Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/17/14

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: Ray Whitney of the Phoenix Coyotes during the NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Jobing.com Arena on November 3, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Those who thought the Dallas Stars were currently in the middle of a full-blown youth movement might have been a bit taken aback when the club announced early on Sunday afternoon it had inked Ray Whitney, a 40-year-old veteran winger who spent his last two seasons playing for ex-Stars coach Dave Tippett in Phoenix, to a two-year deal to the tune of 9 million. Of course, this signing might fly in the face of what Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk and new owner Tom Gaglardi have been saying over the last few months, about the best way to return the club to NHL relevance is to do so by building from within. But the addition of Whitney is a solid move for several reasons. Maybe the biggest reason the Stars pulled the trigger on bringing this savvy veteran to Big D for the next two seasons is that arguably the biggest area where he has the most impact is on the power play, a group that after ranking dead last in the NHL last season needs all the help it can get. Whitney had eight power play goal...
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