The Dallas Stars have signed forward Corey Perry and defenceman Andrej Sekera. This shows the Stars are looking for a shot at the cup and now!
Where do we start with this… well let’s kick things off with Perry as I am sure that will be the most talked about signing!
Corey Perry comes over from the Anaheim Ducks, Perry to me is a Jamie Benn or Antoine Rousell kind of player, you hate to play against them, they are gritty, they don’t give up, Perry in particular may take a cheap shot and let’s say rub the opponent the wrong way, all of this however is great to have on your side, so personally I am excited to see what he will bring to the Stars, he is a proven talent in the league, he had a tough year last year but is keen to bounce back and why not do that in Dallas on a run to pick up the Cup.
The good thing about Perry is that he can produce, he is a good set up guy and can put the puck in the back of the net, an area we know the Stars needed to improve on. So with Perry and Pavelski signed that adds a big boost to the Stars’ goal scoring abilities and it can be done across all the Stars lines and that will be key across division rivals and other teams that find a way to shut the Stars top trio down.
So feel free to say what you like about Perry in the comments below, but I would like to give him a big warm Texas welcome and want to see him have a huge year with 20+ goals – Yes I called it here first!
The other big signing Jim Nill made is adding to the strong defense core of the Stars by signing Andrej Sekera. Sekera also had a thought year last year due to injuries, but has proven him self as a strong puck moving defensemen, he has great control and has been seen to take the puck deep in the offensive zone and put the puck in the net himself, he is not the same type of player as Stars rookie Miro, but he adds more depth and variety to the Stars D-Core. Nill says Sekera will complete the D-core and make the Stars impossible to play against for any club in the league! – I for one like the sound of that.
So more big news coming out of Nill’s office and another big off-season for the Stars, one that for the first time since I can remember has the Stars being called a cup contender by the NHL Network! This is huge news for me so stay tuned as I will cover it in another post. For now, what do we think about these signings, what does it do for the team?
Welcome to Dallas Perry & Sekera!