The trade winds haven’t quite started swirling around the NHL yet, but it could be any day now that we begin to see moves start taking place, especially in a shortened season.
When those winds, a.k.a. rumors, start firing up, you can bet that Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow will be among those included in talks. In all likelihood, you can expect Morrow to be sporting a new sweater by the time April rolls around.
The Morrow talks have been going around since last summer, when there were a couple teams believed to have had interest in the now 34-year-old. Morrow has been with the organization since he came into the league in 1999, but he could be seeing his last days with the franchise.
Interest is sure to be high for a guy like Morrow. He’s a veteran, obviously a leader in the locker room, and brings the size to the forward lines that many teams would covet. He’s a power forward capable of bringing the physical game, but also putting up 40 or 50 points.
If you needed an actual signal that the Stars were planning on trading Morrow, look no further than their recent acquisition of Erik Cole. Cole has two years remaining on his contract, whereas Morrow is a free agent this summer. They are very similar in their style of play, which all but sends Morrow out the door.
It will be interesting to see where Morrow could head, whether it’s this season or this summer. It’s highly unlikely that the Stars will wait until he’s a free agent this summer and just let him walk. They’ll deal him this season. It’s just going to be a matter of when and where.