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Stan & Scotty

from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

By the time he retired as Red Wings coach in 2002, he had brought the organization three Stanley Cups. His success earned him a lifetime contract with the Red Wings, where everyone thought he’d wind down his career as a consultant to Detroit G.M. Ken Holland, an arrangement that allowed him to scout games from his home in Tampa. It was a sweet deal.

But Devellano got a phone call last summer that he says shocked him.

“Jimmy,” Bowman told him, “I love the Red Wings. I love Detroit. However, I’ve had a request from my son wanting me to join him in Chicago.”

Scotty’s lifetime deal with the Red Wings ended—at age 74.

Stan’s wife, Sue, remembers her husband struggling with how to express his desire to work together in Chicago with his dad. He didn’t want to pressure his father, but at the same time he wanted him to know how much it would mean to him.

“You kind of have to tell him something,” Sue says. “Don’t beg him or anything. Tell him what you’re thinking.”

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