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Time for a shakeup in Dallas?

Mar 17, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

Antoine Roussel Brenden Morrow, Erik Cole, Curt Fraser, Glen Gulutzan AP

Dallas’ 8-1 loss to Chicago last night not only saw them wind up on the bad side of too many highlights, but it may be the kind of thing that leads to big changes.

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News opines saying it’s the sort of blowout that can get coaches or GMs fired or lead to the locker room being cleared out.

Could the Stars resort to personnel changes after an 8-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday the worst loss the team has suffered at American Airlines Center? Well, it seems at the very least we should be on alert.

After all, owner Tom Gaglardi was in the building. He brought his family down for the game from Vancouver and viewed that debacle live. While the team’s performance on the ice was frustrating, it may have been just as annoying that the arena was sold out, and that Chicago fans were having a heyday.

So what is there to do? Firing coach Glen Gulutzan would seem like the first and obvious move to make if you’re looking to send a message, but Dallas is heavily in the mix for the playoffs (three points back of eighth).

Ditching GM Joe Nieuwendyk? Not likely happening as he’s been steadily rebuilding what former owner Tom Hicks blew up. Perhaps it’s time for Nieuwendyk to start working the phones a little harder and change up the roster.

  1. misterchainbluelightning - Mar 17, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    James Neal and Niskanen for Goligoski
    Not trading Brad Richards
    No playoffs during his tenure while only having the 14th ranked farm system
    He he got Kari Lehtonen for nothing, but come on the guy was an afterthought coming off back surgery and constantly being injured prior.
    Sure he walked into a messed up situation, but he hasn’t improved it at all. Desperate signing of Jagr and another bad trade with Ott for Roy doesn’t help either.

    Ditching Joe isn’t likely happening but it should, there’s nothing he’s done to suggest he’s cut out for the job, Cornell education notwithstanding.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Mar 17, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      Oh and if you fire the GM, may as well ditch the coach too. But Dallas should keep the scouts, they are the only ones who have done a good job in Dallas.

  2. andrewokwuosah - Mar 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Reblogged this on Paw Print.

  3. bcisleman - Mar 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    For whaqt its worth, Joe, a MUCH better headline. This one reflects what the article says.

  4. blomfeld - Mar 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM


    Can’t say that I know a whole lot about the Star’s current plight … and nor do I necessarily care for them. What I do know however is that no “single” bullet causes 7 x entry/exit wounds while traveling a trajectory which is consistent with some bizarre geometric shape! The entire Warren Commission was nothing but a “state sanctioned” cover-up and a travesty to boot. And to this day, those who were responsible for the tragic events of November 22nd in 1963, have never been brought to justice or even held to account. So to hell with Gaglardi and his stupid “struggling” investment. What we want and need to see is “truth” finally emerge from the sad and blood-stained ground that is Dealey Plaza.

    Note: According to the Single “Magic” Bullet Theory, a three-centimeter (1.2″)-long copper-jacketed lead-core 6.5-millimeter rifle bullet fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository passed through President Kennedy’s neck and Governor Connally’s chest and wrist and embedded itself in the Governor’s thigh. If so, this bullet traversed 15 layers of clothing, 7 layers of skin, and approximately 15 inches of tissue, struck a necktie knot, removed 4 inches of rib, and shattered a radius bone. The bullet was found on a gurney in the corridor at the Parkland Memorial Hospital, in Dallas, after the assassination. The Warren Commission found that this gurney was the one that had borne Governor Connally.[3] This bullet became a key Commission exhibit, identified as CE 399. Its copper jacket was completely intact. While the bullet’s nose appeared normal, the tail was compressed laterally on one side.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Mar 17, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      More worthless useless garbage from the wannabe cartoon character who does his lame song and dance every time he posts.

  5. mattypbillsmafia - Mar 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    ummm, wasn’t blomfeld blocked? And if I’m wrong, why hasn’t he been. WTF does the kennedy assasination have to do with the Dallas Stars??? I mean, yea, both are/were in Dallas, but seriously PHT, you’re better than letting this weirdo stay on here.

  6. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Yes! Same for NYR, Flyers, Caps, and TBL. All of them should go through some sort of changes. The to see good coaches get fired, but, sometimes it has to happen. Some players need to be moved as well in some of these organizations.

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