Dallas Stars Daily Links: Team Reset, Getting To Know The Newest Stars

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 12: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks looks on during the game against the Dallas Stars at SAP Center on March 12, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)
SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 12: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks looks on during the game against the Dallas Stars at SAP Center on March 12, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Stars are quickly entering the slow part of the 2019 NHL offseason. So, while the countdown to 2019 Training Camp gets underway, here are some stories to keep you engaged as we transition to the dog days of summer.

It’s July 14, 2019. The Free Agency signing period opened 13 days ago and the Dallas Stars are just under two months away from starting 2019 Training Camp in Frisco.

In other words, we’re quickly rolling into the quiet part of the NHL offseason.

With hockey analysts and reporters shifting into vacation mode, players enjoying the last bit of their vacation time before getting back to training, and management and coaches turning their attention to the 2019-20 regular season, the relaxed portion of the offseason is closing in for NHL teams.

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And for the Stars, that’s probably a good thing.

After putting together arguably the busiest and most action-packed July 1 of any team in the League, the Stars seem to be in a good spot. They parted ways with names like Mats Zuccarello, Jason Spezza, and Marc Methot and replaced them with Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry, and Andrej Sekera. They hired a new assistant coach (who also happens to be a former NHL coach) in John Stevens to help man the bench alongside Jim Montgomery, Rick Bowness, and Todd Nelson next season.

And to top it all off, they avoided arbitration with RFA Jason Dickinson by signing him to a two-year extension on July 11.

It’s been a busy first two weeks of the month, but the Dallas Stars seem to be in a considerably better spot now that the dust has settled.

But now, the countdown to Training Camp kicks off. This countdown can be a trying time for fans. Shortly after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final, fans are swept into NHL Entry Draft coverage and Free Agency rumors. Following that, there’s a few weeks of Free Agency coverage and contract extensions.

After all of that, though, things come to a grinding halt and the offseason action enters a period of dormancy.

So, while you count down the days until Training Camp and the beginning of the 2019 preseason, here are some links to keep you engaged and informed:

Joe Pavelski signed a three-year deal with the Dallas Stars on July 1 and is expected to help the team take the next step. Here are five things you should know about the Stars’ newest star (DallasStars.com)

After a busy July 1, the Dallas Stars look ready to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup. Here’s what various hockey analysts are saying about their offseason moves (SportsDay)

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Tyler Seguin recently participated in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament and met new teammate Joe Pavelski. He also chatted about the Stars’ window to compete for a Cup and how he uses last season’s ending as motivation (Pro Hockey Talk)

Jason Dickinson recently signed a two-year extension with the Stars to avoid arbitration. It’s very much a “prove-it” deal that gives the young forward the chance to take a big step (Blackout Dallas)

Riley Damiani wasn’t necessarily a highly-touted prospect when the Stars selected him in the fifth round of the 2018 Draft. But that’s quickly changing as he rises through the Dallas farm system (DallasStars.com)

In addition to the signings of Pavelski and Perry, the Stars also added veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera on July 1. Here are 10 things to know about their newest blue-liner (SportsDay)

After a summer of retooling and hopefully adding the “missing pieces,” the Dallas Stars look poised to take another step forward. Here’s a look at the Team Reset (NHL.com)

Corey Perry was a bit of an under-the-radar addition by the Stars on July 1 after being bought out by the Anaheim Ducks in June. But here’s why he may carry the most potential of any of the Stars’ additions (Blackout Dallas)

John Stevens was the newest assistant coach added to Jim Montgomery’s staff on July 1. But their relationship dates back much further than two weeks (DallasStars.com)

In addition, here are some updates from the Twitter world:

As you can see, it’s been a busy two weeks of movement, analysis, and coverage. But with the Dickinson signing done, it looks as though the Dallas Stars may be done with making significant moves for the next few months.

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Try and enjoy the quiet part of the offseason before things speed back up.