Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/9/11
Gettyimageproxy.ashx_requesturl_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f84711437.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf1932c8ca862d78896b90a365a9b00b8fd0d
After the Dallas Stars failed to make the 2011 NHL StanleyCup Playoffs following a disappointing loss at Minnesota to end the season,giving them a three-year gap since their last postseason berth, Stars fans knewchanges were in order. However, what no one knew was how quickly the wheels would get set in motion.It actually only took a few days for the first shoe to drop as head coach MarcCrawford was dismissed. Dallas didnt fill that vacancy officially until June when Glen Gulutzan, thecoach of the American Hockey Leagues Texas Stars for the last two years, wasnamed as the 21st head coach in franchise history. The start of NHL free agency was soon after that announcement and Stars generalmanager Joe Nieuwendyk stated from the start that he would be active inupgrading the clubs roster. The GM brought in seven new players to accomplishjust that. One of those new faces was veteran defenseman Sheldon Souray, who had mostrecently played in Edmonton but spent the bulk of last season ...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Malcolm Butler daring Brady to throw his way in practice

Geno Smith confident worst is behind him and the Jets

Boykin: Chip Kelly 'uncomfortable around grown men of our culture'

Ronda Rousey knocks out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds

Von Miller earns dismissal from NFL’s drug program

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before start

Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to stop getting ejected

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox CEO

Las Vegas Mob Museum to open FIFA corruption exhibit

Does NFL have a motive to settle with Tom Brady?

Lolo Jones: I could last at least a minute against Rousey

Bears have very strict rules for media during training camp

Jamaal Charles: I feel like I'm the LeBron James of football

Ronda Rousey: I'll fight Cyborg if she stops taking steroids

Danny Garcia beats Paulie Malignaggi, remains undefeated

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks agree to contract extension

Blount won't talk about reported failed conditioning test

Greg Hardy helps pay Cowboys fans to fly anti-Eagles banner

Report: 7-foot Aussie center to join Kentucky's 2015 class

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

Browns owner: ‘We haven’t given up on Johnny Manziel’

Junior Seau’s daughter will speak at Hall of Fame induction

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker