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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3. Radek Faksa, C

Once a consistent double-digit goal-scorer, Radek Faksa hasn't been all that effective for the Stars this season.

The 30-year-old veteran's production has been declining for the last few years and the 2023-24 campaign hasn't been any different. Faksa only has 11 points through 49 games and has only found the back of the net three times, putting him on pace for just five goals if he doesn't miss another game.

If that's the case, it'll be the third time in the last four seasons that he'll finish with six or fewer goals after scoring 11 or more in four straight campaigns from 2017 to 2020.

Faksa is under contract through 2024-25 with an average annual value of $3.25 million, per Spotrac, so it's easy to see how moving him would help the Stars a lot. Just over $3 million might not seem like a lot of money, but it makes all the difference when it comes to Dallas adding a potential game-changer to the lineup.

While a fellow contender might not be crazy about acquiring Faksa's contract, the Stars might be able to convince a rebuilding team if they throw in a draft pick. Considering the savings that a potential deal brings, it's high time to move on from the veteran Czech forward.