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Crawford Out In Dallas

Frisco, Tex. – Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that Head Coach Marc Crawford has been relieved of his coaching duties, effective immediately.

“I would like to thank Marc for the hard work he provided to the Dallas Stars over the last two seasons,” said Nieuwendyk. “We wish him the best in the future.”

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TheFreak's avatar

Did Nieuwendyk ever play under Crawford?

Posted by TheFreak on 04/12/11 at 05:01 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Lets see Nieuwendyk fires Tippett who goes to Phoenix & turns the laughing stock of the League into a Playoff team & He hires Crawford who is fired 2 years later ! Brilliant move Joe

Posted by Evilpens on 04/12/11 at 05:07 PM ET

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I’ve never thought much of Crawford since he put his previous teams’ interests behind his inexplicable belief in the abysmal Dan Cloutier.

Posted by steviesteve on 04/12/11 at 05:13 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Marc Crawford is the coach who ordered Bertuzzi’s hit on Moore and the coach who continually let Steve Ott off his leash.

the NHL is a better place without him.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 04/12/11 at 05:14 PM ET

Ozzie30's avatar

I love watching Avs fall on their a$$es.

Posted by Ozzie30 on 04/12/11 at 05:18 PM ET

Incognetis's avatar

My thoughts exactly, Evilpens.  Good thing they fired Tippett.  Way to go, Dallas!

Posted by Incognetis from Delaware... Hi... I'm in... Delaware on 04/12/11 at 05:25 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Dave Tippett is a much better coach than Marc Crawford though (IMO) so it’s not quite an apples to apples comparison here ...

Still, brutal end to the season for Dallas.

Posted by SK77 on 04/12/11 at 05:32 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

ncognetis My biggest worry was Mafia Lou actually doing something smart for a change & hiring Tippett & he hired Lemaire again !

Nice Job Lou

Posted by Evilpens on 04/12/11 at 05:43 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Yeah, Devils sure tanked when they brought Lemaire on board ...

Actually seems like it was the perfect bailout hiring. Lemaire came in and righted the ship, returned some hope to New Jersey, and now Lou can take a second stab at hiring a new coach.

Course, he still could screw that up. But give Lemaire some credit with what he did.

Posted by SK77 on 04/12/11 at 05:53 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

UMMM they shit the bed in the playoffs & retired because players hated him for notifying them via text message that they weren’t playing

Posted by Evilpens on 04/12/11 at 06:05 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Given the fact that when he was coach of the Nordique West , crawford, in the heat of a playoff battle, made a crack to Scotty about the plate Bowman has in his skull, I have zero respect for that turd. Hopefully he never gets another NHL gig.

Posted by Down River Dan on 04/12/11 at 06:39 PM ET

SYF's avatar

So glad that piece of shit for a coach is out of the league.  Stay in Denver with your Patty Wah doll, Crawford.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/12/11 at 08:34 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

The fat whiny piece of shit that isn’t carlyle is still without a job. How fast until Ken Hitchcock gets picked up?

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/12/11 at 11:23 PM ET

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