There’s no denying it has been a busy summer for the Stars. The organization has a new general manager, a new head coach and a slew of new names on the roster. Today’s edition of the Hat Trick gives you a sneak peak into a few.
Valeri Nichuchkin took his place on the 2013 NHL draft stage as Dallas’ first overall draft pick, and the decision to nab another winger seemed an odd one for Dallas. But take a look at some of the Russian’s highlights from his time with Dynamo Moscow and hear how he’s anticipated to measure up, and it all becomes a little more clear.
Midway through last season, it was clear the Stars were preparing for an eventful offseason. Trading Brenden Morrow seemed to be the most shocking move the organization could make at the time; and then Joe Nieuwendyk got his walking papers. Since Jim Nill has stepped into Joe’s shoes, the team has grown and developed by leaps and bounds, but will his efforts be for naught?
In Dallas’ biggest move of the offseason, the Stars acquired Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and prospect Ryan Button from Boston for Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and Joe Morrow. Many have grown concerned with Seguin’s youth, inexperience and occassional unprofessionalism. Others have celebrated the acquisition of the 21-year-old. Some even think he may be a blast from Dallas’ Stanley-Cup winning past.