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Bowman puts family first

From Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette:

Is this Splendid Swede the NHL’s biggest story, however?

I don’t think so.

My choice is Scotty Bowman’s decision to join the Chicago Blackhawks as their senior advisor of hockey operations.

The reason: while the Sundin story is all about money, Bowman’s is all about family. It’s about what really matters. It’s about Scotty’s son, Stan, 35, who’s entering his second season as assistant general manager in Chicago. It’s about a father supporting his son on the ice – and a lot more off it.

Stan Bowman has been going through a terrible time for the last 18 months.

He discovered he had a severe case of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Chemotherapy. Radiation. Then, news the Bowman family had been praying for: remission. And then it returned. Another round of treatment. A successful stem- cell transplant. Now: a second remission.

Read the entire article here.

Fisher, once again, proves why he is the best in the business.