Home HockeyBuzz Register Login
"go stars go"
United States, TX • United States •
Ok so I am posting this a few days after the appointment of Hull and Jackson as interim co-general managers in Dallas. This whole interim co-GM thing seems to me that Hicks wants Jackson to train Hull so that Hull can take over as the man in Dallas. I don’t mind Hull as a co-gm as long as he is just the sideline guy that is there to learn the position. Jackson has been instrumental in the Dallas draft for the last few years at least, Morrow and Niskanen are our only top shelf draft choices. This makes me think that the firing of Doug Armstring isnt going to make any difference, thus it was pointless. I am worried about Hull’s attitude and drive to finish fast. I am afraid that he will pull the trigger on things too quickly and only think about the short term, thus screwing us for the long term. I also have to wonder if Hicks appointed Hull because of his goal scoring and popularity while a player. I think that the nod should have gone to Dave Taylor. This guy was instrumental in drafting/acquiring players like Cammaleri, Frolov, Kopitar, Brown, Vishnovsky (SP?), Bernier, Johnson, etc in LA. He got a little bit of a raw deal in LA and we were able to rope him in, now we should use him! Players do not always make good GMs. Going from the “ambassador of fun” to co-GM is quite a jump. I hope I am wrong about Hull and Jackson, but I know I am right about Dave Taylor and he should be the GM.

I am trying to figure out which other GM in the league is going to pick on big D first. Pittsburgh wants Turco, Tampa wants Turco, Buffalo wants Modano, everyone wants Zubov, Teams with shootout woes may want Jokinen, lots of talk about Boucher. etc etc. anyone need an energy player? we have fedoruk winchester and miettinen... come and get it!

I could get over Turco, and maybe even Modano, but if any GM is dumb enough to give away Zubov then they should never have had the GM position. He is our transition game, he is our power play, he is our defense. Without him Dallas is lost.

I think Tippett has 2 weeks to turn this thing around in order to save his job starting tonight against Colorado. Stastny had a hat trick last time these 2 met. I think that in order to save his job, Dallas needs a very positive winning record over these next 2 weeks. 8 games in 14 days. 6-2 would be a good start towards Tip being allowed to continue behind the bench.

Fri Nov 16, 2007 Avalanche @ Stars
Mon Nov 19, 2007 Kings @ Stars
Wed Nov 21, 2007 Ducks @ Stars
Fri Nov 23, 2007 Maple Leafs @ Stars
Sun Nov 25, 2007 Stars @ Rangers
Mon Nov 26, 2007 Stars @ Islanders
Wed Nov 28, 2007 Stars @ Devils
Fri Nov 30, 2007 Stars @ Penguins

Any thoughts? Send them my way in a comment here or you can e-mail me...
[email][email protected][/email]

Filed Under:   Stars   Hull   Jakson   Taylor   Hicks   Tippett   Modano   Zubov  
November 16, 2007 5:46 PM ET | Delete
This is the hard part of hockey for me... putting my emotions aside and understanding the business part of the game and the whole trading value to get value, etc. I would really hate to see Turco or Modano go...really really hate it but I understand the logic behind it. Trading Zubov? That is just dumb. I can't for the life of me figure out a good reason to do that. I know Modano has a NTC, do you think he'll waive it? I keep reading how "content" he is in Dallas but let's step back for a second... he isnt Captain anymore - a little premature if you ask me but only my opinion. Its been Morrow, Morrow, Morrow here lately. He's broken the American born player points
November 16, 2007 5:49 PM ET | Delete
awww where'd the rest of my comment go? :(
November 18, 2007 11:12 AM ET | Delete
I think Tippet is safe until the All Star break. who would take his place anyway in the middle of the season if you truely want to make the playoffs and build for the future. I don't know if Mike Smith is the answer if Turco is moved. Would hate to see him go. Dallas really needs to draft better not much to show besides Morrow , Turco, Grossman , Smith,Daley. Jackson is there to train Hull. If wecould just train Hicks
Leave a Comment
You must be logged in to leave a comment.