The Dallas Stars had some small activity happening this week, but the moves could mean a lot for the future of the team. First the Stars added to their coaching staff by making Willie Desjardins an Associate Coach. Desjardins has had success on a couple of levels during his coaching career. He coached the Medicine Hat Tigers for the last 8 seasons, leading them to WHL Championships in 2003 & 2004 and to being the runner-up at the 2007 Memorial Cup Tournament. He also was the assistant coach for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2009 and in 2010 was the head coach and helped put the team together. While I do not know a bunch about him, I do know of some of the teams he has coached and I know that Medicine Hat has had some great prospects come out of there or spend time there. So he has a track record of working with young players and young talent, and winning at a couple of levels. He could be a great addition working with the younger guys starting to take over this team. Also watch for him to be a possible candidate to taking over the head coaching spot if Crawford gets fired in a year or so…and I have a feeling I will probably be screaming for that soon enough.
Also, the Stars signed young prospect Scott Glennie to a 3-year entry level deal. The Stars 1st round pick from last year, #8 overall, showed some signs of a great future by continuing to tally up points at the WHL level. He may only be 19 years old, but he has in 182 WHL games in 3 seasons and has totaled 86 goals and 131 assists. He is expected to be a big thing for the Stars in a few years and could be a star someday. It may still be a couple of years away though, as he will probably stay up north or be in Cedar Park with the Texas Stars this season. But next off-season we could see a push for him to make the roster if he has a great year this season. No matter what, his name is one that you will be hearing throughout the Stars organization for a while. And hopefully it turns out in a good way and we get to see this kid tearing it up at the NHL level in a couple of seasons.