Dallas Stars Rumors: 5 Centers To Target This Offseason

Top 5 Centers the Dallas Stars Will Pursue

Tyler Seguin
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After establishing one of the NHL’s elite young lines with Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Valeri Nichushkin, the Dallas Stars have work to do to build on their success. Their first priority should be building a quality second line to complement their skilled core. With the amount of centers on the market via trade or free agency, the Stars will have plenty of options to increase their depth down the middle.

5. David Legwand

David Legwand
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5. David Legwand

David Legwand
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Longtime Nashville Predator and short-time Detroit Red Wing David Legwand may not be as sexy a name as some of the others on the list, but he would no doubt be an effective cog on the Stars’ second line. Playing in a similar market in Nashville would surely make luring the unrestricted free agent to Dallas a little bit easier.

4. Vincent Lecavalier

Vincent Lecavalier
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4. Vincent Lecavalier

Vincent Lecavalier
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The Stars had interest last summer when Lecavalier was a free agent before he signed with the Flyers. Getting spurned by Lecavalier caused the Stars to go out and trade for Tyler Seguin from the Boston Bruins. A year later with Lecavalier on the block, could the Stars pursue him as a complement to Seguin?

3. Jason Spezza

Jason Spezza
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3. Jason Spezza

Jason Spezza
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The career Ottawa Senator has asked out of Canada’s capital and will surely be moved by draft day. With the Stars’ young talent and the front office willing to make gusty moves, could Spezza be coming to Dallas? He’d be a costlier get in terms of assets and money but could make the Stars closer to contending in the tough Western Conference.

2. Paul Stastny

Paul Stastny
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2. Paul Stastny

Paul Stastny
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As the cream of the unrestricted free agent crop, Paul Stastny will have plenty of suitors. Could the Stars be one of them? If they are willing to pay him market rate, the team’s young talent and exciting brand of hockey could very sell itself to the U.S. Olympian.

1. Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler
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1. Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler
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Much like Spezza, Ryan Kesler has requested a trade from a Canadian team and will surely be on the move. While he’d cost the team assets his versatility and defensive acumen would make him the perfect fit on the Stars’ second line. The only question is would Vancouver be willing to trade him to another Western Conference team?

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