I am not buying it quite yet. Sure there has been a little bit more rumblings about the sale of the team getting close, and this time no one is shooting it down right away. But wasn’t the Rangers sale supposed to be done about 9 months before it finally did end? There is starting to be a little hope that maybe this team has a new owner around the time that the season kicks-off in October. And if so then that would be great for the team, because even if they can’t add on salary during the season it means by next May (assuming we are not playing hockey anymore by then) then the Stars will be able to spend.
How much will the Stars be able to spend? Well the Stars could spend about $10 million and at least get back up somewhat near the cap, but how much exactly will be spent will be up to the new own or owners. I don’t think it will just pop up overnight and go perfectly, but if it does that would be great. Just after watching and trying to follow the whole process with the sale of the Rangers, we never know exactly how this will go. Either way it appears that unless something major happens the Stars should have new ownership by next summer and we will see the team be able to spend money. So hide your kids and hide your wife, hopefully the Stars will be snatching some people up next year. Or a least a few and resigning some guys. Only time will tell I guess.