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The Dallas Stars GM, Jim Nill, has spoken about an interest of drafting a defenseman or center in the upcoming NHL draft.
Rasmus Ristolainen is a top five ranked European skater entering the NHL Entry Draft, and the number one ranked European defenseman.
Standing at 6’3”, Rasmus Ristolainen is a Finnish defenseman that the Dallas Stars should be very interested in taking for their first round pick. Ristolainen has a strong resumé, consisting of play in the SM-Liiga (including his club’s U18 and U20 teams), and World Junior Championship tournaments.
Ristolainen (55) guiding a Jokerit player back to his bench.
Ristolainen shows a lot of patience with the puck, largely due to his size. With his solid size he can control the play, especially physically.
I think his best feature for the NHL is his hard, low shot from the point. This is essential in order to generate rebounds, screens, and more offense in general.
Rasmus has the playing style of an offensive minded defenseman. This appear...
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Just over one week after the Dallas Stars announced the hiring of Lindy Ruff as the franchise's next head coach, the first big decision of recently-hired Stars general manager Jim Nill, the former Detroit assistant GM will again be front and center at Sunday's 2013 NHL Entry Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
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I take great pride in following the local NHL club in the offseason, as it is a personal passion of mine more than it is a job. Now, I will tell you with great confidence that I am not qualified to give you much more than I usually do - which is a feel for the Top 15 or so spots in the draft. Sadly, for the last several years, the Stars have been in that range so this has turned...
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I will be in Newark, NJ today to cover the 2013 NHL Draft for HockeyBuzz along with Julie Robenhymer. Throughout the day, I will post news and commentary on this blog space whenever the Dallas Stars make a Draft selection or a trade.
Currently, Dallas holds the following picks in today's Draft, listed by round and overall selection number: