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By Bill Kellett
Dale Tallon is best known to hockey fans as the current general manager of the Florida Panthers and former GM of the Chicago Blackhawks. But to a whole other generation of hockey fans that came before this one, Tallon was better known as a swift skating defenceman who had accolades poured on him as a junior player and was taken second overall in his draft year.
However in between these two generations was a player who was rated so highly that he was never able to live up to the expectations and often found himself as the scapegoat, yet he wouldn’t have changed any of it.
Dale Tallon was born October, 19 1950 in Noranda, Quebec, Canada. Tallon was an all-star defenceman with the Osahwa Generals a...