heading into the postseason.
For more on re-signing Dowling and Ranford, head to the link. [Stars]
It's never fun when your team exits the playoffs. Sean McIndoe presents the postseason heartbreak rankings. [Sportsnet]
Don't expect the Sharks to feel nervous after losing Game 1. [The Hockey News]
Here's former Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon's take on what San Jose has to do be successful in Game 2, which is tonight at 7 p.m. NHL]
Patrick Marleau won't be suspended for his hit on Bryan Rust. The Penguins forward is currently day-to-day.
No further @NHL supplemental discipline for @SanJoseSharks Marleau for this hit on @Penguins Rust #StanleyCup https://t.co/cF3piqqiQj— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) May 31, 2016
Get to know Phil Pritchard, the Keeper of the Cup. [ESPN]
For Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic, flying under the radar is just fine with him. [Sportsnet]
Ken Hitchock says the 2016-17 season—his 20th as a coach—will be his last. [ESPN]
Hurricanes defenseman James Wisniewski hit the links as Jason Day's caddy.
Caddying for his friend @JDayGolf... @jameswisniewski on #1 @memorialgolf #mymemorial @W2Wsports pic.twitter.com/b7429nATJ0— Tim Flaherty (@TimSports10TV) May 31, 2016
Former NHLer Tom Lysiak died at age 63 yesterday. [Second City Hockey]
The hockey community suffered another loss with the death of Rick MacLeish. [Philly.com]
And finally, clear your calendars for June 4th.
Make plans to meet Jason Spezza and splurge at The Hangar End of Season Sale on 6/4!— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) May 31, 2016