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Talking Hockey With Dale Tallon And Bill Torrey

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

The Sunshine Boys of hockey are sitting behind a glass, watching ancient Jaromir Jagr tutor some of the young Florida Panthers, kicking around the dynasties and semi-dynasties each has built.

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him,” said Dale Tallon, 65, talking about his 81-year-old sidekick Bill Torrey.

“He brought me here and I only came because of him. And now we have stability up top — a blueprint from Chicago, Bill had a blueprint with the Islanders. We know what we want to do and we’re on the same page with everything we do — and it’s a blessing to have him around so I can run things by him.”

And finishing each other’s sentences, like the hockey couple they are, Torrey said: “And to get this right, you have to have somebody with an eye. Dale has an eye.”

We sat for 20 minutes.


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