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Stars aligning for Dallas to join free agent frenzy

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08:31 AM ET 05.22 | Between a more settled ownership situation and the return of Bob Gainey, Dallas is looking to spend this offseason. Stars president Jim Lites offered this: "We are without budget. As crazy as that sounds. We are restricted by only the CBA and fitting long and short term into that system ... This is a different situation than we have been in for the last 4 seasons -- which is we have an owner who is willing to spend and not being run by the league ... We are prepared to spend what we need to spend, but we need to spend wisely." Then, I asked Tom Gaglardi if he anticipated the Stars being front and center on July 1 with all of this cap space. His response? "Uh, Yes. We have identified some guys we are going to pursue hard."

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May 22, 2012  08:45 AM ET

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May 22, 2012  08:51 AM ET

ok, but who is going to sign with Dallas, exactly?

May 22, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

ok, but who is going to sign with Dallas, exactly?

I suppose whomever doesn't sign with Detroit, since every F/A is supossedly heading there first

May 22, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I suppose whomever doesn't sign with Detroit, since every F/A is supossedly heading there first

yes, that is what Detroit would have us to believe, but if Lidstrom comes back, they can kiss a lot of that FA money bye bye.

Who else is coming off the books in Detroit this summer?

May 22, 2012  09:28 AM ET

Silly Dallas, Detroit is getting all the Free Agents.

May 22, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Where's Otis?

May 22, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

ok, but who is going to sign with Dallas, exactly?

I suppose those that don't want to pay state income tax.

May 22, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I suppose those that don't want to pay state income tax.

Suter???? already in a state with no state income tax...........

May 22, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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yes, that is what Detroit would have us to believe, but if Lidstrom comes back, they can kiss a lot of that FA money bye bye.Who else is coming off the books in Detroit this summer?

Detroit will sign all the UFAs and then half the team will play for the Little Caesar's hockey club. Simple enough.

May 22, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Where's Otis?

<raises hand - extends middle finger to the haters...>

May 22, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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Suter???? already in a state with no state income tax...........

He's going to Detroit anyways, right?

May 22, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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<raises hand - extends middle finger to the haters...>

If I didn't know better I'd say you were a Lakers fan. :-)

May 22, 2012  10:36 AM ET
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If I didn't know better I'd say you were a Lakers fan. :-)

Good thing you know better...

May 22, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

If I didn't know better I'd say you were a Lakers fan. :-)

they don't raise hands....they raise guns...........

May 22, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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He's going to Detroit anyways, right?

yea I forgot....unless.......Preds would have to get rid of half of team...

May 22, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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yea I forgot....unless.......Preds would have to get rid of half of team...

There's no state income tax in Tenn. either?

May 22, 2012  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

ok, but who is going to sign with Dallas, exactly?

James Neal...never mind. That one still has me shaking my head.

May 22, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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There's no state income tax in Tenn. either?

most states use theirs to pay for education......

May 22, 2012  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Good thing you know better...

I know good and best too.;^)

 
May 22, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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There's no state income tax in Tenn. either?

nope...just a 9.75 % sales tax on everthing you buy........

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