3 Dallas Stars Who Won't Survive the Trade Deadline

With the NHL trade deadline less than a month away, don't count on seeing these three Stars in Dallas after March 8.

Craig Smith is one of three Stars who won't survive this year's deadline.
Craig Smith is one of three Stars who won't survive this year's deadline. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Ty Dellandrea, C/W

After recording nine goals and 28 points last season, Ty Dellandrea has been one of the more disappointing Stars to watch in 2023-24.

The former Flint Firebird has struggled to generate offense, tallying two goals and five assists while averaging a career-worst 5.6% shooting percentage through 28 games. His ice time has dropped nearly two minutes compared to last year and the fact that he's been a healthy scratch multiple times further illustrates his fall from grace.

Even if things aren't working out in Dallas doesn't mean the 23-year-old can't salvage his career elsewhere. Dellandrea is still young and will be a restricted free agent this summer, meaning interested suitors would have control of his future for the next few years. The perfect environment and role with a new organization could help him bounce back.

If the Stars can use Dellandrea as a piece in a bigger trade package, moving him is a no-brainer — especially if they can get a proven, consistent commodity in return.