Dallas acquired Ladislav Nagy from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2007 and forward Mathias Tjarnqvist.
Coyotes: Get a first round pick, and clear up some cap space for this year…which really does not matter I guess. Fact is – the team got a first round pick and a depth player for a guy who was going to walk in the summer.
Dallas: The best skater on their team is now Nagy. To say that Dallas was winning games because of their defense is a bit of an understatement. The Stars are sixth in the Western Conference in points, but are ninth in goals for. Not one player on the team is on pace for 65 points. The addition of Nagy brings a whole dimension to the Dallas game. His 41 points so far this season is considered poor by his standards, yet he takes over the scoring lead in Dallas. His intelligence with the puck and goal-scoring acumen will push Dallas' top six forwards into better numbers. Nagy is an underachieving, but very underrated, left winger in desperate need of a change in scenery. He has it now.
Fantasy Players Impacted: I don't think the likes of Shane Doan will suffer. Phoenix will replace that offense, since Nagy was not even providing a point per game. This deal impacts Mike Modano, Eric Lindros, Jere Lehtinen, Mike Ribeiro, Sergei Zubov, and of course – Nagy. All of the above will get a shot in the arm. Expect a 20% increase in offense from all of the above.