Welcome to a new preseason segment called the Dallas Stars Stock Exchange. This is a new preseason article series where we will look at which players are on fire and which ones are a tad cold like the ice. So far through two preseason games, we have a lot to unpack in terms of which players you should buy stocks in. Let’s take a look down below at the Dallas Stars Stock Exchange and see which players you should keep an eye on/
Dallas Stars Stock Exchange: Which players you should buy stocks in
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room right now and that’s Logan Stankoven. The top prospect has so far defied expectations through two games with his four points (2 goals and 2 assists). Right now, Stankoven is tied with Evgenii Dadonov with the most goals scored during the preseason.
Most fans believe that Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque deserve time down in the AHL to start the season. If they continue to play the way that they have so far, Dallas Stars Head Coach Pete DeBoer could have some difficult decisions to make when constructing the final roster.
After his usual redirection goal to get the Stars on the board Tuesday night, Joe Pavelski looks ready to go. Pavelski really doesn’t need to play the rest of the preseason except the final game. He looked like his usual self in front of the net. I think he is ready for the season to begin on October 12th. There really isn’t much to say about his situation after last night.
Like Pavelski, Dadonov really doesn’t need to play in any more preseason games except for the last one as well. Dadonov looked really good scoring two goals against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. The only way I could see him playing in another preseason game before the last one is if a prospect is sent back to junior hockey or if there is an injury. I can’t wait to see how Dadonov starts the season alongside Jamie Benn and Wyatt Johnston.
Dallas Stars Stock Exchange: Which players to sell stocks in
The reason why you should sell your Chase Wheatcroft stock is due to his injury last night. It was reported by the Dallas Stars that he is done for the preseason after fracturing his ankle on a slapshot. It stinks to see such a promising prospect have his chance of making the NHL vanish because of an injury. I hope he has a speedy recovery and he can play some more hockey this season.
It’s looking more and more like Matthew Seminoff could begin his pro career down in Cedar Park this season. Based on the roster situation and how he’s done this preseason, he could use some time with the Texas Stars this season. I still think he is on the right development path with the Stars, it’s just not time for him to begin his NHL career.
I just don’t see a spot for Craig Smith on the roster based on how Stankoven and Bourque have been playing this preseason. The Stars could either buy him out before the season starts or they could use him as an emergency Center and have him sit in the suite this season. I know this is not how he wants to spend the season but if the young guns outplay him this preseason, it might be his only two options.