Monday, July 02, 2018

Comeau Signs in Dallas

The Dallas Stars were not finished with pool worthy signings on Sunday, as they also added forward Blake Comeau to their ranks, signing the winger to a 3-year, $7.2 million deal.

The 32-year old was the 185th ranked forward in pool scoring last season, playing 79 games, scoring 13 goals and 34 points for the Colorado Avalanche.  Even though he had a pretty decent season, he was allowed to hit the open market, where he was able to move within the Central Division, right down the road to Dallas.

The Stars are another one of those teams that has been giving themselves quite the face lift in this off-season, having to try and keep up with some of their division rivals, who have also been upgrading.  The Stars have added a bit more depth on the back end, not to mention welcoming back Valeri Nichushkin, so I would figure that the Stars will be giving teams a good run for their money next season.

Forwards Cap Defense Cap Goalies Cap
Jamie Benn 9.500 Marc Methot 4.900 Ben Bishop 4.917
Jason Spezza 7.500 John Klingberg 4.250 Anton Khudobin 2.500
Alexander Radulov 6.250 Stephen Johns 2.350
Tyler Seguin 5.750 Esa Lindell 2.200
Martin Hanzal 4.750 Roman Polak 1.300
Valeri Nichushkin 2.950 Miro Heiskanen 0.925
Blake Comeau 2.400 Julius Honka 0.863
Radek Faksa 2.200
Brett Ritchie 1.750
Tyler Pitlick 1.000
Denis Gurianov 0.894
Roope Hintz 0.812
Erik Condra 0.700
Justin Dowling 0.650

The Stars have done well in the spending department, so far in free agency, leaving themselves with only about $6.7 million in cap space to go.  The team will still have to re-sign Mattias Janmark to a new deal, but he's a restricted free agent and there isn't much in the way of desperation there yet.  He will likely take a good chunk of that remaining space, so I don't imagine the Stars will be too active past today, except for some depth signings.

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