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Defending Big D's Stars Draft Preview

If you're looking to do some last minute cramming for tonight's NHL draft, a good place to start is SB Nation's Stars blog, Defending Big D. They take a look at the Stars' inventory of picks, what they're likely to look to do overall, and what the history of the No. 14 pick has been.

The Stars have always valued character in their draft picks, and that doesn't appear to have changed with the new regime.

Les Jackson spoke on Monday after the Glen Gulutzan press conference about how the Stars approach the draft and what some of the things they look for are in young players/potential picks...

"Character is always the most important thing because...the game has evolved since the new CBA, there's new rules, One thing that never changes is the quality of the people and the guys who care, and work, so that's always your number one criteria."

One of the ways the Stars judge that character, outside of interviews there at the draft and sharing some meals and some chats with some of the players as they often do, is to have their team psychologist evaluate the kids one-on-one. It's not often talked about, but this psychologist has been with the team for a long, long time.

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