The Stars shored up left wing Loui Eriksson for a little bit, as he signed a two-year deal worth $3.2 million. Eriksson will get $1.5 million this coming season and $1.7 million for the 2009-10 season. Eriksson had 14 goals and 17 assists in the regular season, adding 4 goals and 4 assists in the playoffs.
I'm a fan of this one. I was one of several -- maybe many -- who was waiting for Eriksson to turn the corner. And I think we all saw him evolving into a good two-way player this season. I've always been a fan of his defensive side, his tenacity to chase down the puck and take it away from opponents. Now he needs to keep building on that scoring touch... there have certainly been nice glimpses, especially when he, Brad Richards and Joel Lundqvist were teamed together in the playoffs.
So congrats to Loui, who's currently in Sweden. I would be, too. Probably a lot cooler there.