It looks like it didn't take long for talks between the Stars and Sergei Gonchar to get serious.

Less than six hours after news broke that the Stars traded a conditional sixth-round pick to Ottawa for the rights to negotiate with Gonchar, TSN's Darren Dreger tweeted that the defenseman will likely sign with the Stars. Gonchar also held numerous offers from KHL teams. Just Thursday morning, Yahoo! reported that Gonchar was nearing a deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.