Dallas Stars Daily Links: The Experts Rate Stars' Draft Day Decisions
Everyone shares their take on how Dallas did. Plus, guesses on who will be in the 2016 Hall of Fame class, and trade speculation continues to run rampant.
Sure it'll take a while before we actually know the impact of a draft class, but that hasn't stopped members of the media from doling out grades on how each team did. Over at the Dallas Morning News, you can see a roundup of what the experts are saying about the Stars' picks this year.
ESPN Insider, who gave the Stars a C, offered this assessment.
Organizational assessment: Dallas picking Riley Tufte in the first was reasonable; I know of some teams that had him a lot higher. I had him slightly lower, but he's a very talented big man, so I see the appeal. I didn't like the Stars' Day 2 picks, with the Fredrik Karlstrom pick seeming a little high in particular. I think Nicholas Caamano has the potential to be a decent pro however, given how good he's been and how young he is.
Meanwhile, Bleacher Report gave the Stars a B+ for their pick of Tufte.
Like Max Jones, he projects as a hard-nosed forward unafraid to battle in the corners and in front of the net. He's 6'6", so you don't want to mess with him much physically, either.
You can read up on the rest at the link. [SportsDayDFW]
Will Eric Lindros be among the players who are a part of the 2016 Hall of Fame class? We'll find out today. [TSN]
From #StamkosWatch to offer sheets, read up on what story lines you should be following this week. [Sportsnet]
On the goalie front, the Blackhawks aren't expected to re-sign Michael Leighton.
The Blackhawks will not be re-signing goalie Michael Leighton and he'll become a free agent on July 1, according to a source.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) June 26, 2016
One of the Red Wings' goals during free agency is to add a defenseman. [Free Press]
Alexander Radulov won't be playing in the NHL this year.
Alexander Radulov could not find an NHL team willing to pay his asking price. He has signed with KHL Salavat.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 26, 2016
USA Today counts down the top 20 free agents. I'm sure everyone will be shocked by who's in the No. 1 spot. [USA Today]
Signing Vincent Trocheck is a top priority for the Panthers.
Source tells me Panthers have already tendered RFA Trocheck a qualifying offer so now they have all summer to iron out a deal #pitssburghkid— Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) June 27, 2016
Loui Eriksson is a hot commodity this offseason. There are reportedly six teams calling the Bruins about the forward. [The Score]
Las Vegas is officially getting a hockey team, but there are still plenty of obstacles to overcome before the first puck drops. [Sports Illustrated]
And finally, as a reminder, if you'd like to send an email to Dave Strader, here's the address:
WellWishesForStrader@DallasStars.com is the address we just mentioned on @DallasStars Sunday. Keep the good thoughts going to Dave.— Bruce LeVine (@BruceLeVinePuck) June 26, 2016