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Joe Nieuwendyk faces tough decision

GM has to find coach for Stars who can relate to young players, keep team motivated

Updated: June 9, 2011, 1:57 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FRISCO, Texas  Joe Nieuwendyk is getting ready to make his most important hire as Dallas Stars general manager.

For the past two seasons, Nieuwendyk has worked to mold a team in his image, with players who work hard, care about the other guys in the dressing room and understand their role.

For that kind of team to return the franchise to the playoffs on a yearly basis -- which had been the norm until thepast three seasons -- it will take a coach who can teach young players and motivate ...

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