Understanding the Stars trade for Max Domi
Dallas needed to make a move and they did on Thursday night.
Jim Nill was never going to be one of the first GMs to jump at the trade deadline.
Even in a year where the market has been uber hot, 37 trades since last Friday as of this morning, Nill was always going to stick to his philosophies.
Don’t over react to the market. Wait things out. Don’t trade first-round picks for rentals.
In the end, the Stars ended up with Max Domi, sending a second-round pick and Anton Khudobin to the Chicago Blackhawks for the pending UFA.
Domi fits a box the Stars needed to fill.
Mason Marchment hasn’t been the top-six producer the Stars were hoping for, and as other teams have loaded up the Stars lack of an additional top-six pop had become more and move evident in the month of February.
Last week when Domi and Patrick Kane decided to destroy the Stars themselves, it was one of the final straws for the Stars brass, who have have historically been overly swayed — in the right or wrong way — by individual performances against their team.
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