Just got off a conference call with Stars new associate coach Willie Desjardins. Here's a quote from him on the decision to leave the Medicine Hat Tigers and join the Dallas Stars.
"It was a tough decision. My time in Medicine Hat was great. It wasn't just coaching here, but I got to be part of a community and part of a history of a team. It was a great place to coach and that's what made it harder. If I hadn't enjoyed it here, it would have been an easier decision. I really had a great spot here.
"I wouldn't have left if I didn't think it wasn't an unbelievable opportunity. I just think it's such a great franchise. I really like the leadership and the direction and I am really excited about the opportunity. I wouldn't have gone just anywhere, but this was an exceptional place."