Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hull of a mistake?

Dallas Stars Chairman of the Board and Owner Thomas O. Hicks announced this afternoon that Brett Hull and Les Jackson have been named Interim Co-General Managers to run the Stars’ Hockey Operations for the remainder of the season. Earlier today Hicks announced that he relieved Doug Armstrong from his duties as General Manager of the hockey club.

It's funny, actually, as I was picking through a few Stars blogs today in light of the news on Armstrong, I saw one mention Hull as a potential GM candidate. I thought the idea was too ludicrous to include in my post but, well, I guess stranger things have happened.



At 6:37 p.m., November 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can you do, Jeremy Roenick wasn't available.

Let's hope JFJ is replaced by Wendel and Dougie.

At 7:44 p.m., November 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also thought it was too ludicrous to mention. Especially with Taylor and Jackson there.

Sure seems appropriate that these two should share the GM job, given their qualifications:

"Hull, 43, is in his second season in the front office for the Dallas Stars. He was named as Special Advisor to Hockey Operations this past summer, assisting in all areas of Hockey Operations. Hull served as Special Assistant to the President the previous season, helping in areas of business operations, broadcasting and marketing."

"Jackson, 54, has spent 20 total years in Hockey Operations for the Stars over two different stints, including the last seven seasons as Assistant General Manager, where he has management and oversight over the club’s amateur program and scouting efforts. Jackson also assisted in the evaluation of players as it relates to movement within the organization including the entry draft, trades and free agent signings. He served as Assistant General Manager for the Atlanta Thrashers from 1999-2000. "

At 10:21 p.m., November 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When they fired Pat Quinn in Vancouver, they tried to run the GM's job by Committee for a while. Yeah, that worked out well...


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