The Dallas Stars have been known to find some of the best talent late in the NHL Draft. Some of our best players such as Jamie Benn were late-round draft selections. We have so much talent in the organization that it’s not even funny. From Logan Stankoven all the way to Ayrton Martino, the Stars are going to have a really bright future. The one thing that’s standing in the way is General Manager Jim Nill. He’s not one to really promote prospects from overseas to the AHL team.
Jim Nill is a general manager that likes experience over being young. That’s not a bad thing at all, to be honest. The only issue is it’s stopping the Stars from bringing some of their top talent from overseas to Cedar Park. I know that there are a limited amount of spaces on a hockey team and not everyone can be brought over at once. It’s just that the Stars have so much talent in their prospect pool and we should be awarding them over signing players that couldn’t make other teams.
Nill had to sign some veterans to help out with all the departures in Cedar Park this off-season. You don’t want to have a super young team with no AHL experience. Players like Scott Reedy should help out in that aspect. However, Nill needs to look in the mirror and start promoting more prospects once they are ineligible for junior hockey.
I know that we won’t see all of the good prospects in Victory Green. It’s just impossible that everyone is going to be able to put on a Dallas Stars jersey. However, putting players like Chase Wheatcroft and Francesco Arcuri in Cedar Park within the next two seasons is a start. We can occasionally sign players that didn’t work out for other teams but we should be prioritizing those we drafted.
The future is definitely bright for the Dallas Stars in terms of prospects. We have some of the best talent in the league that opponents should be afraid of. It’s just Nill and whoever the GM will succeed him need to realize that we have a really good shot at bringing home the Stanley Cup multiple times if we start bringing that talent from overseas.