Dallas Morning News by Richard Durrett Fresh GM of the Stars, makes first move: Dallas, TX ~ As expected, the recently named GM (/Coach) would appoint his own assistant General Manager, and it didn't take very long. Last night it became clear that long time partner Laurens Thie would join Jordi at the highest level. Laurens, who worked with Jordi in Europe is a respected and quality person with a deep hockeyknowledge. Laurens Thie's comments and confirmation could be heard in a press conference later this day but Jordi could already be reached for comment: "I'm thrilled", said the new GM while decorating his desk. "I've worked with Laurens since day one and he's had a huge share in the dicisions I faced over the years. We trust and feel eachother perfectly. But also off the ice, he's a dear friend and a fair character which makes the signing that much more easier, though I have to say I never had any doubt on who to chose to begin with". Thie is said to have a free role as an AGM. "Like I said, I trust him so he gets to hold his own trade discussions whenever he wants to. He doesn't has the power to overrule or make anything official like me, but hey, that's why they pay me better", joked Jordi. Laurens Thie, also known as "SensGod" (Gah another Sens fan), will comment on the thread as soon as possible.