If you were hoping to see the Stars get back to the NHL after a long, two-year hiatus, you may be disappointed.
Stars general manager Jim Nill said on Tuesday that he didn’t know where they would land after they drafted Tyler Seguin with the No. 8 overall pick in 2016.
The Stars acquired Tyler Segerstrom and Mattias Janmark from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for their No. 7 overall pick.
They also acquired Patrik Nemeth and a 2018 second-round pick from the Anaheim Ducks.
But as of now, the Stars don’t have any draft picks for next season.
They will likely take a hard look at their future.
“I’m not sure where they’ll end up,” Nill told reporters Tuesday.
“That’s what’s been the plan.
They’re playing in different situations and they’re playing against other teams and trying to win.
They’ve had success in the past with some guys that they drafted in the first round.
It’s been a good year, so we’re just trying to figure out where it is, where we can take them and what we can do to improve our roster and hopefully make a run for a playoff spot.”
Nill added that he believes the Stars have a “pretty good core of guys.”
They just need to get better and get stronger.
Stars forward Patrick Sharp and defenseman Antoine Roussel have also been in goal for the team this season.
With Nill saying that he’s not sure how long the Stars will be in the NHL, it’s not as if he thinks he will have to deal with a roster void in the offseason.
It will be interesting to see if the Stars make the playoffs next season, but it may not be the most exciting time to be a Stars fan.
The franchise is in the midst of the second straight playoff chase and is in need of a top-line winger to make it a better team.
The last time the Stars made the playoffs in the Western Conference was in 2016-17.
“It’s just one more step,” Nell said of the team’s goal to make the conference finals.
“We’ll see where we’re at in the playoffs.”
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