Dallas Stars: Offseason Proving to Be Active

Ian RobinettSenior Analyst IJune 4, 2008

Since Dallas's exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Stars have wasted no time preparing for next season.

To start their offseason, Dallas resigned their interim Co-General Managers, Brett Hull and Les Jackson, to respective three-year contracts—a move that, arguably, showed the eager desire to prep for their run at the Cup next season.

Soon after, the Stars showed the faith in their coach that many feared wouldn't come.  Coach Dave Tippett and the Stars organization agreed to a three-year extension, keeping him behind the bench for the Stars through the 2010-2011 season.

If that wasn't enough, bring on Trevor Daley.

Daley, who enjoyed a career year in points, also thrived as one of Dallas's star defensemen.  His contract displays Dallas's obsession with the number three, as he also signs a new deal for three years, worth $6.9 million.

So what is next for Dallas?  Three new deals made, three year contracts in each deal, what more could you ask for?

It is simple, one more season out of the man whom this franchise was built around, Mike Modano.

Many knew that if Dallas exited the playoffs early, Modano would be hanging his skates up.

Now, who knows.

Being so close to having a chance to drink from the Holy Grail of sports has Modano second-guessing retirement.

No decision has been made by Modano yet, but with the Cup so close to his fingers, the odds are better of seeing America's greatest scorer at least one more season.