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by George Malik on 07/06/13 at 02:55 PM ET
Updated 6x at 7:23 PM: *#$%@&.
McDonnell ran the Red Wings' draft and was essentially named an assistant GM...But Hakan, from what I understand, is happily employed by the Wings, and I would imagine that it would take an arm and a leg and then some for Nill to be allowed to pry him from Detroit's clutches.
Update #2: MLive's Brendan Savage confirms:
The Detroit Red Wings director of amateur scouting is following former assistant general manager Jim Nill to Texas, G.M. Ken Holland told MLive.com today.
Nill, the Red Wings former assistant general manager who was hired to be the Dallas Stars G.M. in April, has lured Joe McDonnell away from the Red Wings.
McDonnell has been a Red Wings scout for 18 years and became their director of amateur scouting in 2003.
Nill also hired Red Wings scout Mark Leach to accompany McDonnell to Dallas.
Holland said the Red Wings hope to have their scouting staff in place by next week. They're going to make a few additions and will give more prominent roles to scouts Jeff Finley and David Kolb.
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