NHL Rumors: Concerning Update On Jake Oettinger Extension Talks

According to Saad Yousuf, extension talks between the Dallas Stars and starting goaltender Jake Oettinger have "gone nowhere."

This is not the kind of update that Stars fans want to hear about their top goaltender. Oettinger is both the present and future in goal for Dallas. 

After a strong regular season, the 2017 first-round pick showed signs of being a star in the first round of the playoffs against the Calgary Flames. Although they ended up losing to Calgary, he was the only reason why they forced the series to seven games. His 1.81 GAA and .954 SV% show that perfectly. 

The Stars need to find a way to get a new contract for Oettinger finalized. He is not the only top young player in need of a new deal, however, as Jason Robertson also is an RFA. Alas, with the season just two months away, the Stars need to fix this issue with Oettinger. The sooner the better.

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