He’s not here for the Blackhawks convention. Not many on this side of the pond have seen him, unless they’ve watched his game highlights on YouTube.
Key players from another Stanley Cup-winning season are gone. Some were traded due to cap issues. Some were not signed again for the same reason.
Jim Nill said it often, in some form or another, on Saturday. The Dallas Stars have a plan, and that plan includes trying to emulate a certain franchise/trading partner as much as possible.
Patrick Sharp felt the emotional mix once he found out he was traded to the Dallas Stars.
The move was made primarily to help ease the Blackhawks’ salary-cap issues, the problems we all knew they were going to have entering the 2015-16 season.