Hitch is back: Stars bring Hitchcock back 15 years later

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Published 12:09 p.m. ET April 13, 2017 | Updated 1 hour ago

DALLAS (AP) — Ken Hitchcock feels like he is coming home with his return to the Dallas Stars, more than 15 years after they fired the coach who led them to their only Stanley Cup championship.

Hitchcock also knows his re-introduction to Dallas is about now — not then.

“I study history. I look at it all the time, but I don’t live in it,” the veteran coach said Thursday. “The history that was brought on here are just great lessons for us, an ultimate team. That’s what was here before, and that’s the goal again. … The game has changed, it’s changed a lot.”

Hitchcock, who led the Stars to their only Stanley Cup championship in 1999 and went again a year later, replaces Lindy Ruff, whose contract expired at the end of his fourth season…

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