Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/23/12
The words of Les Jackson recently proved prophetic in how the Stars would approach the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft. Dallas' director of player personnel might have tipped the organization's hand a bit as to its draft strategy. "I think we're pretty secure (in the organization) in a lot of positions, but we're a little thin at center ice," Jackson said. "That's an area that long term and short term we always have to continue to look at." Dallas had the 13th overall pick in the draft, but before the Stars were even on the clock, the club made news by announcing it had traded 32-year-old center Mike Ribeiro to the Capitals for 21-year-old center Cody Eakin and a second-round pick. Trading Ribeiro, who had centered the Stars' top line for the last few seasons, leaves a pretty big vacancy on the Dallas roster, which is without a true No. 1 center. One possibility is Jamie Benn, a 2012 NHL All-Star, and another is Steve Ott, who could get a shot despite appearing to be best su...
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