Another look at possible off-season moves by the Stars, as well as why the club should retain Steve Ott and captain Brenden Morrow.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Mike Heika believes if the Dallas Stars can obtain a star player like Zach Parise this summer, it could force them to shed some salary, which could mean dealing away forwards Steve Ott and team captain Brenden Morrow, whom Heika believes would attract interest in this summer’s trade market. Heika thinks the Stars could get Parise via free agency, and believes they should also make a trade for a defenseman. Kevin Sherrington, meanwhile, recently responding to live chat questions, believes it would alienate fans by trading away Ott and Morrow.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If, however, the Stars were to land a big fish like Parise, and had to move Ott and/or Morrow to make room for him, Stars fans would understand. It remains to be seen, however, if GM Joe Nieuwendyk can successfully sell Parise on the Stars, as the left winger has indicated how important it is for him to play for a Cup contender, leading to speculation Parise could sign with the Detroit Red Wings or NY Rangers if he doesn’t re-sign with the Devils.