Thread: Why Jarvis?
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02-16-2004, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by PrairieHabber
Here are some of Jarvis' credentials:

-14 seasons (1988-2002) as an Assistant Coach with the Minnesota/Dallas Stars (all of that time with Gainey as Head Coach/GM)
-1 season as Player/Coach with Binghamton Whalers in 1987-88

Gainey is obviously very comfortable with Jarvis, having worked with him for a long time. During Gainey & Jarvis' time in Dallas they turned around a struggling hockey club by building on key draft picks, developing that young talent, and adding veteran free agents and trades. Some of the young talent that developed under them includes Mike Modano, Derian Hatcher, Sergei Zubov, Richard Matvichuk, etc. Obviously Jarvis was solely responsible for this, but he has a long and excellent track record.

Edit: Oops...forgot the word "not" in that last sentence, as in "not solely responsible"
That's not really a fair accessment. Modano was a first overall pick. Both Matvicuk and Hatcher were high picks also. Outside of being highly drafted stars who did Jarvis develop during all his years in Dallas? I'm talking late rounds picks like Michael Ryder, Markov, etc...

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