Now with Stars, Patrick Sharp says he hasn’t had this much fun ‘in a long time’

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Dallas Stars left wing Patrick Sharp (10) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Many Blackhawks fans were devastated when the team traded star winger Patrick Sharp to Dallas in July, but Sharp seems to be just fine with the move.

Sharp, who has three goals in the Stars’ past two games, recently said he hasn’t had this much fun playing hockey in a long time.

The quote came as a bit of a surprise considering Sharp was a part of three Stanley-Cup winning teams during his time in Chicago.

But let’s not forget, he did waive his no-trade clause in order to go Dallas.

“Dallas was one that was always top of the list,” Sharp said recently to Sports Illustrated. “It’s a class organization, it’s a team that’s on the rise. I think they have a great chance—I mean, I think we have a great chance to win in the next few years, so when the opportunity to come down to Texas popped up, I was more than happy to say yes.”

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Along with fellow former Blackhawk Johnny Oduya, Sharp has the Stars off to an impressive 8-2 start, the best record in the Western Conference.

Sharp will face his former team for the first time on Dec. 22 in Dallas, and the Stars will come to Chicago for a homecoming Feb. 11.

Watch: Chicago misses Patrick Sharp

All stats via NHL.

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