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Nieuwendyk says he's ready for new GM role; Cliff Fletcher hopes to stay on in Toronto

Updated: May 31, 2009, 7:34 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

DETROIT -- These are heady days for veteran hockey executive Cliff Fletcher.

First, his son Chuck got his first NHL GM job, a plum assignment in one of hockey's premiere markets in Minnesota. Then, his adopted son, Joe Nieuwendyk, the young man he drafted into the Calgary Flames' organization 24 years ago, got a GM job Sunday when the Dallas Stars made the announcement he was their new man.

"I'm obviously proud of Chuck," the senior Fletcher told ESPN.com on Sunday. "He's ...

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