In news that should surprise no one, the Dallas Stars have inked co-general managers Brett Hull and Les Jackson to concurrent three-year contracts running through the 2011 season.
It seemed a desperate move when owner Tom Hicks fired former GM Doug Armstrong and replaced him with two guys. Like with football quarterbacks, if you have two GMs it usually means you don't have any.
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But, give them credit, Hull and Jackson not only got along, they made the key acquisition of forward Brad Richards in February that helped Dallas push the Red Wings to a Game 6 in the NHL Western Conference Finals.
With them back and Mike Modano announcing he's returning next year for a 19th NHL season, Stars' fans likely can't wait for training camp.
Me? I'm about done writing hockey. Wake me up next April. -- Richie Whitt