Stars Owner Says Glen Gulutzan And Joe Nieuwendyk Will Return Next Season

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 25: Head coach Glen Gulutzan of the Dallas Stars directs his team during a time out against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on September 25, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Stars 3-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

After a late season collapse, both the head coach and general manager will return in Dallas.

There will be no changes up top for the Dallas Stars after a 10th place finish in the Western Conference. Tom Gaglardi, the Stars owner, said that both head coach Glen Gulutzan and general manger Joe Nieuwendyk will return next season, according to The Dallas Morning News.

In his first year as head coach, Gulutzan went 42-35-5. His job, though, was in question after the team fell apart down the stretch, losing nine of 12 games.

Despite missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season, Gaglardi stands behind his staff.

``There is absolutely no chance that Joe and Gully aren't back,'' said the Vancouver businessman who purchased the Stars in November. ``Joe has his mandate, and he needs time to make it work, and I don't think he's had that time yet. I agree with Joe's strategy and vision, so there is harmony there.''

For more on the Dallas Stars, check out Defending Big D.

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