BOBBY CLARKEGame 385 | June 8, 1990 | Howard Baldwin, Bobby Clarke
The Gund brothers were awarded an NHL expansion team in San Jose, and they sold their interest in the North Stars to Morris Belzberg and Baldwin, a movie producer who was one of the founders of the World Hockey League. Baldwin became president of the North Stars and, in his first move, hired future Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke as the team's general manager; replacing Jack Ferriera, who moved on to San Jose.
Game 393 | October 2, 1990 | Norm Green, Bobby Clarke, Bob Gainey, Bobby Smith
With Green purchasing a majority of the ownership, Clarke hired the recently retired Gainey as his head coach. Led by Neal Broten, Dave Gagner, Mike Modano and the 32-year-old Smith, the team responded to Gainey's coaching and advanced all the way to the sixth game of the Stanley Cup finals before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins.