Don't get the wrong idea, he's not our newest blueliner, but follow me on this; his career is almost over, would anyone be surprised if he said he wanted to spend his last season in his home state?
Texas isn't Brian Leetch's home state. He was born into a military family that was posted in Corpus Christi when he was born. They moved to Connecticut while he was still an infant. He really has no ties to the area whatsoever.
I thought he might make sense before the Sydor trade, particularly since the Stars twice tried to trade for him. Now though, I really doubt it happens.