BUFFALO – Not surprisingly, new Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill recently spoke to former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff about his club’s vacancy, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The Stars also plan on interviewing Alain Vigneault, who likely won’t be out of work long following his recent dismissal from Vancouver, and Willie Desjardins, their AHL coach, the News reported. The team plans on taking its time searching.
Whether it happens in the coming weeks, later this summer or even the fall or winter, Ruff will almost certainly land another gig. The respect for him around the NHL is just too high. Right now, there are very few proven coaches available. The market basically ends after Ruff and Vigneault.
Now, could you imagine Ruff, whose Stanley Cups dreams were dashed by the Stars with the infamous 1999 “No Goal,” coaching Dallas?
Buffalo collectively trembles.