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David Castillo

David Castillo

StrongSide Contributor

David Castillo covers the Stars for StrongSide. He has written for SB Nation and Wrong Side of the Red Line, covering hockey at all levels, the UFC, and broad topics within the world of sports science.

Stories by David Castillo

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Yes, the Stars Really Are a Stanley Cup Contender. Here’s Why.

A year ago at this time, Dallas was trying to stay in the playoff picture. What a difference a season makes.
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Nils Lundkvist Has Been More Important—and More Surprising—Than Advertised

The 22-year-old Swede hasn't replaced John Klingberg. But he is playing a style mature beyond his years.
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What Explains the Stars’ Success? Start With How They Hold a Lead

It's no longer enough just to get ahead and sit tight. Pete DeBoer has the Stars playing accordingly.
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Denis Gurianov Is Running Out of Time to Become Who the Stars Need Him to Be

He's not the next Val Nichushkin. He's not the next Julius Honka, either. But whatever he's going to be, it better happen soon.
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The Stars Are Scoring Goals Again. That’s Only the Start.

The offensive resurgence under Pete DeBoer runs much deeper than the puck going into the net.

Stories by David Castillo

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The Stars’ Defense Will Determine Their Season

The offense has pretty obviously improved. What about the other side of the puck?
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Can One of the Stars’ Vaunted Trio of Prospects Make the Team? And If So, Who?

Wyatt Johnston, Logan Stankoven, and Mavrik Bourque are Dallas' future. What about the present?
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We Need to (Stop) Talk(ing) About Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin

Tom Gaglardi’s recent comments about Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin weren't inflammatory, but they focused on all the wrong things.
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Jason Robertson and Jake Oettinger’s Contracts Are Not the Problem You Expect

The question isn't what they'll sign for or when. It's where Dallas goes next in a flat-cap world.
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Miro Heiskanen Is Poised to Have a Career Season, And He Has Pete DeBoer to Thank

The Stars' new head coach should bring the best out of the Finnish sensation. Will it be enough to carry the rest of Dallas' blueline?