Remember back in June, when HockeyBuzz blogger Andy Strickland floated a rumor of Scotty Bowman leaving the Detroit Red Wings and HockeyTown to join the Chicago Blackhawks in a hockey operations position?
Do you remember the backlash Strickland received from people?
Do you also remember that, while all the rumor floating was going on, Bob McKenzie wasn't so quick to dismiss it?
"Before you dismiss it as unfounded speculation, understand this: There is every reason to believe there has been conversation between Bowman and the Blackhawks about that very subject."
Well, bust out them crow pies.
The connection between the Blackhawks and the Hall of Fame coach is simple: Bowman's son Stan is the assistant general manager there, so today's announcement that he will become the Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations should come as no surprise.
Bowman's been rumored to have been courted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the past, but always stayed at home with the Red Wings. He'll be joining an upstart franchise that's going to be growing into its own with young stars in Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and newly acquired Brian Campbell.