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Defending Big D Jun 18, 2019
2019 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Victor Soderstrom

2019 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Victor Soderstrom

He’s a John Klingberg fan who has the potential to be the best right-handed defenseman in the draft. Name: Victor Soderstrom Team: Brynas IF (SHL) Position: Right-handed defenseman Stats: 44 games played, 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points, 22 PIMs, -11 plus/minus rating NHL Central Scouting ranking: 3rd (European Skaters) Comparable NHL player: Anton Stralman There’s a discussion that always skewers any serious debate about a prospect. You know the one. “Best player available versus need.” I contribute to this discussion as much as the next person. And I have strong opinions about it,...
SportsDay Jun 5, 2019
These 2 factors will impact the Stars' options for a fourth defenseman, but here are some targets who could make sense

These 2 factors will impact the Stars' options for a fourth defenseman, but here are some targets who could make sense

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Who do you see as a potential target to be the Stars' fourth defenseman?There are a few other factors that contribute to the Stars decision-making on a top-four defenseman.1. Term, especially with the expansion draft upcoming in 2021. John Klingberg, Esa Lindell and Miro Heiskanen will be protected, meaning your fourth defensemen will be exposed unless the Stars opt to protect eight skaters regardless of...
SportsDay Jun 4, 2019
While it could be argued Radek Faksa is the Stars' best trade bait, would he be enough to net them a scorer?

While it could be argued Radek Faksa is the Stars' best trade bait, would he be enough to net them a scorer?

Matthew DeFranks, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: How likely do you believe it is that Radek Faksa becomes trade bait at some pointDeFranks: You could argue that Radek Faksa is the Stars' best trade bait, besides the ludicrousness of trading John Klingberg. He's young (25 years old), productive in a defined role, relatively cheap at $2.2 million and without no trade or no movement clauses. Down the line, Ty Dellandrea could potentially fill the role, but...

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