It’s Already Been a Busy Off-Season for the Dallas Stars

July 4th, 2010 by Tyler Juranovich Leave a reply »
The Dallas Stars finished their disappointing season 12th in the Western Confernece. Inconsistency plagued the team as, late in the year, their playoff dreams faded fast.

When a team misses the playoffs, the main job for the GM is to bring in players or coaches that will help the team have a better shot at making the playoffs next season. Dallas has very limited cap room and were expected to be fairly silent during free agency.     

Surprisingly, the Stars signed ex-Blackahawk Adam Burish to a $1.15 million contract and Andrew Raycroft to a $700,000 contract. The signings brought the Stars closer to the magic number of $45 million, leaving people to wonder if there is anymore wiggle room for restricted free agents Nicklas Grossman, Matt Niskanen, and James Neal.         

The signing of Raycroft is a very smart one. His contract is structured so he could either be sent to the AHL and be paid only $105,000 instead of the $750,000 if he’s in the NHL. That’s only in the first year though.       

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