Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup Champions

Congrats to this years Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks 49 years in the making........................................................Cheers !!           HF&RV



Les F said...

You know what the VERDUN CONNECTION is ?...........Stan Bowman ,is Scotty Bowman's Son & was born 1 month after Scotty Won the Stanley Cup in Montreal.............How's that for legacy ?
Stan Bowman was named the ninth General Manager in Blackhawks history on July 14, 2009. Prior to being named General Manager, Bowman served for eight years in the Blackhawks operations department, most recently as Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations (2007-09).

“We are very proud to promote Stan to his new position of General Manager,” Blackhawks president John McDonough said. “He brings a comprehensive knowledge of hockey, along with a tremendous intellect and methodical approach to building a successful team and sustaining success. His involvement with our organization and strong understanding of our roster and our system create a very natural and strong transition.”

Bowman and his father Scotty are part of an elite group, becoming just the tenth father-son GM tandem in the history of the National Hockey League.

Stan, 36, originally joined the Blackhawks in 2001, serving for four seasons as Special Assistant to the General Manager before being promoted to Director of Hockey Operations, a role he served in for two years (2005-07). In his most recent role as Assistant General Manager, Hockey Operations, Bowman attended to the day-to-day administration of the Blackhawks’ hockey operations department with his primary responsibilities including all CBA-related matters such as contract negotiations, free agency, salary arbitration, player movement and player assignment. He also tracked the progress of the Blackhawks prospects by working closely with the staff of the club’s minor league affiliate in Rockford, while also assisting with player evaluation, prospect development and professional and amateur scouting.

Bowman played an integral part in the recent major free agent signings of Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky and John Madden in 2009 and Brian Campbell and Cristobal Huet in 2008 while weighing in on the decision making that brought players such as Patrick Sharp, Kris Versteeg and Andrew Ladd to the club in trades.

Bowman graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with degrees in Finance and Computer Applications. When he arrived at the Blackhawks in 2001, Bowman worked extensively on financial budgets and developing programs to track player movement and player evaluation. He was born in Montreal where his father, legendary National Hockey League fixture and Blackhawks Senior Advisor Scotty Bowman was coaching at the time.

Stan and his wife Suzanne have two sons, Will and Camden

Les F said...

Ok this is for my friend Roddy Barnes, who was a lifelong Hawks fan & I bugged him many times,but he was & is a Chicago Blackhawks fan & I of course enjoyed being a Habs fan..Roddy checked off the planet this past January,..and so I think maybe he was up there helping a bit........hahahahha
Cheers Roddy ,get that party started ,we will all be there soon enough...
Barnes, Rod "Roddy" View/Sign Guest Book

BARNES, Rod (Roddy) 1954 2010 Our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer. Pre-deceased by wife Pat and father Richard, he leaves to mourn his mother Olive, brother Dick (Laurel), sisters Cheryl Ozard (Joel), Diane Shaw (Brian) and many nieces, nephews, great-nephews, friends, co-workers and faithful dog Riley. Rod grew up in Victoria & graduated from Mt. Doug High School. He attended UVic before going on to a fulfilling career at the HMCS Dockyard. Roddy enjoyed all sports but his passions were the Yankees and the Blackhawks. His generous spirit, fun-loving nature and loyalty will be celebrated at the Chief & Petty Officers Mess (Dockyard), 1575 Lyall St., on Sunday, January 31 between 1 & 3 p.m. We will be forever grateful to the angels at Hospice for the compassionate care he received during his final days. In memory of Rod, donations may be made to Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary or the B.C. Cancer Foundation. 576793
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/29/2010
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................Cheers ! Roddy .........HF&RV