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The question isn’t whether perpetual bubble team Dallas will make rentals Jaromir Jagr (who leads the team in scoring), Brenden Morrow, Derek Roy and Eric Nystrom available, the question is whether the Stars will begin a meaningful overhaul by dangling Loui Eriksson?
Because if they do, the Rangers would be mighty interested.
On his 41st birthday, Jagr was asked if he was considering retirement. He answered by saying he’d continue to play as long as he could in the NHL, equating his love of the game to marriage.
“Would you have imagined you’re going to stay with your wife that long?” Jagr told the Dallas Morning News. “Well, you love her. You’re going to stay with her as long as you can. If you don’t, there’s no reason to be with her. It’s the same thing with hockey for me. I just love the game.”
A lot has happened to Derek Roy in the past year, and he might just be getting started with the changes of life.
Roy battled through an injury-plagued season in Buffalo last season, battled with coach Lindy Ruff and finally left after eight seasons. Traded for Steve Ott in the summer, Roy looked forward to a fresh start in a new town. However, a quick physical revealed some looseness in his shoulder, and the Stars decided to give him surgery to fix it. That kept Roy out through the lockout, and contributed to a slow start when he returned in January.
And now, just as he seems to be finding his stride, there is talk that he might be traded.
Even though it involved two separate transactions, the Dallas Stars essentially swapped out Mike Ribiero for Derek Roy last summer, shipping Ribiero to the Washington Capitals and then bringing Roy in from the Buffalo Sabres to essentially fill his role as the team’s No. 2 centre. Ribiero has 29 points in 26 games for the Capitals and is seven points ahead of Alex Ovechkin at the top of the team’s scoring race, while Roy has 15 points in 21 games for the Stars. Both are unrestricted free agents this coming summer and the speculation is that Dallas, a team burned by Brad Richards’s departure two years ago, will likely move Roy at the deadline if negotiations on a contract extension reach an impasse. The theory that Roy will land with the Vancouver Canucks as a rental makes a lot of sense, considering Vancouver’s needs for help down the middle, in Ryan Kesler’s absence …
With the NHL trade deadline less than a month away, NHL scouts have been out and about getting in-person looks at the various players known to be on the trading block.
According to Twitter reports from The Fourth Period’s Dennis Bernstein and the Morning News’s Mike Heika, Boston has been one of the six teams that have attended the Stars’ last two games, along with Pittsburgh, Toronto, Columbus, Minnesota and the New York Rangers.
talked to Brenden Morrow about the April 3 trade deadline, and he had a refreshing point of view.
Morrow knows that there’s a very good chance he could be traded, as he can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer and the Stars appear to have no interest in signing him. At age 34, he believes he still has plenty to give, and he is taking a calm attitude about handling the trade talk.
Brenden Morrow, like Cole, is 34. Like the 6-2, 205-pound Cole, he plays a power forward role, although, lacking Cole’s size, he does it more with grit. Morrow is an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. If the team is happy to take on Cole’s contract for two more years, will the Stars value their captain the same? Or is he on his way out?
Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk breaks down reasoning behind Erik Cole trade: ‘He’s a player who helps us right now’
Looking to add size and net presence — and to maximize contract security — the Stars on Tuesday acquired Erik Cole from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Michael Ryder and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL draft.
Cole is expected to join the team at practice Wednesday and be ready to play Thursday at home against Edmonton.
The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Erik Cole to the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Michael Ryder.
The trade returns Ryder to the organization that drafted him in the eighth round (216th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Canadiens netminder Carey Price tweeted out to his former teammate shortly after hearing the news.
Stars beat writer Mike Heika answered questions in a chat on Thursday. Here are some highlights.
Do you think Ryder’s days are numbered in a Stars uniform? what do you think we can get in a trade for him Mike?