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Via the Stars' website, Sheldon Souray has publicly said that he wants to remain in Dallas. Last season, he was one of the better defensemen on a team that needed blue line help in a major way.
Reports circulated that Souray declined a one-year, $3 million contract, but then news broke saying that Souray was never officially offered the contract, meaning that it couldn’t be declined.
This is good, because it shows that there is an open dialogue between the team and the defenseman. Bringing Souray back would keep a solid player and great veteran presence in Dallas.
The Stars are looking to make an offer that would keep cap space open for major free agent pursuits. At the same time, Souray is trying to maximize his earnings, because he will be 36 when the season starts.
Look for a Souray contract to get done after the new CBA is signed.