In Alex Goligoski’s report card, I noted that though he experienced a few slip-ups during his season, he is still a quality leader and defenseman that the Stars can use for the seasons down the road.
Alex Goligoski entered his 4th season with Dallas, after spending the entirety of his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His season began with an ugly performance and nothing good to note. So, Lindy Ruff decided to jumble the defensive pairs and stuck Goligoski with Trevor Daley. This pair was a truly thriving one and led the Stars’ struggling defense all the way to the postseason. Many Stars fans were hoping Jim Nill would make a move before the trade deadline and send Alex Goligoski, a turnover machine down the stretch to the trade deadline, somewhere besides Big D. But Goligoski proved them all wrong and picked up his play, finishing his 81 of 82 game regular season with 6 goals, his second most in a season since joining the Stars, and 36 assists, setting a new record for his pro career.
He ended up showing up in his Stars’ postseason debut. He pulled off 1 goal and ended up finding a teammate’s tape 3 times throughout his 6 game performance in the playoffs. It seems that as long as he is paired up with Daley, everything works out for the best regarding the Stars blue line.
Goligoski currently holds on to a contract that pins him in Dallas for the next 2 seasons. His salary includes a $4,600,000 settlement for the upcoming season, and a $4,800,000 settlement for his last guaranteed season in Dallas.
Alex Goligoski is a helpful member of the Stars’ blue line and Dallas is lucky to have him. As long as the Stars have him with Daley, they need not worry about how the first line will perform.
But now’s your chance to express how the Stars should act. VOTE below on how YOU think the Stars should deal with Alex Goligoski’s future in Big D: