Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 9/18/14
The scene in The Hunt For Red October when Sean Connery and Scott Glenn are attempting to outrun the evil Russian sub helmed by Stellan Skarsgaard in one of his notable pre-Good Will Hunting roles features a line by Courtney B. Vance, sonar operator on the Red October that sums up what could be heard by the current members of the stars: "Way to go Dallas." Vance says this emphatically when the USS Dallas directs a torpedo away from Red October, but you have to imagine Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk being almost as excited with several of the moves his squad made today. Dallas finished six points out of the final playoff spot and their 89 points was good enough for 10th in the West. The Stars made a move quickly after free agency began on Sunday, July 1 by signing 41-year old Ray Whitney to a two-year, $9 million contract. They followed that up on Monday by jettisoning agitating center Steve Ott to Buffalo in a deal for veteran pivot Derek Roy. Ott's name was bandied about at ...
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