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Ruff's new start stirs old memories

Updated: September 19, 2013, 7:17 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

There's laughter at the other end of the phone line about three words into the question.

I wondered, after all, just how much thought Lindy Ruff had put into the Brett Hull skate in the crease goal from the 1999 Stanley Cup finals before being unveiled at his June news conference in Dallas as the new head coach of the Stars.

It was the first question he was asked at the press conference.

"I said to Jim [Nill] when I first agreed to meet with him, 'I'll meet with him, but we ...

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