Someone Didn’t Read the FF Dale Tallon Report Card…

In a move that should surprise no one, the Blackhawks are apparently set to fire Dale Tallon, now former General Manager.  He will be replaced with – no drum roll necessary – Stan Bowman.  The interesting parts of this story, I’m sure, will come out in the next few days.  Until then, let the rampant speculation begin!

Stay tuned.  We’ll have plenty more as things continue to develop.

Update-10:56 am-  Dale Tallon will not be fired as originally speculated, just re-assigned within the organization.

Update-3:21 pm- John McDonough just announced Dale Tallon was signed to a 2-year extension in his new role.  Very interesting.

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10 Responses to Someone Didn’t Read the FF Dale Tallon Report Card…

  1. feyer says:

    While this comes as no surprise, the timing is incredibly interesting – waiting till all the action of the free agent signing season has simmered down.

  2. Lou says:

    and the trade season begins and on the eve of the convention

  3. Jamie says:

    took you long enough to pick up on this story!

  4. John says:

    Where you been Jamie? We’ve had this up since the morning.

  5. blackhawkbob says:

    Jamie, John and I were in negotiation with the Hawks’ brain trust regarding Tallon into the very early hours of this morning, so we weren’t able to report the events as they happened.

    Or, we were just sleeping…

  6. Tom says:

    Havlat doesn’t seem to like what’s happened…..

  7. Lou says:

    Havlat plays in Minnesota now and surprisingly he will play under the same training staff that kept Gaborik “healthy” the last few years. Havlat got a real nice contract for a guy that only played one full season in his last three. He should count his blessings and move forward to his next team. Is there an over/under in Vegas on how many games he is going to play?

    Since it seems that the Hawks are going to keep things quiet on what happened in his contract anything he says has to be taken with a big grain of salt. He may be more than a disgruntled player that didn’t get what he wanted and is therefore going to bad mouth us. Frankly, I am not sure I am gonna miss him all that much

    McD was smarmy and snub today. He finally took accountability for the RFA thing. A little late but I guess better than never. Hopefully, Rocky has enough smarts and goes for the win. McD put the Cubs on the attendance and popularity map but they don’t win. Hawks fans aren’t Cubs fans.

    I am glad to see that Dale is staying with the organization. He has handled this with class and can be a valueable asset to us in whatever capacity he is in. To many organizations are kicking loyal people to the curb for no reason whatsoever. And I ain’t talking Havlat.

  8. Tom says:


    I find it interesting that Havlat keeps lashing out at the Hawks like an ex-girlfriend. Something comes up, and BOOM, Havlat is tweeting his little heart out.

    I wonder then, if McD will face any sort of discipline……hahaha.

    As for the over/under, I’ll take the under…whatever it is.

  9. JimH says:

    Havlat is the jilted girfriend who can’t stop badmouthing her ex. Face it, Marty. The Blackhawks just weren’t that into you. You had one good year and were paid like a star for 3 years.

    As for Tallon, this move was inevitable. No one knows the ins and outs of every signing, but the FA signings of Campbell and Huet are not exactly stellar in terms of bang for your buck. I liked every signing this off season and think there will be more moves to strengthen the defense and manuever for signing Toews, Kane and Keith. With such a young roster the team should improve simply by gaining experience and playing together longer like Detroit. Looking forward to closing the gap on the Red Wings in ’09-’10.

    Like the firing of Savard, this might seem wrong in he short term, but a wise move in the long term.

  10. AC says:

    I worried that Havlat might dislocate his shoulder with all his twittering. Someone on the Minnesota training staff should make sure that he is stretching properly before “tweeting”.

    To think I was one of the fans that defended Havlat the last few years and basked in self-glory when he did so well this year. Well, at least I won’t be bothering Lou with this stuff anymore during the games next year.

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