TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Since he bought the Dallas Stars for close to $240 million in 2011 Tom Gaglardi has been one of the more hands-on owners in the NHL.
Even while living in Vancouver, Gaglardi is a somewhat constant presence in Dallas at games and practices.
This past week Gaglardi — at least to the best of my knowledge — was the only NHL owner watching his prospects live here in Traverse City. Throughout the first three days of the tournament Gaglardi and his father, Bob Gaglardi, watched prospect games closely and often picked the brains of Stars scouts in attendance.
The prospect games may not have the desired results, the Stars are 0-2-1, but Gaglardi is excited about how his NHL that will open training camp later on Friday in Cedar Park.
“We are. Made some changes and we’ll look a little different, and hopefully we addressed some weaknesses,” Gaglardi said. “And hopefully we are headed in the right direction, so I’m excited.”
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