After a .500 start through 14 games, the Dallas Stars decided it was time to make a change.
In the wake of GM Doug Armstrong's dismissal, the team is heading in a new direction—but what that direction is isn't exactly clear.
And things don't look to get much more settled before the end of the season.
The Stars named future Hall-of-Famer Brett Hull as co-interim GM along with Les Jackson. I don't know why Hull—with no experience in any front office position—would be the man for the job, but Jackson has earned his shot.
Les Jackson has been in the Stars organization since the Minnesota days. He did a short stint as the assistant GM of the Atlanta Thrashers before returning to Dallas.
The Stars' owner has stated that Jackson and Hull will be co-general managers for the remainder of the season, meaning that no permanent decision will be made until the summer.
As I see it, it would have made more sense to name Jackson the sole interim GM will bringing Hull aboard as an assistant. That said, Hull has never been one to take orders well, and it remains to be seen how compatible he'll be with Jackson.
Side note: How Brett Hull becomes a GM before Mark Messier is even interviewed for a front office position is beyond me.