Like Marty Turco and Rich Peverley before him, former Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow has rejoined the Stars organization post-retirement. But although he already has a title — Director of Business and Hockey Development — what Morrow will actually do in the organization is still up in the air:
“I think this is a great opportunity for Brenden, and I’ve been pushing him to do it,” said Turco. “He just has so much to offer, and the best way to find out what he wants to do is to get in there and try some things and see what he likes.”
One thing’s for sure — Morrow brings a good share of knowledge to the table:
In addition to understanding what it takes to get himself to a place where he could be a successful athlete, he also knows how to help get a team to succeed.
”He’s been through a lot, so he knows what it’s like to deal with these things,” Turco said. “He understands what players are going through.”
Most importantly, though, is that Morrow is excited to give back to the Stars after spending the majority of his NHL career in Dallas:
“I love this team, I love this organization, and I think the timing is right,” he said.
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Sean Shapiro sat down with new assistant coach John Stevens the other day about his new job:
Discussing Jim Montgomery and different ways to win with new Stars assistant coach John Stevens https://t.co/JNbNaKR9Kh— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 23, 2019
This is a trick question — the correct answer is all of them:
The kid has moves— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 24, 2019
Which Roope Hintz highlight from 2018-19 is your fave?
Did you know Jim Montgomery was traded straight-up for future Hall of Famer Guy Carbonneau? Well now you do!
A couple days old, but the Toronto Maple Leafs reacquired David Clarkson for the final year of his contract:
.@SportChek Player Alert: @MapleLeafs acquire a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and forward David Clarkson from Vegas in exchange for goaltender Garret Sparks.— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 23, 2019
Details >> https://t.co/u88YYDti7Y pic.twitter.com/hNEFtkqsIZ
Instead of trying to explain why that makes sense (kind of), I’ll let James Mirtle take a stab for me;
The Winnipeg Jets have a lot of work ahead of them this offseason:
It’s the summer of the RFA, which means there’s way too many names bouncing around. Here’s a breakdown to help keep your head straight:
The RFA mega post. The players yet to sign (oh hai Mitch and Brayden). The arbitration cases. And an analysis of the RFAs who have signed, including a certain offer sheet. #NHL https://t.co/b27Zuf1L9m— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) July 24, 2019
Speaking of contracts, it always feels good to see John Klingberg pop up on these lists: