- Mark Stepneski, ESPNDallas.com
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Dallas Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk has decided to let go Tim Bernhardt, the team's Director of Amateur Scouting.
"It's a situation that is difficult," said Nieuwendyk, who is in Traverse City for the NHL Prospect Tournament. "I think Tim has done some wonderful things here over the years and has his fingerprints are on a lot of things. However, we've just had a difference of opinion and I think that is where I'll leave it."
Bernhardt was in Traverse City for the tournament as well and Nieuwendyk told him of the decision during a face-to-face meeting. Bernhardt joined the Stars as an amateur scout in 1993-94 and was named Director of Amateur Scouting in 1998-99. He was a key player in Dallas Stars drafts.
Nieuwendyk said that Les Jackson, the Stars Director of Scouting and Player Development, will oversee amateur scouting.