Second City Hockey, St. Louis Game Time, Puck Daddy and James Mirtle regarding the firing of Dale Tallon. After waking up from a profoundly bizarre nightmare, let's leave it at that right now. Perhaps we'll update this with a more extensive round-up/link dump if the hockey blogosphere justifies it.
Obviously, the excuse for firing him was the QO debacle (perhaps we should call it FedEx-gate?), but next season is one of the most pivotal in Blackhawks' history and the decisions they make will have an impact on the next decade. They might as well go with the guy(s) many assumed were inevitably going to be in charge anyway.
It will be an interesting story to follow and no doubt about it: the Blackhawks are, at the moment, the story of this summer.
For the hell of it, here are our posts regarding Chicago's salary cap situation:
Losing Kane, Keith or Toews: a crushing inevitability.
Bashing the Hossa signing.
The Blackhawks' salary cap situation looked worrisome as early as mid-March