Despite not making a big splash during free agency, the Dallas Stars certainly did add some depth to their roster. The Stars picked up right winger Adam Burish from the Chicago Blackhawks, as well as goaltender Andrew Raycroft from the Vancouver Canucks.
Burish only tallied 4 points last season with the Blackhawks, but missed 65 games with a knee injury. A gritty winger who will make the Stars a much tougher team to play against every single night, Burish adds playoff experience which will help a young Dallas team. Having won a Stanley Cup this past season, he will bring a winning attitude to the Stars locker room.
Raycroft has bounced around quite a bit after winning the Calder Trophy in 2003/2004 with the Bruins. After stops in Toronto, Colorado, and Vancouver, he finds himself in Dallas competing for the backup job. With Kari Lehtonen cemented as the starter, Dallas will look to Raycroft as an insurance policy. With goaltending prospect Matt Climie testing free agency, Raycroft should have the inside track on the backup job over the inexperienced Brent Krahn.
Raycroft had a bounce back season last year with the Canucks, posting a 9-5-1 record with a 2.42 GAA and a .911 save percentage backing up Roberto Luongo.