If you have a few extra minutes, take a look at this really well written article on Bowman and his mastery of the cap, among other things. If there was any doubt that this forum got it right, this story removed any of that. This guy is just super smart. Please don't read cause it's Bleacher report, cause the guy did a great job here, proving not all Bleacher Report stories suck.
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@hf101 Yave touched on Bowman's Dad. I cannot imagine having the luxury of growing up bouncing every hockey question off perhaps the best coach of all time. I bet Scotty passed on more hockey knowledge to Stan in one year, than most people hear in their lifetime....and it shows. He drafts well, manages the cap very nicely, has won 2 Stanley Cups in a 3 year span. The Hawks are in a better position to win going forward.
Bowman. I agree with @yave1964 Chiarelli should've lost last round. Damn Flyers fans! Bowman makes it work and keeps star talent. Chiarelli traded Seguin, lost Ference, Horton, Jagr, and defensive minded Peverly. I appreciate Eriksson and even Iginla to some degree, but the Bruins got weaker this year.