Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill agrees with the critics team Jim Lites CEO on Friday, but it was not necessarily given.
"First of all, Jim's hockey message was dead. I think this message should be released," Nill said Sunday, according to NHL.com. "We have all been better, from coaches to coaches, we have to go down and get better, so the message was correct.
"I talked with Jim, I do not have language or tone, it is emotional, it stars the heart in its hearts, it was emotional and understandable, so I do not know that. "
Lites made an interview on Thursday Athletic Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin star have been criticized for their offensive this season.
"They are [expletive] [expletive]I do not know how to put it, "said Lites." These guys were signed with big contracts in the last thirty years, the third and sixth leaders of National Hockey. They get their money, we hope to face unexpected games. And if we had not been so good in the past, this conversation would not be. "
Nille was positive when he tried to speak on Sunday, the team was very well defended, although there were a lot of regular blue lines, John Klingberg, due to injuries. But also, the stars were expected to be a great season and the record 20-16-3, which is currently ranked second in the Western Conference, is not enough.
"Why did this happen? We have 40 games. That's where we were in that year, our goal was to get us hurt, and playoffs cost us. We will not let it slip this year," said Nille.
"As we have today, Tyler Seguin has scored in the 60th edition of the League 60th and Jamie Benn 78, and I talked to them, they know him. We've talked. They know they need to be better," Nill added. "Where would the top 30 score be? Should we win two, three, and four? We would not stay here anymore. A better part of it. They are leaders in the group. They will lead us. With the rest of the team, they have to improve."
After releasing comments, Stars beat Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Saturday. Nille has won as a sign of good success, and has no worries about the adverse effects of Lites' criticisms.
"This is not the end of the world. We're in the right place. Let's take it any more," said Nill. "There is no satisfaction. We have ambitious expectations, all of which are in this league. Do not let it slip."