Last season, Avery only managed to play in 57 games for the Rangers, thanks to injuries. In those 57 games, he did manage to tally 15 goals and 18 points for 33 points, but the thinking going forward is that he can score 20 goals and provide a little more offense, if he's healthy. His antics that throw off the opposition are also very valuable and are likely the key reasons why his payscale doubled between the Rangers and Stars.
|Mike Ribeiro||Sergei Zubov||Marty Turco|
|Brendan Morrow||Stephane Robidas|
|Brad Richards||Matt Niskanen|
|Mike Modano||Trevor Daley|
|Jere Lehtinen||Phillipe Boucher|
|Sean Avery||Niklas Grossman|
With the signing of Avery to a $3.87 million a year deal, the Stars also join the already over $50 million club and their club has only 16 active skaters signed. Their approximate figure now stands at $51.1 million, which leaves only $5.6 million to fit in 7 more active players, which of course could be filled by minor league or prospect players. It does beg the question, who could possibly be dealt from the table above, but a name like Phillipe Boucher does come to mind or possibly Stephane Robidas.