Dallas Stars Daily Links: Trade Deadline Passes With No Major Moves For The Stars
Jim Nill surveyed the table and held most of his cards - but why? Plus, winners and losers of the 2020 trade deadline, side-eyeing the emergency-goalie rule, and more.
The Dallas Stars didn’t make much of a splash at the trade deadline, and those who have watched GM Jim Nill for the past minute probably could have guessed that.
Getting Stephen Johns back from long-term injured reserve added a top-four defender to the Stars’ arsenal. But the team’s depleted assets played their own role, Stars staff writer Jeff Odom reminds us:
After dealing several draft picks in previous seasons for players like Taylor Fedun, Ben Lovejoy, Marc Methot and Mats Zuccarello, Nill admitted he was reluctant to part ways with more. Instead, the Stars wound up gaining an asset, giving them now five total selections entering this summer.
”We talked to a lot of teams — we had some things going,” Nill said. “Once again, I get back to the past couple years, we’ve made a lot of trades and used a lot of picks, and I went into this deadline with the mindset that we just can’t keep doing that. ... So, lots of talk, but in the end, nothing really came close.”
The trade of Texas Stars blueliner Emil Djuse for a sixth-round draft pick added a drop to the Stars’ depleted pick pool, plus it made room for up-and-coming prospects, Nill said:
“He is a little bit older player, a free agent that we signed. Don’t know if he’s coming back or not next year, so this gave us a chance to grab an asset,” Nill said of Djuse, who came to Dallas from the Swedish Elite League on a one-year, entry-level contract last April and is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason.
”We’ve got some young defenseman that are going to be coming in once their junior playoffs are done, so we’ll add some depth that way and give those young kids an opportunity.”
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Nill declined to discuss the Joe Thornton trade rumors, reports Sean Shapiro.
Nill wouldn't address the Thornton reports. Said Stars came into today expecting how things would play out and said he likes where the team is at.— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) February 24, 2020
Meanwhile, the Stars get back to business tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes in PNC Arena.
On the road again. Come out to our official Watching Party tomorrow when the Stars take on the Hurricanes!— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 24, 2020
Join us at Shark Club Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m. to watch hockey, have the chance to win prizes and enjoy good food and drink.#GoStars pic.twitter.com/eSmGZdKjzy
Around The League(s)
It was all quiet on Murderers’ Row yesterday – including, for the most part, in trade action, which is why so many Central Division teams show up as losers on the ESPN list.
Here’s @wyshynski and I on everything that went down at the NHL trade deadline.— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) February 24, 2020
Lots of winners, some losers, and a few things we’re still undecided on. https://t.co/F1hTq5VOUA
The Jumbo trade was the dog that didn’t bark – although it seems that Thornton himself may have preferred another outcome.
From what I’m told, Joe Thornton is at least a little disappointed nothing came to fruition today regarding a trade. This is not a situation where he simply told Doug Wilson not to trade him. They were working on it. For whatever reason, nothing happened.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) February 24, 2020
Meanwhile, his cosmic twin, Patrick Marleau, is going to the Pittsburgh Penguins – the team that originally drafted him in 1997.
Patrick Marleau has played more NHL games than any player in history without winning the Stanley Cup. The Penguins, who have acquired him from the Sharks, are hoping to change that. https://t.co/erARMTVPTF— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) February 25, 2020
The Canes added Vincent Trocheck, Brady Skjei and Sami Vatanen, because the Metropolitan is giving the Central a run for its money in the #Murder stakes.
Hurricanes' haul one of biggest storylines of Trade Deadline https://t.co/uBpfoFQWdc via @NHLdotcom— NHL.com (@NHLdotcom) February 25, 2020
Former Stars left wing Devin Shore is heading for Ohio and an actual shot at postseason action.
TRADE: #CBJ acquire C Devin Shore from the @AnaheimDucks in exchange for LW Sonny Milano. https://t.co/t4LkC4vgWa— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) February 24, 2020
David Ayres joined Scott Foster as one of the league’s instant movie-of-the-week stories, so of course we need to discuss how to keep it from ever happening again.
“If the Dallas Cowboys had three quarterbacks get hurt, they don't go downtown Dallas and see if any accountants can throw the pigskin around.”— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 24, 2020
While the David Ayres storyline was fun to watch, Kris Versteeg shares his thoughts on why it shouldn't happen again. #SNTrade pic.twitter.com/OXmu89YbHK
And Scottie Upshall announced his retirement on live TV.
.@ScottieUpshall calls it a career on #TradeCentre 👏 pic.twitter.com/IT8UFTybvQ— TSN (@TSN_Sports) February 24, 2020
Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park
Blueliner Taylor Fedun is back in Big D after wrapping up a conditioning stint with the Texas Stars.
Taylor Fedun's conditioning stint with the #txstars comes to an end as he rejoins the @DallasStars.— Texas Stars (@TexasStars) February 23, 2020
Read: https://t.co/kPUmx9dFsE pic.twitter.com/BQBbvhel5G
Marty Turco mic’ed up. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
"I feel like Kermit the Frog right here, know what I'm saying?"— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) February 24, 2020
Here's a sneak peek of @mturco35 mic'd up during the alumni game. 😂@DS_Foundation | #GoStars pic.twitter.com/oU8WqCDvpS