Both Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero and Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk had their reasons for Monday's trade, but their concerns are likely not the same as yours. James Neal's move to the Penguins and Alex Goligoski's move to the Stars could have a number of implications for your fantasy team.
In the case of Neal, the change of scenery seems to have little downside. On a roster that was screaming for production from the wing, Neal is almost certain to get time on Pittsburgh's top line, and he'll be continuing his offensive development later this season next to Sidney Crosby, who expects to play again this regular season. If Neal is next to Jordan Staal for now, he should still be a safe bet to exceed the 27 goals he scored a year ago. Neal already has 21 goals through 59 games and if Crosby comes back soon, he could easily see his 39 points balloon past the career-high 55 he tallied in Dallas last season.
Having Neal on your team certainly couldn't hurt, but if Crosby is to return with significant time left in your league's regular season or playoffs, picking up or making a deal for Pittsburgh's newest winger could pay significant dividends.