The Stars have signed their general managers Brett Hull and Les Jackson to three-year deals, taking them through the 2010-11 season. Rejoice! The interim tag has been kicked to the curb!
Anyway, you can't deny the job that these two have done with this group. They got the NHL talking with their acquisition of Brad Richards, and they sewed up Mike Ribeiro for the next five season. As Brenden Morrow said yesterday, "we were a good team before. But their insight on what the team was lacking really improved us."
The Stars were 38-23-4 under Jack-Hull, advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since the 2000 postseason.
Well done, guys. Wonder if this starts a trend of hiring two GMs in the league. OK, probably not, but Tom Hicks needs to be given credit for this idea. The NHL had a collective laugh in November when he did it, but I haven't heard much chuckling since.