By Allan Muir
To outsiders anyway, it appeared as though the 2010 NHL Draft was falling perfectly for the Dallas Stars. The team had a clear organizational need for a puck-moving defenseman in the wake of Sergei Zubov’s retirement, and the best one in the draft, Windsor’s Cam Fowler, was about to drop right into their lap at No. 11.
When the New York Rangers went off the board to nab Moose Jaw thug Dylan “The Undertaker” McIlrath with the 10th pick, you could see the smile widen on Joe Nieuwendyk’s face.
Dallas’ second-year GM was the picture of cool as he strode to the podium, knowing he was going to get his man.