The past few weeks have made it painfully obvious that the Dallas Stars are going to be a team that goes all the way down to the final day of the regular season to find out if they make the playoffs. That fact alone is why I’m confused by the team trading Brenden Morrow this week. Morrow did have to waive his no-trade clause to be traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins but why would you move a player who has spent his entire career with Dallas?
Dallas did get a top prospect back in Joe Morrow, no relation to Brenden. Brenden Morrow is a player that scored 33 goals just two seasons ago, and with Dallas on the edges of the playoffs, it sounds to me like a bad time to make this trade. The Stars could find themselves in the playoffs and that is the goal at the beginning of the season anyway. I’m sure Morrow will help Pittsburgh get that top seed in the Eastern Conference, and the fans in Dallas will be forced to watch Morrow on their televisions instead of in their own arena fighting for a championship.
Morrow is going to be an unrestricted free agent when the season ends and that may have come into the decision of Dallas to trade him away but I’m still not a fan of it. Morrow has done everything he can do for the team over the last 14 seasons and I think deserved another chance to win a title with the Stars. Dallas will regret this trade unless Joe Morrow becomes the next Brenden Morrow.