Stars fire GM Joe Nieuwendyk

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Nieuwendyk, a Hockey Hall of Fame player inductee, was named the Stars GM in May 2009. Nill has been one of the NHL’s most respected assistant GMs for a long time. He’s spent 15 years as the assistant GM in Detroit and 19 years overall with the front office. The future of coach Glen Gulutzan wasn’t addressed by the team in its statement. Dallas holds an option for a third season for Gulutzan, who is 64-57-9 in his two seasons after ending the lockout-shortened season with a 3-0 home loss to Detroit. The Stars dropped their last five games and won only once in their last seven after a five-game winning streak. When asked about his job after Saturday night’s game, Gulutzan said that wasn’t under his control. He did praise Nieuwendyk. “All I can say is that Joe’s been tremendous for me. I think he’s done a hell of a job,” Gulutzan said. “You can see with our farm team and the young guys that we have here.” As a player in Dallas, Nieuwendyk won the Conn Smythe Award as playoff MVP in 1999 when the Stars won their only Stanley Cup. When hired by Nieuwendyk two years ago to replace the fired Marc Crawford, the 41-year-old Gulutzan had never coached in the NHL. source: http://espn.go.com/dallas/nhl/story/_/id/9219047/dallas-stars-stars-dismiss-general-manager-joe-nieuwendyk

Dallas Stars fire GM Joe Nieuwendyk; Jim Nill will be new GM

He was an amateur and pro scout for the Ottawa Senators for three seasons before being hired by the Red Wings. The future of coach Glen Gulutzan wasn’t addressed by the team. Dallas holds a contract option for a third season for Gulutzan, who is 64-57-9 in his two seasons after ending the lockout-shortened regular season with a 3-0 home loss to Detroit. The Stars dropped their last five games, and won only once in their last seven after a five-game winning streak. When asked about his job security after Saturday night’s game, Gulutzan said that wasn’t under his control and that he’d continue to work for the Stars until told otherwise. He also praised Nieuwendyk. “All I can say is that Joe’s been tremendous for me. I think he’s done a hell of a job,” Gulutzan said. “You can see with our farm team and the young guys that we have here.” As a player in Dallas, Nieuwendyk won the Conn Smythe Award as playoff MVP in 1999 when the Stars won their only Stanley Cup. When hired by Nieuwendyk two years ago to replace the fired Marc Crawford, the 41-year-old Gulutzan had never coached in the NHL. Gulutzan had been a successful minor league coach, including two seasons with the Texas Stars, the team’s primary AHL affiliate. source: http://aol.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2013-04-28/joe-nieuwendyk-fired-dallas-stars-general-manager-missed-playoffs

Dallas Stars announce hiring of Jim Nill as new general manager

Just a couple of days after the team parted ways with Joe Nieuwendyk following a fifth-straight non-playoff season, the team announced Monday morning that it has hired Jim Nill to take over the team. Nill was the assistant general manager to Ken Holland in Detroit for the past 15 years. “Jim Nill, along with Ken Holland, has been at the core of the Detroit Red Wings ‘ front office for nearly two decades, and we are extremely excited to secure him as our new general manager,” said Stars owner Tom Gaglardi in a team statement. “Jim’s record in Detroit speaks for itself, contributing to four Stanley Cup championships as well as drafting and developing some of the league’s best players. Jim is universally respected throughout the hockey world, and we are very fortunate to have him as our general manager. We are confident that his leadership, expertise, work ethic and direction will position the club for consistent success once again.” Nill was mentioned as a front-runner for the job as soon as word surfaced that Nieuwendyk was on his way out. In a statement released by the Stars he said there have been other jobs presented to him in the past but that he was waiting for the right opportunity to present itself, and Dallas was that opportunity. He certainly has some pieces to work with. He takes over a team that already has established NHLers like Loui Eriksson , Jamie Benn and Kari Lehtonen signed long term to go with young up-and-coming players like Brenden Dillon , Cody Eakin , and Alex Chiasson , and a farm system that includes Jack Campbell , Joe Morrow and Jamie Oleksiak . source: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/eye-on-hockey/22167047/dallas-stars-announce-hiring-of-jim-nill-as-new-general-manager

 

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