Change good for Marc Crawford, Stars

Calmer coach teams up with his players to develop a winning system

Updated: January 25, 2011, 1:43 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars coach Marc Crawford is no longer the emotional volcano, ready to blow at any moment.

In his earlier days, the intense coach would simmer for a little while and then erupt with enough fire to melt the ice. But that was before he had some gray hairs and got the chance to see the game from the television booth high above the ice.

Experience and a different perspective changed Crawford when he returned to the bench before last season in Dallas. And his new ...

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