Tallon's sudden firing undeserved

Updated: July 14, 2009, 4:15 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Used to be a time when winning was the bottom line.

Not anymore, and that's certainly not the case in Chicago, where Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon was shown the door less than two months after watching the team he helped build advance to a Western Conference final for the first time since 1996. Tallon was fired Monday, just days after landing key free agents Marian Hossa and defensive specialist John Madden, signings that make the Blackhawks legitimate Stanley Cup contenders for the first ...

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