Dallas Stars Daily Links: Blueliner Nils Lundkvist Enters The Picture

The Dallas Stars traded draft alternatives, together with a conditional first-rounder, for Nils Lundkvist. And we understand how extremely Jim Nill values his draft alternatives. Dare we consider…they’re somewhat hyped about it?

Certainly, the Stars’ new Swedish right-hander has a stat sheet that implies a vibrant long run within the very best league. The Dallas Morning News’ Matthew DeFranks put it in context in his newest publish:

Lundkvist grew to become in the most efficient season ever by means of an SHL youngster in 2019-20, with 31 issues in 45 video games as a 19-year-old. That outpaced reigning Calder Trophy winner Moritz Seider by means of 3 issues. It used to be 10 issues greater than Victor Hedman’s 18-year-old marketing campaign. It used to be 11 issues greater than Rasmus Dahlin’s pre-draft season.

His previous suggests a top ceiling regardless of the standard drawbacks for a tender, offensive defenseman: no longer sufficient measurement or defensive functions.

But the 22-year-old blueliner publish a unmarried purpose and simplest 3 assists in his first 25 NHL video games with the New York Rangers. Will Pete DeBoer’s device supply him the distance to throw his warning to the winds – or no less than skate the puck extra?

Lundkvist mentioned he realized from his revel in remaining yr and needs to regulate his mentality with the intention to show “more courage and more edge.”

“Maybe you do the safe side to not do mistakes, but I feel like if I’m going to be myself, I need to try to do things that make me good: making plays, skating with the puck,” Lundkvist mentioned. “When I played my 25 NHL games, I was a little bit too careful. I feel like I learned a lot from it. I hope I can learn from that experience and develop and be better this year.”

Matt has extra. [SportsDayDFW]

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Friend of DBD Derek Neumeier, the brand new assistant director of scouting with McKeen’s Hockey (congratulations!), is cautiously positive in regards to the Lundkvist business.

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Now it may be informed. Mike Piellucci brings again the legend, and it comes to Craig Ludwig getting a 4 a.m. warning call as a result of you’ll’t sleep at Burger King. Enjoy.

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