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Dale Tallon Out As Blackhawks GM, Stan Bowman Taking Over

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have ousted general manager Dale Tallon.

The decision comes after the NHL Players Association filed a grievance when the team missed a deadline for sending qualifying offer to restricted free agents.

Team president John McDonough says the mistake was not all Tallon's fault. But asked if the move to replace Tallon would have been made if not for the mix-up, McDonough said: "Probably not."

McDonough said the team needed to improve its communication and decision making.

Tallon has been replaced by assistant GM Stan Bowman, the son of legendary NHL coach Scotty Bowman.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks have ousted general manager Dale Tallon.

The decision comes after the NHL Players Association filed a grievance when the team missed a deadline for sending qualifying offer to restricted free agents.

Team president John McDonough says the mistake was not all Tallon's fault. But asked if the move to replace Tallon would have been made if not for the mix-up, McDonough said: "Probably not."

McDonough said the team needed to improve its communication and decision making.

Tallon has been replaced by assistant GM Stan Bowman, the son of legendary NHL coach Scotty Bowman.

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