The Dallas Stars are officially announcing the hiring of Paul Lamarche, former GM of the Tampa Lighting, as there new Assistant general manager. There were some who considered Paul Lamarche as one of the top candidates to take over as assistant gm in Dallas front office once he got fired from Tampa and they were bang on. Paul has spent fifteen seasons working for the lighting, winning a Stanley cup and the Stars could not be more pleased to welcome him to the franchise. Sly Charron , gm of the stars, stated “ Paul has invaluable experience in this league and I feel that adding Paul to this organization will definitely help push this team to a Stanley cup”. It came as a shock to the Stars that Paul was fired from the lightings front office but they are more then pleased to add his experience. Paul doesn’t necessarily get enough credit for the lightings Stanley Cup victory in 2016. Paul made some risky moves that year that saw him lose four first round pics to land Max Paciorety then moved Patch for Datsuk and Hornqvist which many believe helped him add much needed depth to eventually lead him to the Stanley cup victory. Paul was not only GM but also extremely involved as the director of amateur scouting during a period in which Tampa selected great players such as Marc-Edward Vlasic, Jeff Petry, Nick Bonino, Evgeni Dadonov, Olli maatta, Filip forsberg…you get the point. The only problem I can see with this hiring is that this years draft will be that much more fun which will lead to a direct result of pounding more pints. Cheers!!!
Welcome to Dallas Mr. Lamarche.
Go stars Go!