Rick Bowness steps down after three seasons as Dallas Stars head coach

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The Dallas Stars revealed Friday that head coach Rick Bowness is stepping down after 3 seasons leading the group, the group revealed. Bowness’ two-year agreement ended following his group’s Game 7 loss to the Calgary Flames, which knocked them out of the postseason in the preliminary of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Stars had actually been the current drop in Bowness’ long and storied training profession. The 67-year old took control of as interim head coach after the group fired Jim Montgomery in December of 2019, leading Dallas to the Stanley Cup Final throughout the 2020 postseason prior to taking control of as full-time head coach the next 2 seasons.

“After careful consideration with my wife Judy, we feel it’s best to step away and allow the organization the opportunity to pursue a different direction at the head coaching position,” checked out a declaration by Bowness. “I’d like to thank all the passionate fans and the dedicated staff for their support and hard work in my time here. It has been an honor for me, and my family, to represent the Stars and the city of Dallas.”

Bowness ends his period as Stars head coach with an 89-62-25 record and a .577 points portion, the fifth-highest mark in the history of the franchise. This season, the Stars had the ability to make the very first wild card area in the Western Conference playoffs and require a Game 7 versus Calgary, which they lost 3-2.

In addition to Bowness, assistant coaches Derek Laxdal, John Stevens and Todd Nelson will likewise not go back to the Stars. Dallas ends up being the 5th group in the NHL looking for a brand-new head coach for next season, signing up with the Winnipeg Jets, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, and Vegas Golden Knights.

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