News
Social Networks

Les Jackson talks draft with NHL.com

Saturday, 06.1.2013 / 2:03 PM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
X
Share with your Friends


Les Jackson talks draft with NHL.com

Dallas Stars assistant GM Les Jackson talked to NHL.com about the upcoming draft in New Jersey, where the Stars will have two first round picks including No. 10 overall.

Here’s an excerpt:

"Jackson said there isn’t a particular need his staff will be looking to fill. He did say there are some strong prospects at certain key positions.

“If you look in the middle, there’s a lot of depth there, and there’s some real good defensemen,” he said. “It’s a good draft from that standpoint. Generally when you’re drafting, those are the hardest players to get: center-ice and defense. I think there’s a good crop of guys that fit both positions.”

Having two first-round picks gives the Stars some options as far as trading to move up or potentially moving back and adding assets. Jackson said the staff, including new general manager Jim Nill, has discussed all possibilities.

“There’s always a lot of talk,” Jackson said. “There’s always a cost involved moving up. Moving back you want to protect yourself. We talk about those layers and that’s how you protect yourself — how far you go back and what do you get in return. There’s lot of factors that come in when you do it. There’s always talk. You try to do the best deal you can for your team. We’ve talked both ways. We may end up staying at 10, and if we do we’re well-protected.

“I think there’s enough players around that if we do our work we should do OK. There’s no guarantee.”

You can read the entire article here.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 74 27 44 -4 71
T. Seguin 64 33 34 -1 67
J. Spezza 74 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 57 10 27 7 37
C. Eakin 70 17 17 -2 34
A. Goligoski 74 4 30 0 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 68 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 70 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 72 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 14 10 .908 2.82
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
#LONESTARSSTATE GAMEDAY FAN

DallasStars.com is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Corporate Partnerships | Contact UsPrivacy Policy | AdChoices | Job Opportunities | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map | Find us on Google+