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Monday, February 28, 2011
It's deadline day

By Mark Stepneski

It’s NHL trade deadline day. The deadline is 2 p.m. Central Time, which is the time for trades to be submitted to the league for approval. That means news of trades can still come in after the deadline, so keep your ears and eyes open after the deadline passes just in case.

Besides the Brad Richards watch, the Stars could look to add some defensive depth. You can never have enough defensemen for a stretch drive and the playoffs. Of course, there are a lot of other teams probably looking to do the same thing, so it’s not a given.

While there is always a lot of focus what teams do right at the deadline, let’s remember the Stars did a lot of dealing prior to the deadline. They traded for Jamie Langenbrunner and signed Jason Williams to add to the forward ranks and bolstered the defense with the acquisition of Alex Goligoski.

ESPN.com has a trade deadline chat starting at 9 a.m. Central Time.

The Stars practice in Frisco this morning after having yesterday off. We’ll see where they stand after the deadline dealing is done and then it’s on to a big road trip through the Pacific Division.