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Dallas Stars hire Peter DeBoer to replace Rick Bowness as head coach

The Dallas Stars on Tuesday hired Peter DeBoer as their new coach, a month after he was fired by the Vegas Golden Knights. DeBoer, who previously led New Jersey and San Jose to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season with both of those clubs, was fired by the Knights after they missed the playoffs for the first time in the franchise's five-season history.
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Thank You, Rick Bowness

Rick Bowness stepped down last week as the Dallas Stars head coach after three seasons. This was the right move for the organization. But while the Stars needed to make this change to progress as a team, the long time coach deserves to be respected. Leaving on these terms is much more appropriate than him being fired.
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Rick Bowness Is Gone. Where Do the Stars Go From Here?

The Rick Bowness era is over. The now-former Stars coach leaves behind an 89-62-25 record and a .577 points percentage, the latter of which is the fifth-highest mark in franchise history. For that, we wish him well. As analysts, it’s always worth respecting what we don’t know because coaching is not just about strategies or tactics. It’s about human relations, too. We don’t know what words Bowness used on his roster to drive Dallas into a Stanley Cup run in 2020 or to force a Game 7 against the Calgary Flames, but whatever he said and communicated helped drive the team’s belief in itself. That’s no small thing. But neither is the task ahead for the next coach. Not only will the next set of coaches be tasked with improving Dallas’ offense; they’ll be asked to recapture the team’s defensive identity, too.

Stars considered replacing Rick Bowness with Rick Tocchet midseason?

While the Rick Bowness era in Dallas officially came to a close two days ago, it could have ended far sooner. On the 32 Thoughts segment of Saturday night’s Sportsnet broadcast of the Avalanche-Blues game, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Dallas Stars “considered a coaching change” around the All-Star break and had “zeroed in on” former Arizona Coyotes head coach and current TNT analyst Rick Tocchet as their next bench boss. Friedman states that the two parties could not come to terms on a deal at the time, but speculates that he could be a name the team circles back to for its current vacancy.
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Rick Bowness steps down after three seasons as Dallas Stars head coach

The Dallas Stars announced Friday that head coach Rick Bowness is stepping down after three seasons leading the team, the team announced. Bowness' two-year contract expired following his team's Game 7 loss to the Calgary Flames, which knocked them out of the postseason in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Dallas Stars' Rick Bowness stepping down after three seasons as head coach

Rick Bowness is stepping aside as Dallas Stars head coach after three seasons, the team announced on Friday. Bowness, 67, had his two-year contract expire after the Stars were eliminated by the Calgary Flames in seven games in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Assistant coaches Derek Laxdal, John Stevens and Todd Nelson will also not return to the Stars next season.

Rick Bowness won’t return as coach of Dallas Stars

Rick Bowness will not return as head coach of the Dallas Stars after nearly three seasons in which he led them to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and the playoffs again this year. While Bowness was not under contract past this season, the 67-year-old coach said in a statement released by the team Friday that he was stepping away to “allow the organization the opportunity to pursue a different direction at the head coaching position.” The move doesn’t necessarily mean Bowness is done coaching.

Rick Bowness leaves Stars' bench after three seasons

The Stars finished fourth in the Central Division, posting a record of 46-30-6. Dallas earned a berth into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but lost to the Calgary Flames in seven games in the first round. Bowness, 67, was hired ahead of the 2019-20 season and spent three seasons behind the...

Rick Bowness will not return as Stars coach

The Dallas Stars are the latest team to be on the hunt for a new head coach. They officially announced that Rick Bowness, along with assistants Derek Laxdal, John Stevens and Todd Nelson will not be back next season. Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News confirms goaltending coach Jeff Reese, video coach Kelly Forbes, and assistant video coach Matt Rodell will remain in their positions.

Rick Bowness Steps Down as Dallas Stars Coach

Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness announced Friday that he is stepping away from the team, effective immediately. Stars general manager Jim Nill also announced assistant coaches Todd Nelson, Derek Laxdal and John Stevens will not return to the team. Nill noted “the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.”

Dallas Stars looking for a coach as Rick Bowness steps down

You can probably add the Dallas Stars to the Barry Trotz sweepstakes . On Friday, Rick Bowness announced that he would be stepping down from his position effective immediately. NHL Analyst Kevin Weekes broke the news today in one of his unique “Where in the World is Kevin Weekes Breaking...