Former Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon helped build the team that won the Stanley Cup last season. He had a big hand in drafting or signing the team’s core players that are still around, but that’s where it ends.
Tallon is currently the general manager of the Florida Panthers, the Blackhawks opponent on Tuesday night.
“I’ve cut the cord, had closure and have moved on,” Tallon told George Richards, of the Miami Herald, when talking about his relationship with the Blackhawks organization. “I wish them nothing but the best, wish them success. I’m focused on the Panthers and that’s all I care about. It will be interesting and different, but there’s nothing there for me now. I have to keep the faith and keep working here. It was a great 33-year run there, but the day I drank out of the Cup, that was it for me.”
Tuesday’s game will also bring recently acquired Blackhawk Michael Frolik face-to-face with his former team. The Blackhawks sent Jack Skille and two prospects to the Panthers for Frolik and goalie prospect Alexander Salak.