OK, kids, it's officially official that Darryl Sydor is coming back to the Stars for a third stint, and Philippe Boucher is headed to Pittsburgh. I've talked to both GMs already, and both said that the change should suit each player better. They also agreed that Sydor could provide more of a stabilizing presence on the blue line. Here's what Les Jackson had to say:
"I think it’s a good situation for Boucher. He's been a good player and a great guy for us. He wants to find another contract next year, and I think the change is going to do him well. With the loss of (Mattias) Norstrom last year, we need that calming factor back there (with Sydor)."
Brett Hull echoed those sentiments:
"Both needed a change, and I think it works for both teams. We hope Syd comes in and does what he does best, which is lead by example on and off the ice. He stabilizes our room. His relationships go from Mike (Modano) to (Sergei Zubov) right through. You hate to lose a guy like Bouch, but it's the nature of the beast with how we were going."