Dallas Stars: Is John Klingberg worth a new contract or is his star fading?

Dallas Stars, John Klingberg (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Dallas Stars: RFA’s and UFA’s that take precedence over a Klingberg contract

John Klingberg has been struggling these past few years and it’s shown. He’s had a few very clutch moments but like his plus/minus stat line he’s been a cause for loss more than one for victory. There are 8 combined UFA’s and RFA’s that should be a priority for Dallas to sign before bringing back Klingberg.

With only $21 million to work with on the salary cap this coming offseason, the Stars will need to be cautious in who they don’t re-sign. A couple of the veterans can be brought back on cheap 1-2 year deals.

This will allow the Stars to still have money to re-sign some key RFA’s like Jake Oettinger, Denis Gurianov, and Jason Robertson. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather secure our future instead of living in the past, and I would definitely prefer to have all of the above-mentioned players over one waning star defenseman.