Dallas Stars fans can't wait to have their hockey hunger satisfied as the 2023-24 NHL season is only a few weeks away. The excitement is well-warranted after the Stars finished the 2022-23 campaign with 108 points and a trip to the Western Conference Finals.
The next two weeks will be spent finalizing the 23-man roster, however, just because a player starts the season in Dallas doesn't mean that's where they'll end it. Some players might be moved if it means helping the Stars win their first Stanley Cup in 25 years.
With that being said, here are three Stars who won't be in Dallas by the end of the 2023-24 season.
3 Stars Moved by End of 2023-24 NHL Season
1. Radek Faska
If the Stars want to make some deals later in the season, they must free up cap space. According to Spotrac, the team currently sits at $317,829 over the salary cap, meaning I wouldn't be surprised if they traded someone like Radek Faska to open up space.
Faska is one of the Stars' more moveable pieces, coming in at an annual average value of $3.25 million over the next two seasons. He isn't the most skilled player, but he's a useful bottom-6 contributor who's good for 10-15 goals and 20-30 points in any given season.
The 29-year-old veteran could be attractive to a playoff-hopeful team looking to add depth. On the flip side, a rebuilding squad might be willing to take on his salary if it means Dallas sending a draft pick or prospect along in a potential deal, too.
Considering how he's been involved in trade rumors since the middle of last season, all signs point to Faska being — potentially before the 2023-24 campaign even begins.