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07-10-2010, 08:59 PM
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Stars name Willie Desjardins associate coach

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Multiple sources have Medicine Hat Head Coach/GM Willie Desjardins being a candidate to join the Dallas Stars.
http://jeffhollick.blogspot.com/2010...ch-in-hat.html

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This is the original source reporting the rumor: http://thepipelineshow.blogspot.com/...-star-dom.html

Listen to these guys all the time for prospect info. Seems like a legitimate source.

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I'm okay with that, I like what he did in the WJC's

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Taking over Moog's spot?

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Taking over Moog's spot?
Only open position unless someone is fired.

At first, I thought they'd just go with 2 assistants like they had in the past. This guy is a top coach in juniors though. I can't imagine he'd take a lesser role like Moog had (rotating on the bench with Stu).

IMO .... Crow would be on the bench with Desjardins and Huddy. Stu would be the permanent eyes in the sky. Otherwise, I don't know why he'd leave his gig as GM/coach of Medicine Hat.

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So maybe like a Rick Wilson level of responsibility? And instead of being the trusty lieutenant possibly more as the head-coach-in-waiting if Crawford makes a false step? One can hope.

I mean, how much responsibility could he have as simply an assistant? Huddy wasn't allowed to even set the D pairs. This isn't some hotshot up-and-coming guy either who would just be happy to be here, he's in his 50s.

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BIG mistake

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One would think since he's been coaching in the CHL he knows how to handle kids, which would be a good thing for the Stars. And he's got a good mustache, so that's a plus.

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And he's got a good mustache
Pretty much the only thing that matters.

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And he's got a good mustache, so that's a plus.
It all makes sense now, didn't Tippet shave off his Mustache before his last season after we lost in the WCF, and didn't Hitch do the same before his last season in Dallas. The Stache is the key to Dallas Success. (I think we need to start showing Stache centric clips from the Good Guys on the jumbo tron next season just to enhance out Stache Mojo).

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BIG mistake
uhh.. care to elaborate a bit on why? do you know this guy personally or something?

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It all makes sense now, didn't Tippet shave off his Mustache before his last season after we lost in the WCF, and didn't Hitch do the same before his last season in Dallas. The Stache is the key to Dallas Success. (I think we need to start showing Stache centric clips from the Good Guys on the jumbo tron next season just to enhance out Stache Mojo).
Tip shaved it after 03-04 I want to say.

It was well gone by the WCF run.

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Yeah, the mustache was gone after Tippett's first or second season.

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hmm, delayed reaction?

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It all makes sense now, didn't Tippet shave off his Mustache before his last season after we lost in the WCF, and didn't Hitch do the same before his last season in Dallas. The Stache is the key to Dallas Success. (I think we need to start showing Stache centric clips from the Good Guys on the jumbo tron next season just to enhance out Stache Mojo).
Bolded for emphasis. Never ye mind if Tippett lost the mustache after his second season.

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Hmm, yeah to be honest I never really got into the whole mustache debate at the time, I just remembered the uproar it caused on this particular board when he did, and back on the original stars board when Hitch shaved his off way back in the day.

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Apparently Desjardins also recently interviewed to become the new head coach for the AHL's Manitoba Moose, which ended up going to Claude Noel. So he's clearly looking to move up the ranks.

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Late on Friday we mentioned that Medicine Hat Tigers GM/Coach Willie Desjardins appears headed for the NHL's Dallas Stars. Tonight, two other credible reports have come our way as well as a third being discussed that also concerns Medicine Hat.

First, Kootenay Ice play by play voice Jeff Hollick is suggesting that Desjardins' replacement on the bench of the Tigers would likely be Shaun Clouston. Clouston is currently one of two associate coaches in Medicine Hat and has been with the team for 7 years so it would make sense that he could step into Desjardins' shoes. While nothing has been announced as of yet, another source suggested to me tonight that Willie Desjardins' appointment as an associate coach in Dallas is all but a certainty now.
http://thepipelineshow.blogspot.com/...uttlebutt.html

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Apparently Desjardins also recently interviewed to become the new head coach for the AHL's Manitoba Moose, which ended up going to Claude Noel. So he's clearly looking to move up the ranks.
Saw a report from 2007 that San Antonio (AHL) offered him the head coach position, but he turned them down.

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The Tigers are holding a Press Conference Tomorrow at noon. Rumours are abuzz saying Desjardins is leaving the Hat to become an associate coach in Dallas

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Heika points out that Desjardins doesn't appear to have any strong pre-existing ties to the organization.
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The Tigers are holding a Press Conference Tomorrow at noon. Rumours are abuzz saying Desjardins is leaving the Hat to become an associate coach in Dallas
Would you mind sharing your personal thoughts/impressions of him and his style?

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Desjardins is extremely competitive and pretty smart. If something is going wrong he spends a lot of effort trying to find a solution. He is more of an offensively minded coach.

Watching the world juniors you may have noticed he always looks angry barking orders and rocks back and forth on the bench, however the players are always saying he is a players coach and pretty friendly.

Desjardins prefers smaller players with speed and skill who stick to systems play. In the Hat if players started deviating from the systems they would either lose ice-time or spend hours in practice re-learning.

He also prefers his players to carry the puck into the offensive zone rather than dumping it in. His systems are usually designed to get the opponents to dump the puck then use quick mobile defensman to quickly transition the puck back up to the forwards.

He believes in speed and skill, size is an afterthought. Although he usually likes at least one guy on the team who is a team leader and tough.

Edit: I want to also add that Willie is very loyal to his players. If someone makes a mistake or has a bad couple games he will almost always stick by his player.


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Desjardins is extremely competitive and pretty smart. If something is going wrong he spends a lot of effort trying to find a solution. He is more of an offensively minded coach.

Watching the world juniors you may have noticed he always looks angry barking orders and rocks back and forth on the bench, however the players are always saying he is a players coach and pretty friendly.

Desjardins prefers smaller players with speed and skill who stick to systems play. In the Hat if players started deviating from the systems they would either lose ice-time or spend hours in practice re-learning.

He also prefers his players to carry the puck into the offensive zone rather than dumping it in. His systems are usually designed to get the opponents to dump the puck then use quick mobile defensman to quickly transition the puck back up to the forwards.

He believes in speed and skill, size is an afterthought. Although he usually likes at least one guy on the team who is a team leader and tough.
sounds pretty much in line with what the team's stated organizational philosiphy is, except in practice the Stars have pursued the "tough" rather then the "speed and skill".

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Desjardins is extremely competitive and pretty smart. If something is going wrong he spends a lot of effort trying to find a solution. He is more of an offensively minded coach.

Watching the world juniors you may have noticed he always looks angry barking orders and rocks back and forth on the bench, however the players are always saying he is a players coach and pretty friendly.

Desjardins prefers smaller players with speed and skill who stick to systems play. In the Hat if players started deviating from the systems they would either lose ice-time or spend hours in practice re-learning.

He also prefers his players to carry the puck into the offensive zone rather than dumping it in. His systems are usually designed to get the opponents to dump the puck then use quick mobile defensman to quickly transition the puck back up to the forwards.

He believes in speed and skill, size is an afterthought. Although he usually likes at least one guy on the team who is a team leader and tough.
Thanks a lot, much appreciated. I like the way he sounds.

While we have you here, any guesses on whether Coyle will come back or turn pro?

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