No wonder he said that the Hossa signing would have "zero impact on his ability to sign Toews, Kane, and Keith" because the man must have sensed his impending doom as General Manager.
I wonder how much he knew before it happened, there was whispers of Burke's intentions with the Ducks once he knew he was a "lame Duck GM" (pun intended). Perhaps Tallon made some of these ridiculous deals to handcuff the team that was about to demote him. It made sense for Burke to do it. Why should he want to sign Getslapped and Fairy to long term deals on a team he wouldn’t be managing in the near future? If Tallon gets another job as GM with a different club (doubtful), he could use this as a bargaining chip with some of the RF’s (“remember how much money I gave you, Mr. Versteeg, after your rookie season?”
Switching to the Stan (and I'm sure his father is getting more and more control) makes a whole lot of sense. Probably the most sense we've seen out of this team yet. Scotty has always had a keen eye for talent, and Stan is a finance guy. They'll need both set of skills to work there way out of this pile.
I personally can’t hold back my enthusiasm as to the prospective implosion of the whole Chicago franchise. Sit back, grab your popcorn, and let's see if Scotty and Stan can clean up this mess. Good luck, but not really.
“Bitter: party of 1?” That’s my table.