Armstrong out as GM of Dallas Stars
12:33 PM CST on Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The Dallas Stars on Tuesday fired general manager Doug Armstrong.
"As an owner I have to be responsible for one person in hockey operations and that is the general manager of the team," said owner Tom Hicks, who made the announcement. "I thought that the team needed a change in direction. I know that change can be healthy and it was my determination that this move needed to be made. I want the Dallas Stars to return to being one of the elite teams in the league."
Armstrong was in his sixth season as GM. His contract was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season.
"Doug has been a great member of this organization for 17 years and has been a big part of the success we have had here in Dallas, starting under Bob Gainey and winning seven division titles, two Presidents’ Trophies, making two consecutive Stanley Cup Finals appearances and winning the Stanley Cup in 1999," Hicks said.
Hicks said that the team will announce interim positions to run the Stars' hockey operations department in the near future.
Of course, the team and the coach are still garbage, but one step at a time, eh.