Originally written April 02, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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In just over one week, the Dallas Stars have traded away the franchise's longtime captain, the club's current leading scorer and a player the team got in an offseason deal that sent a fan favorite to the Eastern Conference. Of course, Stars fans by now know that the first domino to fall came last Sunday when Dallas announced that captain Brenden Morrow had been dealt to Pittsburgh for minor-league defenseman Joe Morrow and a draft pick. And by now, local hockey backers know that Jaromir Jagr will be heading to Boston and that center Derek Roy, who was acquired in a summer trade with Buffalo for the gritty and fan favorite Steve Ott, is headed to Vancouver with prospects coming back to the Stars in both deals. While Stars fans might lament the fact that these deals illustrate that the organization's brass feel this year's club as it was constructed had little chance of ending a playoff dry spell that extends back to the 2007-08 season, when Dallas fell to Detroit i...
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