Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 3/18/14
The Dallas Stars have undergone a rebuilding process, after missing the postseason for five straight years. During this time they’ve acquired lots of young talent, while also retaining key veterans. This season, the Stars entered the Olympic break in 8th place of the Western Conference. While this is a good sign, the Stars cannot simply continue to be “Sellers” at the trade deadline. Seemingly the past few seasons they have not been in contention for the playoffs this deep into the season, so understandably they try to trade some of their assets in order to get new young players that will benefit them into the future. The time has come for them to quit selling their future, and build a team around the star young players that they have. Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Kari Lehtonen are proving to be some of the brightest young players in the league. With these young players and most of them having big game experience (Be it the playoffs (Seguin), or Olympics (Benn & Lehtonen)). It is my belief that with the core that the Stars currently possess that they should not trade their veterans to other playoff contending teams, but should instead look to add players that could help to ensure that the Stars will make it back to the postseason. One such player that I feel they should target is Dan Girardi, defenseman currently with the New York Rangers. What Girardi could bring is depth to what is the weakest part of the stars current roster. By adding Dan it would help to reduce the minutes that veterans like Trevor Daley will have to play. Girardi has been consistently among the league leaders in minutes played, and being able to provide that depth would surely make for a better defensive unit. However, the price to acquire him might be high because the Rangers are also in playoff contention. With that being said I feel that a viable trade would be to send the Rangers Ray Whitney and a 3rd-round pick in exchange for Girardi. The Rangers would gain another winger who could provide them some leadership, while also not being a defensive liability. The Stars need to take whatever action possible to ensure that they make the postseason this year, because building depth only is acceptable for so many years. Now is the time to build around the young core we have and to move forward with the young talent to become a stronger team overall. The Stars must be buyers and push for a higher seed so that they can return to hold Lord Stanley’s Trophy once more . The post Dallas Stars: Playoffs need to become the rule, not the exception appeared first on isportsweb.

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

PLAYERS: Jamie Benn
TEAMS: Dallas Stars
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ex-NFLers react to news of Terry Glenn dying in car accident

Travis Kelce after loss to Giants: ‘Guys have to get called out’

Saints lose breakout pass rusher Alex Okafor for season

Broncos reportedly fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy

Jay Cutler’s wife seems fed up with this ‘football s—‘

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Hue Jackson says DeShone Kizer will start for rest of 2017

Jones has no problem telling other NFL owners to ‘pipe down’

Richard Sherman shades Bills for benching Tyrod Taylor

Report: D’Onta Foreman believed to have torn Achilles’ tendon

Hue Jackson sticking with DeShone Kizer for Week 12

Report: Josh Rosen especially upset over Jim Mora firing

Sports & Politics Intersect: Is Jerry out of his league?

The 'An I, Tonya for an eye (or knee)' quiz

Should the Broncos make Tyrod Taylor their next quarterback?

15 mid-majors you need to know before you hear about them in March

NCAA college football 2017 Week 12 predictions

NFL Week 11 predictions

Follow Ben Simmons as he leads us to the NBA's unknown future

The Saints flipped the script to revive their season

The 15 best and 15 worst MLB signings of the last decade

The 'It's a major award!' quiz

Vikings' unnecessary quarterback conundrum is Mike Zimmer's doing

Time to admit the Blues are good, but can they be great?

Stars News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

NFL Week 11 injury report

Sports & Politics Intersect: Is Jerry out of his league?

15 mid-majors you need to know before you hear about them in March

The 'An I, Tonya for an eye (or knee)' quiz

Should the Broncos make Tyrod Taylor their next quarterback?

The 15 best and 15 worst MLB signings of the last decade

The 'It's a major award!' quiz

Follow Ben Simmons as he leads us to the NBA's unknown future

The Saints flipped the script to revive their season

NFL Week 11 predictions

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker