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The Dallas Stars fired general manager Joe Nieuwendyk on Sunday after four seasons, two coaches and no playoff appearances.
The dismissal came the day after Dallas completed a 22-22-4 season. The Stars missed the playoffs for the fifth season in a row.
Owner Tom Gaglardi said in a statement that Nieuwendyk represented the Stars ''extremely well'' and ''helped put pieces in place that will once again turn this team into a contender.'' He added, however, the team must go ''in a different direction with our intentions set on returning to the elite'' of the NHL.
The team is to announce its new GM on Monday. While the Stars have not said who it is, Gaglardi is ''confident we have found the right general manager to return us to the pathway of success.''
The team has refused to comment on reports that Jim Nill, Detroit's longtime assistant GM, will get the job.
The future of coach Glen Gulutzan wasn't addressed by...
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Is Joe Nieuwendyk on the hot seat with the Dallas Stars?There is a lot of rumors going around to expect sweeping changes in Dallas this off-season. Right now, I don't think those moves include the general manager.Nieuwendyk has one year remaining on his current contract. Ahead of the Saturday's season finale, Stars owner Tom Gaglardi wouldn't offer any hints as to potential...
Before the puck even dropped on Saturdays regular-season finale with the Detroit Red Wings, the Dallas Stars were already in the news because of a report by TSN's Darren Dreger that said club general manager Joe Nieuwendyk would be fired and replaced by Jim Nill, current assistant GM of those same Red Wings.
The club refused to comment and nothing was official until Sunday morning...
FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi announced today that he has relieved Joe Nieuwendyk of his duties as General Manager of the hockey club.
"Joe Nieuwendyk has represented the Dallas Stars extremely well as the club's General Manager and has helped put pieces in place that will once again turn this team into a contender," said Gaglardi....
With the era of Joe Nieuwendyk as general manager of the Dallas Stars officially coming to an end on Sunday with the announcement that he had been relieved of his duties, it's time to reflect on what exactly the now-former GM accomplished or didn't accomplish during his time at the helm of the Stars front office. So, here's a rundown:
Trading Michael Ryder (2013...
The Dallas Stars have a new general manager. Jim Nill isn't ready to say if he'll have a new coach.
Nill was introduced Monday after spending the past 15 years as an assistant GM with the Detroit Red Wings, who just extended the longest playoff streak in North American pro sports to 22 seasons.
Glen Gulutzan has coached the last two of five straight years without a trip...
DALLAS – Dallas Stars Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi announced today that he has named Jim Nill the team’s new General Manager at a press conference at American Airlines Center. He will begin his new role immediately, becoming the 11th General Manager in franchise history and sixth since the team moved to Dallas.
“Jim Nill, along with Ken Holland, has been at the core of...
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Joe Nieuwendyk was officially informed Saturday of owner Tom Gaglardi’s decision to go with a new general manager, but said he sensed there was a change afoot for some time.
“I think it’s important for Tom to pick the people he wants involved in the hockey department,” Nieuwendyk said Sunday in Frisco. “Tom could have...
It wasn’t all good news for the Red Wings Saturday night in Dallas…
According to various reports, Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill is expected to take over for Joe Nieuwendyk as the Dallas Stars’ new general manager next season.
An announcement making the move official should come Monday.
All indications are the Dallas Stars are about to make a GM change. Detroit’s Jim Nill...
We knew that Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill would leave the organization to become another team's general manager eventually, and TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Nill will leave Detroit this spring to become the Dallas Stars' GM:
All indications are the Dallas Stars are about to make a GM change. Detroit's Jim Nill expected to be named GM of Stars as early...
I'll write a quick take in a little bit, but after a nail-biting season and a nail-bed-biting last week, the Red Wings--perhaps despite themselves--earned what Ken Daniels duly noted was the team's first 4-game winning streak of the season, defeating the Dallas Stars 3-0 and setting themselves up for their 22nd consecutive playoff run.
The Wings will now fly home for the...
12:04 in the second period, Austin Watson unknowingly scored the game winner that would tie the series up at one between the Milwaukee Admirals and Texas Stars. Mike Liambas’ shot was blocked by Watson cutting through the slot and he snapped the puck past Nilstorp’s blocker.
Watson’s goal was enough for Magnus Hellberg, who recorded a shutout by stopping all 23 shots...
It was a bizarre night on Saturday evening when the Stars were playing out the string against Detroit in an arena full of red and equally of defeat for anyone who loves hockey in Dallas.
For what seems like the umpteenth time in a row, the Stars fight and claw and come up short. Actually, it was only the 5th season in a row, but after they spoiled us by showing success virtually...
Now that it's official that the Dallas Stars will miss the playoffs for a fifth straight season, there are a number of questions to be addressed. First and foremost on the minds of local hockey fans is whether or not head coach Glen Gulutzan will return for a third season or if the club will be seeking its third different head coach in four years? And there are also questions...