Dallas Stars Daily Links: Thomas Harley’s Next Big Opportunity
The upcoming World Juniors will provide Harley a chance to shine on an international stage. Plus, Roope Hintz gets a new deal, bubbles come to junior hockey, and more.
The next month signals a huge opportunity for Dallas Stars prospect Thomas Harley. He has a chance to improve upon his performance last year in training camp, and earn a starting role on a great team who is poised to make a deep run and win a championship.
I’m talking, of course, about Team Canada in the 2020 World Juniors.
Harley failed to make the team last year, but he’s confident that his experiences from that training camp and the year since will make a difference this time around:
“I got invited because I can get up in the rush, create offense in transition and in the offensive end and then play shutdown (defense) as well. I didn’t do that. I want to build off of last year and the experiences I got at the camp and make the team this year, play a big role and win the gold medal.”
Should Harley make the team, it would in a way serve as an extended audition for an NHL roster spot with Dallas. But while Harley would love to be in Victory Green this upcoming season, he’d still be excited to return to the Mississauga Steelheads in the OHL:
“I’m going to try my hardest to make the team (in Dallas),” Harley said. “If not, it’ll be my last year in the OHL, and I think we have a great shot to make a run at the league title this year, so that’s my hope.”
You can read more from Saad Yousuf here.
ICYMI, the Stars signed Roope Hintz to a three-year deal yesterday:
Hip, hip, ROOOOPE! 🎉— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) November 9, 2020
We have signed Roope Hintz to a three-year contract worth $9.45 million
📝 https://t.co/EPYuvZ3NlS pic.twitter.com/finl5mr4Wr
Saad breaks down the deal and what it means for the future:
Roope Hintz is a big part of the Stars' future. Today, Hintz agreed to a three-year, $9.45 million contract extension. @SaadYousuf126 tells you how the contract is both a reflection of the player Hintz has become and the one Dallas hopes he can grow into. https://t.co/6RWuooG6jH— The Athletic Dallas (@TheAthleticDFW) November 10, 2020
Short video time — was the Stars’ Stanley Cup Final run a mirage, or are they set up for more success this upcoming season?
The Dallas Stars found themselves close to winning the Stanley Cup in 2020, but where does the team go from here? Will they sustain their power near the top of the NHL?@THNKenCampbell, @THNMattLarkin and @THNRyanKennedy discuss:https://t.co/iNX51OUHFh— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) November 9, 2020
Around the League
There are three certainties in life — death, taxes, and weird-looking Vegas jerseys:
The newest AHL team, the Henderson Silver Knights. pic.twitter.com/XYSuYWr3W4— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) November 10, 2020
Bubble hockey is going to be a thing in the QMJHL — will it soon spread to the rest of the CHL?
How many bubbles will we see in major junior this season? @THNRyanKennedy prepares for a unique year https://t.co/OiXMcTknLC— The Hockey News (@TheHockeyNews) November 10, 2020
Finally, here’s what players think about possible plans for the upcoming season:
What do NHL players think about bubbles, schedule length for the 2020-21 season?— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) November 10, 2020
Here's our latest @TheAthleticNHL player poll ⤵️ https://t.co/MI6jKWD5gU