DALLAS (AP) -The Dallas Stars fired general manager Doug Armstrong on Tuesday after a disappointing 7-7 start following last season's first-round exit from the playoffs.
Armstrong, the Stars general manager since 2002, left the team headquarters in suburban Frisco without comment.
The firing came three days after the Stars blew a four-goal lead in the third period and lost 6-5 in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings.
``I thought that the team needed a change in direction,'' Stars owner Tom Hicks said. ``I know that change can be healthy, and it was my determination that this move needed to be made.''
Armstrong had been with the Stars for 17 years, serving as assistant general manager when the Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999. One of his first moves as GM was hiring coach Dave Tippett in 2002.
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