Dallas Stars Daily Links: Texas Stars Debut New Uniforms, New Captain

The Texas Stars have a new uniform and a new captain. Plus, Johnny Oduya talks about signing with Dallas, and a look at which training camp story lines you should be keeping an eye on.

There was plenty to keep Dallas Stars fans busy on Friday, from the opening day of training camp to a few major announcements from the Texas Stars. First, the AHL squad revealed their new look for the upcoming season.

Pretty sharp, right? There are a few more pictures right this way, and we also got a nice look at the new digs from models Julius Honka and Travis Morin.

You may notice a fancy new letter on Morin's chest—that's because the team also announced that the long-time Texas Star will take over as captain for Maxime Fortunus, who's now playing for the Iowa Wild. For more on Morin, who signed a two-year contract extension back in January, check out this article from Sean Shapiro from last October.

So, congrats to the Texas Stars for their new look and to Morin for his new role. Here's to an exciting year in Cedar Park and Dallas. [Texas Stars]


Obviously, one of the most important pieces of news from yesterday is this:

But if you want to catch up on everything else that went down, check out Erin's post. And just in case, here's the schedule (and roster) so you'll be prepared for today's happenings.

Once you've done that, go ahead and mark your calendars for this.

From the importance of a strong showing from Ales Hemsky to Valeri Nichushkin's potential as a breakout candidate, USA Today takes a look at the Stars' upcoming season. [USA Today]

Johnny Oduya called it an "easy pick" to sign with Dallas.

What should you be looking out for as training camps around the league get underway? Here are 16 things to keep an eye on, one of which is the Stars' goalie tandem. [NHL]

If that's not enough to keep track of, I present to you another eight story lines. You're welcome. [Sports Illustrated]

Things did, um, not go well for the Islanders' Joshua Ho-Sang yesterday.

It's not January 1st, but now is as good a time as any to turn over a fresh leaf in honor of the 2015-16 season. [Grantland]

There's a new guy wearing the "C" in Montreal, and it's not P.K. Subban. [Canadiens]

Joe Morrow, who was traded from the Stars to the Bruins as part of the blockbuster deal that brought Tyler Seguin to Dallas, could be a good fit in Boston this year. [NESN]

Another UFA has found a home.

Dany Heatley announced his plans to play in Germany. [CBS Sports]

If you haven't had a chance to check out Daniel Carcillo's piece about his retirement on The Players' Tribune, take a look. He shares a lot about his plans for helping NHL players adjust after retirement. [TPT]

For those of you already preoccupied with the 2016 draft, Auston Matthews (the next Wayne Gretzky Sidney Crosby Connor McDavid) scored his first goal over in Switzerland. [Puck Daddy]

Everyone thought that Alex Ovechkin had gotten a ship for his birthday. Turns out, he got a sheep. Because, well, why not? [Sportsnet]

And finally, if you thought you'd seen the last of the #SeguinSelfie, you're wrong.