“He’s 36, Dale’s 58. We always want younger people, so what he brings is a system in place to get better. It’s nothing that Dale was doing, but also Dale’s at the tail end of his business career. I’m at the tail end. I’m 56. I want my son and cousins to do better than I am. I have a son who’s 32. I hope they are constantly pushing me.”
– Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz discussing the firing of Dale Tallon as GM and the hiring of Stan Bowman to replace him.