Chicago: GM Tallon Out, Young Bowman In
Following a huge free agency gaffe that could have had serious ramifications, Chicago Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon has been ousted and will be replaced internally.
According to CSN Chicago, assistant general manager Stan Bowman, son of legendary coach Scott Bowman, will take over control of the team effective today.
The firing marks a complete transition in the front office since John McDonough became team president.
Per the article: “Stan is a very sharp guy. Though his background is the financial side, rather than the player/scouting side, he’s been around hockey all his life. (He was named after the Stanley Cup for Pete’s sake!) He’s been involved in the decisions about on-ice personnel since I’ve been around the team. With Stan, the club is in good hands going forward.”