"While we were disappointed that we didn't make the playoffs last year, there was a lot to like and a lot to build on. It is my intention to build this team into a winner. We'd all like nothing more than to have our own parade again with the Stanley Cup in downtown Dallas." -- Joe Nieuwendyk
-- During his opening marks at Monday's press conference to officially introduce Glen Gulutzan as the new coach of the
couldn't help but refer to the other tenant of the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks, who were crowned 2011 NBA champions just over one week ago.
Nieuwendyk, who helped bring the Stanley Cup to Dallas in 1999, the city’s last title before this year, sees many parallels between the champion Mavericks and the current Stars.
"They have tremendous leadership from top to bottom. I think they've shown from staying the course, determination and teamwork in every since of the word that you can achieve your goals. I think they're a good model for us to follow as we move forward here," Nieuwendyk said.