Two of the NHL's newest general managers, Rick Dudley of the Atlanta Thrashers
and Dale Tallon
of the Chicago Blackhawks
, will be special guests Thursday on "NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman."
The two know each other well: Dudley spent the last five years with the Chicago Blackhawks
, including the last three as assistant general manager, before joining the Thrashers. Tallon was the general manager of the Blackhawks from 2005 until last summer -- and the two helped build the core of the team that's close to ending the Hawks' 49-year Stanley Cup drought. Tallon was hired by the Panthers two weeks ago.
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