If the Dallas Stars can't rebound and climb up the standings in the next couple of weeks, management may decide to sell off some of its assets as the trade deadline approaches.
The Stars have several players in the final year of their respective contracts, like Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya and Patrick Eaves, all of whom could be on the move by the March 1 deadline.
Sharp, speaking with CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers on Friday, indicated that he is not allowing the trade chatter to get in his head this season.
"Honestly, a couple of years ago it probably would have set me off more than it has this year. Going through the stuff with the Hawks has made more experienced. I don't get too fired up," Sharp told CSN Chicago. "I'm committed to Dallas, excited to be a Star and we have a chance to make a run. Thatís what I'm thinking about. The other outside stuff isn't in my control and doesn't affect me."
Sharp, 35, has a modified no-movement clause where he can list 10 teams he will accept a trade to. It does not sound like Stars GM Jim Nill has spoken with Sharp or his agent about a possible move, but that could change in the near future.
Sharp has been limited to just 27 games this season, due to injury, and has picked up six goals and six assists for 12 points.