Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 3:25pm


The Dallas Stars acquired forwards Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley, plus defenseman Ryan Button from the Boston Bruins for wingers Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, plus defenseman Joe Morrow.

What does it give the Dallas Stars
This is an old-fashioned blockbuster deal that appears to solve issues for both squads. For the Stars, they land two offensive players with the ability to play both center and wing. Seguin is the key to this trade and will make Dallas the clear winners if he realizes his vast potential. He will likely move to center permanently in Dallas and has No. 1 center and scorer potential. Peverley may also move back to center with the Stars, depending on what happens to the versatile {P Jamie Benn}--the de facto first-line center who might be better suited to a wing position. Button adds more system depth on D and replaces the departing Joe Morrow.

What does it give the Boston Bruins
In Eriksson, the Bruins get a responsible winger with very good offensive acumen. With Seguin and Peverley gone, and both {P Nathan Horton} and {P Jaromir Jagr} scheduled for unrestricted free agency, Boston needs to rebuild its right-wing depth. Eriksson is a very nice starting point. Smith can play either wing and Fraser is a natural left-winger, and both might see time in the NHL right away. As for Morrow, he has huge upside as a power-play quarterback but must improve his overall work on defense. This is Morrow's second trade in a little more than three months (he was sent to Dallas from Pittsburgh as part of the {P Brenden Morrow} deal.

Fantasy impact
The Stars offense benefits greatly from the arrival of Seguin, and Peverley should also provide secondary scoring. Both players should move up most draft rankings when fantasy hockey season rolls around. Eriksson's value remains steady after this deal but both Smith and Fraser should see a small spike in value for 2013-14 (and beyond). Button is off the fantasy radar for now, while Morrow remains a big-time keeper-league prospect but his path to the Bruins power play is currently blocked.