Scotty Does Know: Bowman to Join The Chicago Blackhawks

PJ EdelmanCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2008

Scotty Bowman, best known for his Stanley Cup triumphs with the Canadiens, Penguins, and Red Wings, will be joining the Chicago front office as Senior Adviser. 

This is a great pick-up for the 'Hawks. Bowman has had his name inscribed in the Cup nine times, and was an asset to all of his championship teams. His signing makes big news not only because of his reputation, but because of the team with which he signed.

Bowman joins the Chicago Blackhawks, arch-rivals of the Detroit Red Wings. Bowman, in the mind of younger hockey fans, is directly associated with the dominating Wings of the 1990s.

Although Chicago has only been a playoff team twice since the 1996-1997 season, many analysts and hockey fans are quick to admit the major steps that the team took last year. This includes the emergence of soon-to-be all-stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. 

Hopefully Bowman can get this once proud franchise some wins, and help bring back a formerly exciting rivalry between two Original Six teams.

Check out ESPN's article to learn more.