Dallas Stars Daily Links: Playoffs Are Paying Off For Stars Rookies
There are a few positive reasons to make up for the Dallas Stars’ two home losses to the Chicago Blackhawks. Many of them have to do with Jake Oettinger.
The prospective goalkeeper and former first round player showed poise and promise on the Chicago series, and that was part of the organization’s plan. Mike Heika, Senior Staff Writer at Stars, shares his latest story about how the Stars Stanley Cup Final affects perspective development:
“That’s why we brought them all to Edmonton,” said Stars coach Rick Bowness. “To know that most likely they wouldn’t play, but that it was important to understand the Dallas Stars culture and be with the pros and see what prep is about and what the National Hockey League is about . ” ..
“It was important to get the kids involved in Edmonton. I thought this would be a tremendous learning experience for them,” said Bowness. “Our players now know them much better, especially this year with such a short training camp and no exhibition games. Our veterans did a great job getting the youngsters involved and making them feel like part of the team. This definitely helps them feel comfortable in the locker room and on the bench. “
The stars have learned a thing or two about training a rookie netminder into the line-up since the days Jack Campbell struggled to find his place in the NHL. Oettinger now seems to benefit from these lessons:
Oettinger has lost twice in 3v3 overtime, but he now has the experience of playing 3v3 overtime against great players like Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat. The next time he goes out, he’ll understand the angles and flow of the puck better. He will be ready …
“I absolutely think that’s one thing,” said Oettinger when asked about the swing. “Goalkeeper, a ton is about trust. When you are confident you have a feeling that the game is slower in front of you and the puck is a little bigger. Whenever you have a solid outing it’s nice to build on. Obviously, you feel good. “
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It was dark last night at the #Disco, so let’s see what else was going on …
The Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers 3-2 in extra time – but not before Tuukka Rask was a little ahead of the regular clock.
The next Rangers game has been postponed. Will the Philadelphia Flyers adopt pandemic protocols in time for their NHL Outdoors debut?
The second consecutive Flyers game has been postponed as the NHL is considering improving its safety protocols yet again.
Philly was still supposed to be watching the game on February 21st in Lake Tahoe, but NHL has teams ready to be swapped out if teams can’t compete due to COVID. Story with @wyshynski: https: //t.co/KGEgkox67s
– Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) February 11, 2021
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