Trade deadline was flatline in Big D. Broke people can only window shop or hit the thrift store. A team who has no chips can come to the table to play. No extra draft picks no surplus of young talent. Game over. Stars GM Joe Niewendyk pays for his predecessors mistakes ( Sean Avery , Ladaslov Nagy, etc ) and a tight budget. Probably could have got a low pick for Alex Auld but once you trade for another unproven goalie you lose leverage. So he goes to the Rangers another comlplimentry transaction courtesy of the Dallas Stars . Making the playoffs will make some money but leave them mired in mediocraty. A couple years of this and Ty and the extreme makeovers crew will be at Tom Hicks playground the American airlines center.