Dallas parting ways with veteran center Horcoff


Shawn Horcoff’s time as a Dallas Star is over.

Horcoff, acquired via trade from Edmonton in the summer of 2013, won’t be given an extension and will head to free agency on July 1, Stars GM Jim Nill confirmed.

“I’ve known Shawn for some time, and I know he wants to have a big role in the team, and that probably wasn’t possible here,” Nill told the Dallas Morning-News. “We’re moving toward a younger lineup, and I know Shawn will find the right fit on another team.”

The 36-year-old — who just wrapped a six-year, $33 million deal — had something of a bounce-back campaign in Dallas this year, scoring 11 goals and 29 points (his highest since the ’11-12 season in Edmonton).

It’ll be interesting to see what kind of interest he garners on the open market; for the last six years, Horcoff’s always been tied to his…

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The Federal District is what Mexicans call Mexico City. It is an old place, it is a big place, and it is a grand place–or was when I was last there twenty years ago. Do you know on that recent list of top restaurants in the world, Mexico City’s restaurants figured more than once? Not that that’s where I’ll end up, far from it; but there’s a trickle down effect. When I wrote my sister she registered envy: real tacos al pastor.

Real tacos al pastor indeed, and Sanborn’s and tortas at La Castellana on the corner of Las Flores and Insurgentes (it may nowadays be called Revolucion, I think, anyway, I know the subway station), where you get the best sandwich in the world. That reminds me, the streets of the Mexican capital change names sometimes after a couple of blocks. Wonderful place to get lost in because so…

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