The Legendary Scotty Bowman Has An Announcement To Make

When Scotty Bowman speaks, hockey people listen. The 88-year-old hockey legend has an announcement to make, and he made it today... on Twitter. 

A winner of nine Stanley Cups as a head coach, and the all-time record holder for coaching wins in NHL history (1,248), Bowman has decided to leave his post as Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations for the Chicago Blackhawks. He said he "decided it was time to move on."

But is he finished with hockey as he approaches his 90s? Not a chance. As Bowman added in his tweet, "Still love the game and would like to stay involved."

Bowman won nine Stanley Cups as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens (1973197619771978, and 1979), the Pittsburgh Penguins (1992), and the Detroit Red Wings (19971998, and 2002). He is still the only coach to lead three different teams to Lord Stanley's mug. 

He's served as the Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations for the Blackhawks since 2008, and has helped them to three Stanley Cup titles over that time, but has clearly decided it's time for a change. 

He's still regarded as the greatest coach of all-time, and there'll no doubt be a team that would want to bring in that kind of experience in some capacity.

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