Dallas Stars Daily Hookups: Pete DeBoer officially hired as head coach

It’s official – Pete DeBoer is the 25th manager in Dallas Stars history:

“Pete brings great experience to our locker room and we are thrilled to appoint him our next manager”, [general manager Jim] Nill said. “Every team he has taken over have not only shown immediate improvements, but have been ultra-competitive in the Stanley Cup playoffs … His resume shows the high standards he sets and his ability to bring his team to that level. level consistently. “

DeBoer has 14 years of experience as NHL head coach behind him, having served as one every season since 2008. He has a long history of immediate success with his new teams, who have undoubtedly attracted the Stars.

“Over the past few seasons, I’ve seen firsthand what the Stars are building with a mix of dynamic young players and established leaders,” said DeBoer. “The chance to become the next manager of this team was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I would like to thank Tom Gaglardi and Jim Nill for the chance to help lead this team as we work together to bring another Stanley Cup to Dallas. “

You can read the full press release of the Stars here.


Stories of stars

Now is the time for reactions. First, Mike Heika talks about why Dallas might be the perfect fit for DeBoer:

Meanwhile David Castillo shows optimism, but can’t help but wonder if this is the wrong in shape:

And regardless of suitability, Saad Yousuf argues that the key to DeBoer’s success in Dallas lies in changing the dreaded “culture of mediocrity.”


Around the league

The NHL Awards took place last night and, for the sake of brevity, I’ll just mention the highlights:

And here are the 1st and 2nd NHL All-Stars Teams:

Moving on, here are some updates on availability for tonight’s Game 4 between Avalanche and Tampa Bay Lightning:

Speaking of the playoffs, Dallas vs Calgary Flames cracked Down Goes Brown’s top half of this post-season’s best series (so far):

DeBoer wasn’t the old coaching news yesterday: The Edmonton Oilers officially gave their gig to Jay Woodcroft:

Meanwhile Dan Bylsma will be the head coach of Seattle Kraken’s new AHL affiliate:

Finally, on a darker note, Katie Strang has the latest news on the allegations against Hockey Canada:

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