• The Dallas Stars are going green something closer to the Minnesota green they wore before the NHL team moved to Texas 20 years ago. The Stars unveiled a new logo on Tuesday with a redesigned jersey heavy on the green that retired franchise icon Mike Modano donned after the Minnesota North Stars made him the top overall draft pick in 1988. Modano, who spent 20 of his 21 seasons with the franchise that drafted him, was wearing No. 9 again when the team celebrated the new look by announcing that his number will be retired in Dallas on March 8.
  • Also mentioned in the Mike Modano retirement article is that the Stars new general manager in Jim Nill, said Tuesday he is “very close” to naming a new coach after he fired Glen Gulutzan.
  • The league’s competition committee recommended on Tuesday that visors be mandatory for all players entering the league, beginning next season. The group also suggested that hybrid icing be tested during the 2013-14 preseason, as were shallower nets. Under the proposal, someone who has played in the NHL will have the option of not wearing a visor, but all players entering the NHL beginning next season could be required to wear a visor.
  • A frontrunner to fill the coaching vacancy in Vancouver may be emerging. CBC’s Elliotte Friedman suggests the head coach of Toronto’s AHL club may soon sit down for a second chat with Vancouver Canucks management. “Glen Gulutzan‘s interview with the Vancouver Canucks will be some time this week. I still think there will be more candidates (Kings assistant John Stevens, for example). But there is a growing sense they really like Dallas Eakins, who coaches the AHL Toronto Marlies. Word is Eakins will do a second interview with Vancouver.”

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