The Dallas stars are very pleased to have made a splash in the UFA market by acquiring Mark Giordano. It took 13 weeks of offers for the Stars to land the 35 year old defenseman. The stars management started at 4.8 million for their first offer thirteen weeks ago and finally ended up in agreement on a one year deal worth 6 100 000$. At first the idea was to use Gio as a rental player and let him go at the end of the season but so far in 19 nhl games for the Calgary flames Giordano has managed impressive numbers with 2 goals and 16 assists for 18 points. If the 6.01 200lbs defensemen can keep up those numbers through out the 2018-2019 season you better believe that they will be offering him a contract as their loyalty next year. Mark Giordano will be able to help the stars in all situations. With his ratings of 77ov , 72 sc and 83 df he will be playing on the powerplay with Rasmus Ristolainen and on the penalty kill with Duncan keith on the first units. The stars are extremely happy with the acquisition and are not done yet. The only position left to be filled will be a backup goaltender. The starts feel that if they acquire a descent backup tender it will relieve pressure on Talbot. The only problem here is that the Dallas stars are extremely close to the cap ceiling so the intended target for a backup goalie will have to be on a cheaper contract. All the Stars can hope for now is that they did enough to get them into the playoffs for a second year in a row.
Go stars Go!