They are 16-16-3 for 35 points, good for 12th in the Western Conference. They are only three points behind St. Louis for eighth place but a 4-0 loss on Monday night against Anaheim isn't exactly good for morale.
The team remains all-in with the young players, which is why general manager Joe Nieuwendyk needs to trade veteran center Jaromir Jagr before the NHL's trade deadline on Wednesday.
Signing Jagr to a one-year deal has worked out - he has 14 goals and 12 assists in 34 games and clearly still has something left. But if the team is going to be so committed to its young players and Jagr can get something of value in return, it would be best to move the 41-year-old forward.
Here is the rub - there is absolutely no trust in the man making the trade. Between the lopsided trade of James Neal, the extension of Kari Lehtonen and some coaching hires that have not clicked, the faith in Nieuwendyk's ability to make the right move is at a new all-time low.
Dealing Jagr for a prospect makes the most sense, but considering who is pulling the trigger on the deal you may as well cross your fingers the Stars can catch the eighth seed and ride out this nice production from the future Hall of Famer.
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