Defenseman Adam Pardy was part of the Stars' July 2 trade with the Buffalo Sabres that sent Steve Ott to Buffalo. Based on an interview with the Olean Times News, he didn't mind the change in scenery.

Pardy expressed his frustration over how the Stars handled last-season's injury, with coach Glen Gulutzan using him sparingly.

"I talked to the coach, he explained things," Pardy said. "I just said, 'You know what, I understand what you're doing, but just be honest with me. If you're going to sit me if I'm not playing well enough, just sit me.' The communication, I felt like there was no honesty. He wasn't being a straight-shooter to me. …

"We … can take criticism. We can handle if somebody yells at us. We're grown men. I just felt like it didn't go well. Things got off on the wrong foot. Everything just kind of snowballed. One thing led to another."

Pardy explained in the story why he felt his season was a frustrating one, including a midseason conditioning assignment and numerous scratches.

"There was good games, bad games, but consistency's the biggest part," said Pardy, who made only 36 appearances. "You lose confidence, and things just kind of start to go downhill after that. You got to move on. You got to learn from that. … Things didn't go how I planned them."