The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan filed a Stanley Cup Final preview on Friday evening, and as part of his article, he notes that Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill is still grateful for his time spent as the Detroit Red Wings’ assistant GM:
“Every day you came to work and learned something new,” said Nill during Stanley Cup Final Media Day on Friday, mentioning being able to work and learn from the likes of Jimmy Devellano, Ken Holland and Steve Yzerman, along with players such as Nicklas Lidstrom. “It prepared me for where I am now and I owe so much to those people. The way the Ilitch family operates their franchise, everything was first class. You respect people and we played the game the right way.
“I was very fortunate and happy to be associated with those people.”
Continued; Kulfan discusses the Wings’ ties to both the Stars and Lightning.