DFW Sports Mix by Don Arnet
The temperature in Dallas is getting up there, some days it feels like 110. The temperature of the DFW sports scene, a bit luke warm as we get into the month of July. Sometimes when things get a bit stale, you got to do something to change it up. The Dallas Stars did by going back to the future and getting Joe Nieuwendyk, a player who was a major cog in the Stars winning the Stanley Cup in 1999, to be their General Manager. And to continue the shake up, a new coach was needed. Marc Crawford replaces Dave Tippet as the Stars head coach. Marc has coached a Stanley Cup team in Colorado, has not coached in a year. But says that the Dallas team is the challenge he’s been looking for. And you need some fresh talent to add some new blood. In the recent NHL draft, the Stars got Scott Glennie in the 8th round. The Stars missed the playoffs, and it was due time to shake things up The Dallas Mavericks are at a crossroads with where they want to go.
So in the NBA draft, they get a point gurard Rodrigue Beaubois from France.
Some call him the second coming of Tony Parker. They added Ahmad Nivins from St. Josephs. A center that can help the Mavs front line. Team President Donnie Nelson says that this was a future’s draft for the Mavs.
Of course in 2010, the big free agent sweeps is coming. So which Mavs will angle for the top free agent.
And hopefull for the Texas Rangers, we get the slump out of the way before all star break. The Rangers were rolling along, but a bad June has the Rangers chasing the LA Angels, who were behind the Rangers before their slump. It’s the offense that is killing them. No one can bring the runners around, and its a disease that it kiling the Rangers. But help is on the way, with Josh Hamilton. He will return to the Rangers soon, that will kick start the offense a bit. He was on the DL for a while. The pitching has been good, credit Mark Maddox, Rangers pitching coach. But the offense need to get it in gear. As for trading to get someone to help out on the Rangers playoff hope. Way too much talent in the farm system to give up a prospect for a chance at a pennant. We got what we need now to win the AL West.