Jim Nill has been around. The Dallas Stars GM won four Stanley Cups during his 19-year tenure with the Detroit Red Wings organization, and he has been the man in Dallas for six seasons to date. So when the opportunity came knocking on a variety of fronts July 1, the veteran exec was ready to pounce. His Stars came within a Game 7 double-overtime goal of knocking out the eventual champs from St. Louis in the second round. Now Dallas has the weapons to go all the way.
The headliner of the summer free-agent haul was erstwhile San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, joined by a pair of fallen veterans bought out by their previous teams: Corey Perry of Anaheim and Andrej Sekera of Edmonton. Pavelski saw the cap space writing on the wall in San Jose, while Perry and Sekera are ready to prove they...
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