Dallas Stars: Five Best Trade Deadline Acquisitions in Stars History

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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 4: Dallas Stars Daryl Reaugh interviews the new Team General Manager Jim Nill as the Dallas Stars unveiled their new logo and uniforms during a ceremony at the American Airlines Center.

The Dallas Stars are quickly approaching the February 26, 2:00pm trade deadline. Let’s take a look back at their very best deadline deals since the Stars franchise moved to Big D.

The Dallas Stars rarely make trades, in the scope of the entire National Hockey League. Especially as of recently, their strategy is generally just “lay low, let the good deals and good players come to you.”

When they do make a trade, it’s a seismic event that shifts the very identity of their team and that of their trade partner. This is usually far before the deadline (Joe Nieuwendyk for Jarome Iginla in on December 20, 1995), or in the offseason (Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza acquisitions).

Such as this offseason, when Ben Bishop and Marc Methot found themselves in a Stars sweater thanks to a nifty deal set into play by general manager Jim Nill. The Stars, specifically Nill, are offseason maestros and trade deadline hermit crabs.

It might be the same this year (we hope not, but still). Luckily, us Dallas Stars fans are treated to a splendid, team-altering transaction at the deadline every once in awhile.

While the Stars, in the last decade most notably, have been very quiet at the mid-season shutdown, we still have plenty of these deals to sort through.

Here in this article are the five best Dallas Stars trade deadline acquisitions since their 1993-94 departure from Minnesota to Texas.

Some of these attainments were sturdy role players that grew into fan favorites, while some were prime superstars and high-round Draft picks.

Nonetheless, this slideshow is chocked full of excitement that might bring back the feeling of dealing for a new player. Start the countdown of the five-best Stars deadline deals by clicking below.

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