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On his own two feet

Stan Bowman's brains the key to Hawks' revitalization

Updated: January 19, 2010, 5:31 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

In 2006, the Minnesota Wild shocked the hockey establishment by hiring a 24-year-old sports writer to be their director of hockey operations.

Chris Snow was covering the Boston Red Sox for The Boston Globe at the time, a position that seasoned sports writers would covet like free hotel points. Because of his proximity to the media and the novelty of the situation, the story made national news.

Five years before that, Scotty Bowman's son Stan got a similar ...

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