Here is the final installment of the Dallas Stars Stock Exchange this preseason as the Stars get ready to take on the St. Louis Blues next Thursday night in the regular season opener for both teams. Things have definitely changed as players have gone down with injuries and it’s somewhat concerning. We might be without players such as Radek Faksa, Roope Hintz, and Wyatt Johnston for a week or two. Let’s take a look at players you need to buy stock in or sell before the season starts.
Dallas Stars Stock Exchange: Players you need to buy stocks in
The Dallas Stars already called up a player a day after he was sent down to AHL training camp. The Stars brought back up Kyle McDonald to more than likely take Radek Faksa’s place in the lineup. McDonald showed during training camp and the preseason that he can be a checking force on the ice. You shouldn’t expect much scoring for him right off the bat considering he might not be down for long.
With Jani Hakanpää out with an injury, Lian Bichsel might get some more playing time with the Stars to start the season. We have seen him in multiple scenarios during the preseason and training camp. I remember when he was checking every Red Wing player into the boards in his first prospect tournament game up in Traverse City. If Bichsel shines during his extra time up here in Dallas, He could force the Stars to trade Hakanpää at the trade deadline this season.
Dallas Stars Stock Exchange: Players you need to sell
Mavrik Bourque will more than likely go down to the AHL during the final roster cuts on Monday. Bourque has shown during the preseason that he’s ready for the NHL but needs another year of development. He’s still under contract for this year and next year so we don’t have to worry about resigning him after this season. Look for him to get tons of playing time down in Cedar Park with the Texas Stars.
Logan Stankoven is another player who will more than likely spend the year with the Texas Stars this season. After having such a great training camp and preseason, the Stars know that he is on the right path with his development. I do think spending a year down in Cedar Park could help him be ready for next year’s training camp and make the Opening Night Roster next season.