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Vernon Fiddler Had Better Offers But Returns To Dallas

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Vernon Fiddler took less money Wednesday to come back to the Dallas Stars, and that’s what the “culture” of Jim Nill’s makeover can create.

“Honestly, I had better offers. But I wanted to stay with this team and finish the job,” Fiddler said after signing a two-year deal that will pay him $1 million next season and $1.5 million in 2015-16. “There is a real attraction to playing here and playing to win, and seeing this through. I think this is going to be a really good team, and I want to be a part of that.”

Fiddler completes the off-season for Nill. The general manager said he is done with acquisitions after trading for center Jason Spezza and signing winger Ales Hemsky, goalie Anders Lindback and forwards Patrick Eaves and Fiddler as free agents. The Stars have a full roster, with the only thing to be determined is how many kids from the AHL-champion Texas Stars earn a spot on the team in training camp.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Always liked fiddler.  Well hated him with Nash.. Always hoped the Wings would get him.  Capable of 20g in the right situation.. Great on faceoffs.. Defensively responsible.. Right handed shot for those nice backdoor passes.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 07/03/14 at 09:16 AM ET

aerodude's avatar

Must be nice to have a player sign with your club for less money because he wants to win and likes the GMs culture…

Posted by aerodude on 07/03/14 at 09:29 AM ET

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Must be nice to have a player sign with your club for less money because he wants to win and likes the GMs culture…

Posted by aerodude on 07/03/14 at 09:29 AM ET

You mean like Z, Pav, Kronwall?

Posted by George0211 on 07/03/14 at 09:49 AM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

It’s funny to see Wings fans complaining about their culture not attracting top UFAs.

However, as a Senators fan, I live in a proverbial glass house…so I won’t throw any stones.

You have to hand it to Nills, though, he’s made some pretty shrewd moves (though he may yet regret overpaying Gonchar).

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 07/03/14 at 10:23 AM ET

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