After the ending of the 2012 NHL lockout Dallas Stars fans were among the most eager of NHL fans to see the productivity that the Dallas Stars would have in the 2012-2013 season. The Stars had a busy offseason during the summer of 2012 preparing for the upcoming season. Although they had traded away the talented Mike Ribeiro, they had acquired Derek Roy from the Buffalo Sabres, the experienced Ray Whitney, as well as the Czech sensation, Jaromir Jagr.
Picking up these veterans was intended to bring experienced leadership to a somewhat young Dallas Stars team, which had failed to make the playoffs since the 2007-08 season.
The results were not as expected, making the fans and staff unsatisfied.
Past the halfway point of the season and approaching the trade deadline, there were changes needed to be made.
The days prior to the trade deadline it would be an underestimate to say that there were changes that had been made to the roster. Fans were hoping for the trade deadline to bring in ...