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Stars sign free Agent D-Man Brendan Dillon from Seatle Thunderbirds of WHL.

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03-03-2011, 06:57 PM
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I noticed the Seattle website did a highlight/tribute video for Brenden. Just scroll down to the video section.

http://www.seattlethunderbirds.com/

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Mark was down in Cedar Park for Game 3 and had these observations:

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*Defenseman Brenden Dillon, signed by Dallas as a free agent out of the WHL (Seattle Thunderbirds) back in March, looks like a player. He’s paired with veteran Maxime Fortunus and is logging pretty substantial minutes for the Stars. That’s impressive for a 20-year-old just out of junior who joined Texas late in the regular season and had just ten AHL games under his belt coming into these playoffs. He moves the move puck pretty well, looks solid defensively and has a bit of an edge to his game. There were a lot of NHL teams interested in signing him and it’s pretty evident why. He looks like he could be a solid NHL defenseman down the road.

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Safe to say he's more NHL-ready than Larsen, I guess?

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I was thinking more along the lines of build, how Larsen's biggest knocking point lately has been his overall build not really suited to the pro game quite yet.

Dillon, conversely, seems to be filled out enough and is holding his own in the AHL.

Maybe he'll make an impact at training camp, who knows. That is, if Joe hasn't already fixed our porous defense with UFA's by then.

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Ideally, neither should be in the NHL next year. Dallas might really need Larsen's offense, but I think it's an unnecessary risk for him to play in the NHL next year. He's already been injured 3 or 4 times at the AHL level. They were mainly caused by hits too. Until he bulks up or learns to avoid the contact, he needs more AHL time.

Maybe he'll stay in NA this summer and let Gary Roberts beat his *** in to shape.

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I could see Dillon having a good training camp and making the team.

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I'll throw my hat in here!

Apparently Larsen read my pots on him being a non-contact player when he was injured. Ever since he's been back he's been a ****ing force. Hits every chance he gets, sees the ice incredibly well, and shoots... A lot.

Dillon is officially the number 2 Dman only behind the veteran Lukowich now. Dillon is a boss and man handles people in the A. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him with Dallas next season.

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Would be insane to see him make Dallas already. I'm more than fine with him getting another year in the AHL, but not opposed to bringing him up if he's impressive during training camp.

Feel like we got a steal signing this guy. Hope he turns into a solid pickup for us.

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The great thing about him is he's a two-way defender. We have none of those. Robidas doesn't count.

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