Jeff Reese: Dallas Stars Owe Compensation to Philadelphia Flyers?
Per Mike Heika, but we have conflicting reports now.
Edit: I said fired. I should have said "mutually agreed to part ways".
The Dallas Stars reportedly will have a new goalie coach. Since then there has been some confusion as to whether or not the Stars will owe the Philadelphia Flyers compensation for snatching up Jeff Reese. Mike Heika's initial tweet on the matter:
I think Elliotte Friedman's right re: Jeff Reese and Stars, but it's a complicated transaction with compensation issues. Could take time.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) June 11, 2015
Alan Muir of Sports Illustrated quickly jumped in to add some clarification.
@MikeHeika May be misunderstanding you Mike, but Stars would not owe compensation to Flyers. Only applies to HCO, GM or Pres of HK Opp.— Al Muir (@almuirSI) June 11, 2015
@almuirSI Gotcha. I'm still trying to understand it. I know the Stars are being very cautious.— Mike Heika (@MikeHeika) June 11, 2015
More clarification about the situation can be found here and here.
The caution that Heika is sensing is interesting nonetheless. It doesn't appear like the Stars will owe anything in the way of compensation, and it would be absurd if they had to given that he was fired, but that applies to anyone in the league. That's another topic for another time though.
This is a big move though. It's natural for the Stars to be a bit cautious, though in the case of compensation it does appear that they don't need to be worried too much.
Ninja edit: The Flyers and Reese mutually parted ways. No one officially was fired. No one officially quit.