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04-27-2013, 06:57 PM
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Stars hire Jim Nill to 5 year contract as new General Manager

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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 as Mon.
https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger


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Merry Christmas Stars fans. Wanted Nill to come to the Flames for the last 10 years. You got yourself a damn good GM.

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Hope he axes the coach as well. Made no sense that Fraser who is right up there in goals in the AHL was a healthy scratch or played on the fourth line.

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Hope he axes the coach as well. Made no sense that Fraser who is right up there in goals in the AHL was a healthy scratch or played on the fourth line.
^ There's really no question that Gulutzan is gone. The only drama was whether Nieuwendyk would survive. Apparently we have our answer.

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If the Stars do fire Nieuwendyk, whoever takes over - whether its Nill or someone else - is going to benefit from the rebuilding work that GM Joe has done under the toughest circumstances possible the last 4 seasons.

I just hope this doesn't mean they abandon the plan they were progressing on lately. They have the right idea, they need to stay the course.

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Look on the even brighter side, we can still be GM'd by GMJN

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Look on the even brighter side, we can still be GM'd by GMJN

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Wow, I can't believe it. You guys are getting one of the best in the business, congrats! Hope this doesn't make things awkward in the Wings front office tonight.

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Look on the even brighter side, we can still be GM'd by GMJN
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I have to be honest ... I was still scared in the back of my mind that Brian Burke was coming here.

Such a weight off my chest ...

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excited if true.

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I have to be honest ... I was still scared in the back of my mind that Brian Burke was coming here.

Such a weight off my chest ...
Still two days for things to go wrong.

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Look on the even brighter side, we can still be GM'd by GMJN
Haha this is awesome.

Also, I have to say I like this move. Nieuwendyk is a decent GM when it comes to drafting/development, but his NHL player evaluations/trades have been very hit or miss. Nill on the other hand has been a huge part of Detroit's success the past 20 years.

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Need some info on Nill, anyone know some good articles or whatnot?

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I didn't think JN and Gully were so bad, but obviously they weren't good enough.

Welcome to our new scapegoat!

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Good move. Love Joe...great guy but just from a trades perspective as a outside observer....YEEEEECH

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Need some info on Nill, anyone know some good articles or whatnot?
Check out the Fire Joe thread. I posted what I could find.

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Need some info on Nill, anyone know some good articles or whatnot?
I believe he's been the guy running Detroit's drafts for quite some time now, as well as overseeing player development in the minors and in Europe.

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I wish Joe the best and I feel sorry that it didn't work out for him here. It would've been very cool to have a great GM who was part of the team that won the Cup. But things rarely work out that neatly.

For all of his shortcomings he'll be remembered as a GM who finally put the appropriate amount of organizational emphasis on the draft and stopped the practice of squandering away our picks. I honestly believe that the Stars have one of the best prospect pools in the NHL and that will bear fruit for many years to come.

That said, he struggled mightily when it came to evaluation at the NHL level. The overall strategic vision for the makeup of the team was never clear and seemed to vacillate from season to season. That Ryder for Cole swap will go down as the moment when I knew he didn't have what it took.

Here's to learning more about Jim Nill. I really had no clue about him until that article from earlier today. He sounds like one of the best kept secrets in the league. He's neither a retread nor an inexperienced hire which is a very rare and exciting combination.

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Here's some more info from one of my favorite draft guys:

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Corey Pronman ‏@coreypronman 20m

For Dallas fans, Jim Nill's been the guy responsible for overseeing the DET drafts. He also has a killer stache.
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Number of bad drafts, but last 4-5 sesons they've built an elite system. RT @67sound: do you like DET's drafting record post-Dats/Zetts?
Plus ... I love to hear things like this. We're getting a true talent evaluator:

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Mark Edwards ‏@MarkEdwardsHP 11m

@TSNBobMcKenzie @darrendreger Just met Jim for the first time in Sochi. Seemed like a really classy good guy to me. Happy for him.

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Some info on Nill:
http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index....nill_to_b.html

"Nill, 55, is one of the most highly regarded NHL executives who is not a GM. He was offered the Montreal Canadiens' GM job last summer but turned it down for family reasons."

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If he is that highly regarded, he probably could have had his choice of a few jobs this summer. That he chose Dallas so quick may show a little bit about the kind of pull Gaglardi has.

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