Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/12/12
After quite a flurry that coincided with the opening of NHL free agency in early July, Dallas Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk admits that with the club signing Jaromir Jagr to a one-year contract on July 3 for $4.55 million, the Dallas brass can finally take a breather and get some much-needed time off. "No, I think I'm going to the lake next week and turning my phone off," Nieuwendyk said on a July 5 conference call about the Jagr signing. "I think we're pretty much done now." Dallas adding Jagr came only a short time after the Stars signed fellow veteran Ray Whitney to a two-year, $9 million deal on July 1, the same day the club also added ex-Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. And on July 2, the Stars acquired veteran center Derek Roy from the Buffalo Sabres for fan favorite Steve Ott and Adam Pardy. These moves all came after the Stars traded No. 1 center Mike Ribeiro to the Capitals on the opening night of the 2012 NHL Draft for young center Cody Eakin. But it...
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