Dallas Stars Fire Dave Tippett Despite His Clean, Close Shave: The Dallas Stars have fired head coach Dave Tippett and are seeking permission to talk to former Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche coach Marc Crawford. Tippett led the team to a respectable 271-156-28-37 record, but during each of his seven years another team hoisted the Stanley Cup that by all rights should have belonged to Dallas. During Tippett's years in Big D, he had an on again, off-again relationship with upper lip facial hair that may have played a role in the Stars' late-season swoon this year. "The late '80s, all the guys had those in hockey," said GM Les Jackson. "It was cool back then, but now that he hasn't had if for a while, it looks good."