6:40 AM EDT, Tue June 19, 2018
SportsDay 8 hours ago
Where are they now? Only one true NHL bust to be found in Stars' last 10 first-round draft picks

Where are they now? Only one true NHL bust to be found in Stars' last 10 first-round draft picks

The Stars struck lottery gold last year moving up from the eighth spot to No. 3 and were able to select defenseman Miro Heiskanen, which made him the highest pick taken by the franchise since Mike Modano in 1988.The team had no such luck this year in the lottery. As of now, they are slated to pick 13th when the draft is in Dallas June 22-23 at the American Airlines Center.Let's take a look at how the Stars' last 10 first-round picks have fared:2017: Miro Heiskanen (No. 3 overall)Position: Defenseman NHL team taken by: Dallas Stars Current NHL team: Dallas StarsThe last year for Heiskanen has...
SportsDay 9 hours ago
Stars mock draft roundup: Experts think Dallas will pick a center, but which one?

Stars mock draft roundup: Experts think Dallas will pick a center, but which one?

Need some mock drafts? You've come to the right place. We've got more than 10 all in one spot.The Stars will pick 13th overall in the first round this year after missing the playoffs. This will be the ninth time in the last 10 years that Dallas has a pick in the top 15. Here's a quick breakdown of whom draft experts have going to the Stars in the first round.[Updated June 18]Joe Veleno, C, QMJHLChicago Sun-Times' Mark Lazerus [June 17]: "A playmaking center with terrific speed, Veleno also brings a solid defensive game and the intangible leadership skills scouts love."NBC Sports' Joe Haggerty...
SportsDay 10 hours ago

How Jim Montgomery could bring some old-school Cowboys draft strategy to the Dallas Stars

FRISCO -- Will new Stars coach Jim Montgomery bring the Jimmy Johnson Effect to the Stars' work in the NHL draft?Johnson moved from a championship run at the University of Miami to take over as the Cowboys' head coach in 1989. Johnson gave the Cowboys an extra asset in their drafts early in his tenure with his fresh and in-depth knowledge of college players.Montgomery comes from a similar background: coaching powerful University of Denver for the last five seasons, winning an NCAA title in 2017. Montgomery knows the college game.The NHL draft, which begins Friday, differs from the NFL because...
SportsDay 11 hours ago
Keep 'em or leave 'em: Vote on what you'd do with Stars forward Antoine Roussel

Keep 'em or leave 'em: Vote on what you'd do with Stars forward Antoine Roussel

Editor's note: This originally ran April 24.The Dallas Stars have six unrestricted free agents that played in games during the 2017-18 season. They are...-- Goalie Kari Lehtonen -- Defenseman Dan Hamhuis -- Defenseman Greg Pateryn -- Left winger Antoine Roussel -- Left winger Curtis McKenzie -- Goalie Mike McKennaToday we'll be voting on whether you want the Stars to keep Antoine Roussel or let him leave in free agency. Here's a quick breakdown of his most recent season, as well as his total time in Dallas.[Scroll to the bottom to cast your vote!]Antoine Roussel2017 stats: 73 games...
SportsDay 13 hours ago
Comparing Valeri Nichushkin to Alexander Radulov using four years of passing data

Comparing Valeri Nichushkin to Alexander Radulov using four years of passing data

This morning Ryan Stimson, now of The Athletic Buffalo, made two announcements. One was that he now works for The Athletic Buffalo, and the other was debuting a Tableau tool showing four years of tracked passing data.Stimson and his crew have been tracking an irresponsible amount of information. There are probably hundreds of posts along the way across the internet with conclusions drawn based on data from the project. The initial post is here if you would like a good primer on what they did, but any work you come across dealing with the data is enlightening. When I saw this was out my first...