Aah, the summer time. For those of us hockey-covering scribes, it's a time to kick back. At least until free agency. But the minds of the Stars' brass will probably be in full swing during these months. The Stars are close after their Western Conference run, and it'll be intriguing to see what they think this team needs for next season.
And Les Jackson, Brett Hull and Dave Tippett are all on the same page with all of this. Yes, I know the Tippett deal hasn't been announced formally yet. But that's basically a foregone conclusion. Tippett got these guys believing this season, and once any moves are made this offseason (winger? another defenseman if Norstrom isn't back? More speed?), he'll find a place for them.
Oh, and there's Mr. Fabian Brunnstrom, too. Sorry, keep forgetting he's coming here. I think it's going to take him some time to adjust, but I'm curious to see what this guy can bring.