Plugging Holes -- Dallas Stars
The Hole: A second-pairing defenseman
Dallas has a strong group of forwards, both in terms of established veterans (Brenden Morrow, Brad Richards) and young up-and-comers (James Neal, Jamie Benn). GM Joe Nieuwendyk has already made moves to address the team's goaltending situation by signing trade-pickup Kari Lehtonen to replace the outgoing Marty Turco. Adding some blueline depth to protect Lehtonen -- and cut down on goals against -- is the next step to putting together a Dallas team that can return to the playoffs in 2010-11.