congratulations, Dave. you wore a Kings jersey with grace and class, and you did the best you could in your suit with what little you were always given. you WILL be missed.
you Stars fans, be proud... you've got one helluva a guy in your organization today!
so it seems the stars have decided to stock up on everything. We have a ton of forwards, a ton of defensemen, and a ton of front office personnel. Also it seems we are just making up titles for Brett Hull.
The Stars are announcing that they have hired former LA Kings GM Dave Taylor as their director of player personnel. Les Jackson has sort of held that position, but he will focus on the amateur side and Taylor will focus on the pro side. Former Rangers GM Neil Smith, who served as a consultant last season and did some of the pro scouting work, is no longer with the organization.
Taylor is a smart guy, and he did a lot of good things with the Kings before being fired in 2006. He should add a lot to the Stars' front office and give them the presence of a former player that they have been seeking ever since they tried Guy Carbonneau out as assistant GM.
Brett Hull will be a special advisor to the hockey operations department, and we're still trying to find out what that means. I think it would be great if he offered some coaching help.