Category Archives: Dallas Stars

Is Spezza the guy that the Stars are after? Some think so

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports on “A name that keeps cropping up as potential No. 2 center for Stars”

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Stars likely to trade Whitney

 

Could the Stars look to move Ray Whitney and defenceman Sergei Gonchar.

Bob McKenzie: Two names that you might hear out there are a couple of veterans from the Dallas Stars and maybe those players are actually hoping to hear their names in trade rumours: We’re talking about veteran forward Ray Whitney and defenceman Sergei Gonchar.

Who the Stars could make available if they’re out of playoff race by trade deadline

Mike, the trade deadline is soon approaching. It looks like the Stars will probably be sellers. Who goes and what can we get in return?

It’s tough, but I like to look at last season. They moved Morrow and Jagr and Roy and ended up getting some nice prospects in Joe Morrow, Cody Payne, Kevin Connauton and Cameron Gaunce. I think Vern Fiddler would definitely be dangled, and I think they would ask if Whitney or Cole want to be traded (they have no-trade clauses). They might even look into Daley or Goligoski if there is a market out there. We’ll have to wait and see.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/dallas-stars/headlines/20140114-heika-who-the-stars-could-make-available-if-they-re-out-of-playoff-race-by-trade-deadline.ece

Erat, Fiddler and Miller trade talk from cbc

It’s public knowledge that Erat, owner of the penthouse in Capitals head coach Adam Oates’ doghouse, asked to be dealt. While there will be interest because Erat’s salary is $2.25 million lower than his cap hit next season, the fact that he’s now made two trade requests in less than 12 months hurts, even though no one could have predicted what’s happened in Washington.

Asked which team is the best he’s seen this season, McPhee said: “St. Louis. I didn’t realize some of their forwards are as good as they are.” He named Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Vern Fiddler is being shopped

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported yesterday that one of the reasons Stars center Vern Fiddler is being shopped is because he asked for more playing time. Stars coach Lindy Ruff addressed that situation after the morning skate Wednesday.

RUMOURS DU JOUR

Dallas GM Jim Nill has been actively working the phones trying to make changes and has shopped C Vernon Fiddler. Making $1.8 million through 2013-14, I’m told the Maple Leafs looked at the possibility of bringing in Fiddler in a third or fourth-line role but decided they didn’t have the cap space to make that move.

Fiddler is an effective player if the Stars want to find him a new hole they will … It would be surprising if defenceman Matt Niskanen finishes the season with the Penguins. With a cap hit of $2.3 million, he is set to become a UFA and it’s believed GM Ray Shero has been sniffing around to see what he might be able get in return. After signing defenceman Kris Letang to a massive extension last summer, there likely isn’t any room to keep Niskanen and he should be able to bring a good return if Pittsburgh decides to make the move … Columbus coach Todd Richards is on the hotseat. Since taking over last year, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen hasn’t played the coach firing card and the club has taken a step back this year. The only guy who can save Richards job is goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and he has to stop the puck.

Wear a poppy on Remembrance Day.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/11/09/where-are-all-the-bold-moves-edmonton-oilers-general-manager-craig-mactavish-promised-when-he-took-over

Rome on Waivers

Seguin close to being traded to the Stars for Eriksson

The Boston Bruins and Dallas stars appear to be closing in a trade that would see two prominent players swap jerseys.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the clubs are close to a deal that would see Tyler Seguin heading to Dallas, with Loui Eriksson going to Boston.

Dallas Stars News

What kind of moves can we expect from Nill this offseason? With a boatload of cap space, and a plethra of tradeable assets (take your pick) do you see them hitting the FA board hard, or looking at trades to bring in top 6 talent on the offense and a #1 big D-man who can eat a lot of minutes and protect Kari?

I would lean more toward trades. 1. They do have a ton of assets, many of whom are similar. 2. The trade market should be boosted by the fact that the salary cap is going down next season. I think the trade market could be very interesting for the Stars this summer.

 

DREGER: STARS TO REPLACE GM NIEUWENDYK WITH NILL

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, all indications are that the Stars will replace Nieuwendyk with Detroit Red Wings assistant general manager Jim Nill with an announcement to come as early as Monday.

Dreger also reports that head coach Glen Gulutzan’s future is still unclear and a decision on his role is expected to made at a later date.

Nieuwendyk was named the Stars general manager on June 1 2009. And in the four seasons under his leadership, the team failed to make the post-season.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=421873

Roy to the Canucks

Canucks have acquired Derek Roy from stars for D Kevin Connauton and a 2nd rd pick.

Stars to trade Jagr

It appears the Dallas Stars have decided to trade Jaromir Jagr.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that the Stars, who are 12th in the Western Conference, will look to move the veteran forward before Wednesday’s deadline.