This week has been another busy one for the Dallas Stars organization, catch up on the action below.
New Assistant Coach Todd Nelson
On Thursday the Dallas Stars announced signing a new assistant coach, this news comes after the news that Rick Wilson has retired from the league. Todd Nelson brings more winning pedigree to the Stars, and is another professional that has proven himself in the lower levels and now wants to bring his winning ways to the NHL.
The Dallas Stars Fan Site feels this is another good move for the Stars, yes it would be nice to have a new Head Coach with proven winning ways in the NHL, and an Assistant Coach with NHL experience, and that may have made us feel like we are a good experienced team, but we believe to win in this league you need to be ahead of the game. It is an ever evolving sport and what has won in the last 5-10 years may not still work in todays game, so with young new coaches I think it will give the Stars some unpredictability and make them harder to play against.
The Stars lineup we know has what it needs to win, and in previous years we have proven that we can win conference titles, and even last season the Stars showed us some dominating hockey and a great new style that won games. Unfortunately it all fell apart at the end of the year and that’s very frustrating, but the foundations are still there and recent winning minds in the new Head and Assistant Coaches will make the Stars a big threat, and possible an underestimated threat.
Texas Stars reach Calder Cup Finals
The Texas Stars are back to the Calder Cup Finals, they have dropped the first game of the series to Toronto after being ahead by two goal lead but lost 6-5 in game 1. Game 2 is tonight, and Texas have many positives from game 1 they can bring to the next game and look to even the series.
Having Cup Finals in Texas yet again is great for the state of Texas, the Texas Stars are looking for the second Calder Cup in 5 years.
2018 Draft getting closer
The 2018 NHL Draft will be held in Dallas and its not far away, just a few more weeks.
The Stars have the 13th overall pick and continue to research the top prospects and who we can look to welcome into Victory Green!
The Draft takes place 22-23 June at the American Airlines Center, tickets can be found on dallasstarsfansite.com
The Return Of Nichushkin??
After a tweet by the Dallas Stars this week fans are left curious about Val, the forward played for the Stars for 2 seasons before going back to the KHL, his agent says Val has learned a lot about the game since leaving Dallas, and is now a much more aware play maker on the ice.
Dallas fans will remember seeing some strong Malkin-like moves from the young Russian, and some highlight goals that young Val scored for Dallas, however, he wasn’t a player you could count on in any situation, this is what Val has been working on and we can now expect a very different player to the ‘kid’ that played for Dallas before.
This will be exiting! the Dallas Stars Fan Site enjoyed watching Val, and remember him on the top line with Benn & Seguin, now that spot it filled with Radulov, Val could be a very strong 3rd liner or 2nd liner.
It is not clear yet if Val will be back this coming season, but it has been made clear that Val will return as a Dallas Star!
Vernon Fiddler – North Texas Man of the Year!
Dallas Stars writer Mike Heika uses ‘It’s a Wonderfull Life’ to explain to people how Vern Fiddler gives people that warm feeling that when someone is in trouble they will do anything to help, no questions asked! I like it, we loved watching Vern play, and he was great guy to have in Dallas on and off the ice, it is nice to see he is now channeling is energy to several good causes and that he is being recognized for it! Mike’s article can be found here: https://www.nhl.com/stars/news/even-in-retirement-former-dallas-stars-vernon-fiddler-still-competing-hard-for-charity-leukemia-lymphoma-society/c-298815088
That sums up the week!
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