The Stars have hired Mark Stepneski to be their new beat writer, and he's already dropped a golden nugget on the goaltending situation on his new blog, Dallas Stars Inside Edge. When it comes to third-string goalies, make sure you have Cristopher Nilstorp near the top of your list. He is a legit prospect at his age and has NHL upside.
"To start training camp, having three guys is a good thing," said Stars goaltending coach Mike Valley. "You have one guy that has played and played really well. You have two guys that have been training but you can't replicate game situations. You just take it one day at a time because they look great in practice, but it's going to take a little bit of time for them to get everything going. We're lucky. We have three goalies who are pretty darned skilled and ready to play at this level." And the Stars haven't ruled out carrying three goaltenders at times during the season, especially early in on with the Stars playing a lot of games in a short amount of time.