It's a new game for Stars in 2010-11

GM Nieuwendyk looks to rebuild winning attitude in post-Modano and Turco era

Updated: October 7, 2010, 4:49 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Joe Nieuwendyk knew he had to be the one to climb on the Zamboni and resurface the Dallas Stars organization.

No one was going to do it for him. Mike Modano didn't skate off into retirement and wanted to play in Dallas. Goalie Marty Turco was a fan favorite and just a few years ago -- 2008 -- helped lead the Stars to the Western Conference Finals.

But Nieuwendyk, the Stars' second-year general manager, saw a stale group that didn't seem to be headed in the ...

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