During the Stanley Cup festivities after the Black Hawks won the cup, not one person said thanks to Dale Tallon, even though that was his team all the way. Tallon built that team from scratch and the only thanks he got was his paycheck and a pink slip out of the GM’s chair.
When Dustin Byfuglien was drafted in the eighth round in 2003, he was strictly Tallon’s project, and Tallon worked with him and made a hockey player out of him. Byfuglien is just one example of how the Hawks were Tallon’s team.
It is nice to see that the Hawks are going to send him a Stanley Cup ring to finally acknowledge him for his contribution.
It’s a good guess that Tallon is tired of hearing about the Hawks and wants to move on and make a winner out of his new team.
About the Author
Written by Marvin Miller
Freelance Sportswriter for many years. Hockey coach for 10 years up to Bantam AA. Certified Level 2 in both hockey and racquetball. Works now as a Senior Technical Writer. Hobbies, racquetball, playing guitar, and following hockey, particularly the NHL Draft.