DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Stars used a trade to pick up one Stanley Cup-winning piece from the Chicago Blackhawks. Now they've grabbed another in free agency.
Dallas signed defenseman Johnny Oduya to a two-year, $7.5 million contract Wednesday, less than a week after trading for veteran forward Patrick Sharp, who won three championships in Chicago.
"To win, you've got to know how to win and that's a process," said third-year Stars general manager Jim Nill, whose club has missed the playoffs six of the past seven seasons. "These guys have been doing it all the time. Our core is young. And I know they're going to be like sponges. They're going to feed off this."