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Dallas Stars Daily Links: More Trades on the Way?

Could Brett Ritchie be the next Star to go? Plus, taking a closer look at the Shore-Cogliano trade, whether Stars fans should be panicking right now, and more.

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The Dallas Stars made an unexpected move yesterday when they traded forward Devin Shore to the Anaheim Ducks for forward Andrew Cogliano. But the Stars might not be done on the trade front, and have also explored trading another former draft pick, Brett Ritchie.

The Stars, however, did not seem to get much interest in the struggling forward:

As recently as two weeks ago, the Stars put out feelers to other teams to gauge what type of interest there would be in the winger, who has been a frequent healthy scratch and only has four points in 24 games… Considering how Ritchie has played this season there unsurprisingly isn’t much interest.

If the team can’t trade Ritchie, he’ll likely remain on the roster instead of being waived, but, well, you know:

The Stars could put Ritchie through waivers and send him to the AHL, but they fear losing a player for nothing and Ritchie could qualify as a player not worth trading for, but deserving of a waiver claim.

You can read much more in Sean Shapiro’s recent Shap Shots here.

Stars Stories

Here’s a rough idea of how several Stars fans feel about the Devin Shore trade:

Mark Stepneski breaks down what Andrew Cogliano could bring to the table now that he’s in Victory Green: [NHL]

The roller-coaster continues:

Central Census

It was a busy night in the Central, with four teams taking to the ice:

More reason to be (slightly) optimistic: the Stars are still comfortably sitting in a playoff spot:

League Links

Should Stars fans be panicking? Maybe according to DownGoesBrown:

The ESPN crew has a hard time agreeing on which team has the best line in the league: [ESPN]

Finally, we’re focusing on what the Shore-Cogliano trade means for Dallas, obviously, but it’s just as significant for the Ducks: