What’s in the trade that could get this team a championship?
By now, you’ve heard the news: The Dallas Stars are reportedly on the verge of making a trade that will bring them a championship.
What do we know about it so far?
Here’s everything we know so far about the potential deal, including the names involved, the cost and the chances of it happening.1.
The Stars would be getting a top-four defenseman who is currently with the Philadelphia Flyers, who have been in the playoffs every year since 2006.
Dallas has a pair of top-six defensemen in Tyler Seguin and Tyler Seau who are both 29.
Seguin is the captain of the Flyers, while Seau is a two-time Norris Trophy winner.
Both Seguins were the top-pairing defenseman for the Flyers during the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, while they played on a team that won the Presidents’ Trophy.
Seguin is a veteran who won the Norris Trophy in 2012, while he’s also won the Hart Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Vezina Trophy, Hart Trophy and Hart Trophy as the best defenseman in the league.
“Tyler is an incredibly talented defenseman who has become one of the premier defensemen of his generation,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a press release.
“He is a great fit for our organization, and he will be a great addition to our defensive corps.”2.
The Flyers are in a contract year.
The Flyers’ current contract with their two top defensemen expires at the end of the season, so they will be paying their respective players a raise of $3.5 million in the next season.
That raise is set to become effective at the start of next season, but the Flyers could consider extending it and making it a new two-year deal.
They’re expected to re-sign their two remaining defensemen, Shayne Gostisbehere and Nick Cousins, who are expected to remain in Philadelphia next season as well.
In addition to the raises, the Flyers are also expected to keep a couple of veterans on their roster for next season: Brandon Manning and Adam Larsson.
Cousins was a free agent this offseason, and Manning was on a two year, $2.5-million contract.
Manning is expected to be traded to the Ottawa Senators for a second-round pick and a conditional second-rounder.
Boudreau, who is trying to build the Stars’ blue line, is reportedly interested in trading Manning and Cousins.3.
The New York Islanders would be acquiring the right-handed wing who was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team last season.
The New York Rangers have been chasing Ryan Callahan for the past two years, and the Isles will be hoping Callahan is ready to lead them into the playoffs.
Callahan was named the Rangers’ rookie of the year last season after averaging over 23 minutes of ice time per game.
He is one of four players in the NHL to have 20 goals and 40 points in his rookie season, along with Nicklas Backstrom, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
For the Rangers, Callahan will be the team’s top offensive forward next season with Henrik Lundqvist and Derek Stepan both entering their second seasons as starters.4.
The Philadelphia Flyers would be receiving the right winger who had a breakout season in 2016-17.
Philadelphia would be hoping that Ryan White, who was a two time Norris Trophy finalist, can continue his strong play this season.
White led the Flyers in scoring in the 2016-2017 season with 39 points (12 goals, 33 assists) in 81 games.
After a solid rookie campaign in which he was named NHL Rookie of the Year, White was acquired by the Rangers last summer in a blockbuster trade with the New Jersey Devils.
White, 24, has been a steady presence on the Flyers blue line for the last two seasons, and has started every game he has played this season, including a career-high 19 straight games of at least one point.5.
The Nashville Predators would be landing a defenseman that was the captain and all-star for Team USA at the World Junior Championship last year.
The Nashville Predators have had some serious injury issues in recent years, but they have managed to avoid falling off the playoff bubble in the last five years.
Jussi Jokinen, who has played all five games this season with Nashville, has not been playing well lately, and his team is currently in the third-last place spot in the Central Division.
As a result, the Predators are hoping to get a player who has experience as both captain and an all-Star at the world juniors to play in Nashville.
If the deal goes through, Jokinon will be playing for Team Sweden.
The Boston Bruins would be making a move that could send defenseman Zdeno Chara to Boston. Boston