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

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Tallon has been replaced by assistant GM Stan Bowman, the son of legendary NHL coach Scotty Bowman.

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