Previewing the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars First-Round Matchup

The Vegas Golden Knights are seeing a familiar foe in the Dallas Stars. Here are the three biggest storylines in the upcoming series.
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars
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2. The Golden Knights Might Also Get a Familiar Face Back

Mark Stone
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Mark Stone has been practicing with the Vegas Golden Knights after recovering from a lacerated spleen. With him recently practicing in a red no-contact jersey, his return seems imminent. In essence, he's the most interesting man in the NHL now, with teams awaiting his next move.

But the question remains: When will he return, if at all? The captain's veteran presence would greatly boost the Golden Knights's chance of repeating as Stanley Cup champs. After all, nobody moves the team like Stone. The Winnipeg native's scoring knack (16 goals, 37 assists) and defensive abilities would boost Vegas to new heights.