Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/11/09 at 12:03 PM ET
from the Dallas Stars,
Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced Thursday that the club has hired Marc Crawford as the 20th head coach in franchise history, and has relieved Dave Tippett of his head coaching duties. Crawford will be formally introduced at a press conference this afternoon at American Airlines Center.
added 11:56am, from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
I just got off the phone with Dave Tippett, and he was philosophical.
“It’s just what you sign up for as a coach, and I don’t think you can ever let it get to you,’’ he said. ``In this business, you have to focus on the job at hand and do it to the best of your ability. Then, if you are moved on, you have to see that as an opportunity. When one door closes, another one opens.”
Tippett said he will head to his summer home in Noirthern Minnesota today and will try to take a step back from the situation and breathe a little bit.
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