Going into the final year of a contract as a coach is a scenario that a lot of teams like to try to avoid but that’s not the case with the Stars and bench boss Rick Bowness. Speaking with Matthew DeFranks of the Dallas Morning News regarding his expiring deal, Bowness stated “That doesn’t bother me one bit. Shouldn’t bother the players”. The 66-year-old also admitted to turning down three deals with more money and term before originally committing to Dallas so clearly, there is some comfort in going with short-term agreements. After a disappointing and injury-riddled season, many expect the Stars to bounce back this season which would bode well for his future behind the bench.