The Stars just flipped two one-year rentals for prospects, which is precisely what teams in their position SHOULD be doing.
They did what the Rangers should have been doing with Josh (let him go for nothing) and Elvis (need pitching but instead we lock him up when we already have his replacement in Profar).
The only problem is that there aren't enough core Stars fans to make this work long term and the team couldn't find anyone local to buy the team.
The North Stars built a good team but Dallas ended up with the benefits, though that was due to facility issues. The Stars are building a good team but Seattle will end up with the benefits due to lack of core fanbase.
The Ott deal, OTOH, still stings, even though it was probably a good hockey trade.
And that's what tipped me off that the Dallas ownership isn't interested in keeping the local fans on board. You don't trade a fan favorite for a rental, especially when your team isn't playoff material in the first place.
This post was edited on 4/2 at 3:39 pm