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.
Ott was a fan favorite but he was just a role player. So if the Stars are moving, why were they pushing so hard to be moved out of the Pacific division and into a CST division? And Stars management was pushing for this realignment more than any other team. Doesn't make since they would push for that change and then move to the Pacific.
And as for Gigliardi (sp) not being local, he does a lot of real estate development work in Dallas and is here several times a month anyway. So while not a local, he is pretty close.