Stars To Name Jim Nill New GM; Sabres To Retain Darcy Regier
Stars Owner Tom Gaglardi yesterday confirmed that Red Wings Assistant GM Jim Nill will "be named the new GM at a news conference" today. Nill has "turned down" recent offers, including one from the Canadiens, because of "his appreciation of the Red Wings and the health of his wife, Bekki, who has been battling cancer." However, Stars CEO Jim Lites said that he "presented the positives of the Stars organization, and Nill decided it was the right time" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 4/29).
Meanwhile, the Sabres today are expected to announce that GM Darcy Regier "will be retained." Regier and team President Ted Black will meet with the media. There has been talk "for years" around the organization that certain players "would be willing to stick around if the Sabres fired Regier" and hired a new GM (BUFFALO NEWS, 4/28).