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07-21-2012, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MadhouseOnMadison View Post
Scotty Bowman didn't take Florida to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade and got them just as far in the playoffs as Stan did with a much more talented Hawks team.

I think it's hard to argue that Dale isn't a much better GM than Stan and regardless of what Scotty's contributions were back when Dale was still a part of the organization we're actively seeing him turn around another bottom feeding team in a short amount of time.
Let's give Dale and Stan a couple more years. Comparing the first 3 years of Dale's work as a gm and Stan's work as a gm will take a little longer too, but it looks like Stan has the edge to date. Right now, only comparing the two head to head, I think Stan had the better 2011 but Tallon had an excellent 2012.

Moving forward, Dale gets to see if he can improve on extensions the next 2 years and Stan actually has a roster that has his name on almost every contract so we can really see if his plan is working or failing. If the Hawks don't win the cup again (like each of the last 9 cup winning teams), it'll make for some more fun June/July/August conversations comparing the two.

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