Everyone knows that Dale Tallon was the man behind the curtain,
building the Chicago Blackhawks into the team they were this past season
as the won the coveted Stanley Cup. Forget that Tallon also managed to
put the Blackhawks into an incredible hole when it comes to the salary
cap; he deserves credit for making the moves needed to build a very
deep, very talented and very successful team.
What isn’t clear is
just how much credit the team will Tallon, who is now the GM of the
Florida Panthers. Dale Tallon isn’t worried however, as he stated during
on WSCR-AM this morning.
“Listen, this organization
has been very good to me for 33 years and I
expect them to take good care of me,” Tallon said. “I have no concerns
about that. It’s a class group and as I’ve said, I expect everything to
be done in a classy manner. They’ve always taken care of me.”
likely no way that Tallon gets his name on the Cup, although many
believe the team will see to it that he does receive a Stanley Cup ring.
When Tallon was demoted last summer after his famous paperwork gaffe,
he stayed on with the organization in a limited capacity, while Stan
Bowman took over general manager duties.