Dallas Stars Fire GM

Accord to sportsnet.ca, and AP, the Dallas Stars have fired general manager Doug Armstrong. Quite a shocking news as the Stars sit in 2nd place in their division with a 7-7-3 record.

10 Responses to Dallas Stars Fire GM

  1. papichulo71 says:

    Everybody talks about how much Atlanta and Nashville gave up at the deadline to get Tkachuk and Forsberg.  People tend to overlook that Dallas gave up a 1st rounder last year and this year for Nagy and Norstrom, all to get ousted in the first round.

    I honestly think things are not looking good in Dallas.  They are so inconsistent.  If they weren't playing in the weakest Western division they would be completely blown out of the water by now.

  2. lookche says:

    If they weren’t playing in the weakest Western division they would be completely blown out of the water by now.

    Funilly enough, last year that division was the hardest in the league.

    We don’t know what the ***** we are doing right now to be honest, you can’t lose to Phoenix 5-0, beat the Ducks 5-0 the next game, get some momentum in a 3-1 win over San Jose and then blow a 4-0 lead with 5 minutes to play to lose 6-5 against LA.

    I’m not so sure that Army deserved it though…Tippet (coach) is probably the guy at fault here.

  3. habsrock99 says:

    Personally speaking, this is quite a shock. I don't think people would have expected the second NHL firing to be a GM, especially from Dallas. I'm guessing people were thinking someone like Paul Maurice or John Ferguson Jr. or John Torterella or Jay Feaster would be fired. The Stars haven't really been the same since Bob Gainey signed on with Montreal. Wonder who will replace him.

  4. habsrock99 says:

    Tippett's a good coach but Armstrong was the one who spent 2 first rounders on 2 rent-a-players, one of which is over the hill (Mattias Norstrom) and the other left for LA Ladislav Nagy).

  5. wingerxxx says:

    All that is because Tkachuk and Forsberg are higher profiles players.  And in the case of Tkachuk, its the second time a team has given up a huge package to get him for the playoff run, only to have him colossally disappoint. 

  6. tancred says:

    Yep, that's an interesting question on who his replacement will be.  I wonder…can Dallas even make any trades until they get their interim GM in place?

  7. habsoverserver says:

    The Stars fell apart under Gainey's watch.  As you may recall, they spang to prominance as soon as Gainey quit as coach and hired Hitch*****, going from last to first.  Under a free spending new ownership, Gainey was able to attract several prominent stars including Hull, Belfour and Zubov.  After leading the team to a Cup, Gainey let Hull go, didn't give Belfour a contract extension and signed Audette and Turgeon to long term contracts. The focus on free agents hurt scouting.  During the 90's, Gainey traded away three first round and one second round draft pick.  Brenden Morrow, goalie Marty Turco and tough guy Steve Ott were the only picks from 94-02 to play a full season with the Stars.   Gainey's last act as GM was to fire Hitch*****. 

    When Gainey left the Stars in 02, they had an aging team bereft of quality free agents and prospects and had lost their stanley cup winning coach.

    In Gainey's defense, i am not sure he was the force behind signing turgeon and audette nor do i think he wanted to fire hitch*****.  gainey was in fact hugely loyal to hitch and quit right after he let him go.  one thing is clear, gainey left the team in a state of disarray from which they have yet to fully recover. 

  8. getzlaf15 says:

    He has been replaced by Brett Hull as Les Jackson on an interim basis.

  9. tancred says:

    Wow…Brett Hull.  That's interesting news.  I guess this means no more Hull on NBC's hockey games this season.  Now if only some team would fire their GM, and hire Ray Ferraro as a replacement so we could be spared his commentary on NBC!  

  10. jimbob says:

    About time, Dallas is going nowhere in a hurry.  They need to pull a St Louis, or Philly and just bomb one season and start anew.  Who knows, they could land Stamkos or Tavares.

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