The Dallas Stars continued to make some moves, as I continue my weekend catch-up, as they re-signed restricted free agent forward Radek Faksa to a new 3-year, $6.6 million deal.
Faksa was a 2012 1st round pick and has been hanging around the organization at the minor league level for a few years and now he has finally made the lift into the NHL and this deal means that he should be a full-time guy moving into the 2018 season.
Last season, Faksa did make the leap to playing 80 games for the Stars, scoring 12 goals and 33 points, well inside the top 200 among all forwards, ranking 178th.
The young Czech forward did make an appearance in the hockey pool last season, as Marcie's goon squad did pick him up, as her team was also in the race for the big money, ultimately falling short of 3rd place, but Faksa did contribute 29 PIM in the last segment of the season, helping the goon squad seal up the PIM pool mini-game.
|Jamie Benn||9.500||Marc Methot||4.900||Kari Lehtonen||5.900|
|Jason Spezza||7.500||John Klingberg||4.250||Ben Bishop||4.917|
|Alexander Radulov||6.250||Dan Hamhuis||3.750|
|Tyler Seguin||5.750||Esa Lindell||2.200|
|Martin Hanzal||4.750||Patrik Nemeth||0.945|
|Radek Faksa||2.200||Miro Heiskanen||0.925|
|Antoine Roussel||2.000||Julius Honka||0.863|
|Brett Ritchie||1.750||Greg Pateryn||0.850|
With Faksa and Heiskanen added to the projected 23-man roster for the Stars, the spending limit has nearly been reached for the Stars this season, as they figure to only have about $355,000 left under the cap ceiling to work with. One could certainly look at that roster above and say that they could adequately ice this team and compete, so that's a good sign for the Stars moving forward in this off-season.