Jim Nill is always juggling something.
Some days, the Stars general manager is simply working with tennis balls or oranges. Other days, it's chainsaws and watermelons.
But there is always juggling.
Nill spent last week with his amateur scouts in Buffalo interviewing prospective draftees at the annual NHL Scouting Combine. This week, he will host the pro scouts in Frisco to get their take on players inside the organization and out.
He has signed two European free agents in defenseman Emil Djuse, 25, and forward Joel Kiviranta, 23. He has made the decision to relinquish control of Brett Davis, Liam Hawel, Jermaine Loewen and Markus Ruusu by not offering contracts by June 1.
All of it is done with much thought and reason. All of it has to fit into the big picture of running a hockey team.