I think a similar situation could happen with the Stars this summer with all the ridiculous rumors floating around and the unstable payroll.
1 year later, Richards (unable to be resigned) Traded!
Gosh I hope this doesn't happen.
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? STOP. STOP. WHAT? STOP.
/Norm Hitzges impression
James Neal is cost-controlled. If we can't keep a cost-controlled budding star from leaving, we dump everybody who is not cost-controlled to get 'er done, up to and including selling Eriksson and Morrow for cash.
If we still can't keep a cost-controlled budding star from leaving, we re-name the team the Dallas Stars Brought To You By Jerry Jones And Dr Pepper.
If that still doesn't work, we as fans have a duty to storm the Hicks Estate and grab all we can to stock the largest yard sale since they liquidated Enron.