The Blackhawks’ head coach’s contract expires after the 2013-14 season.
Here’s a prediction: Even though the Chicago Blackhawks will have the shortest offseason in NHL history – thanks to the lockout and the late end of the Stanley Cup Final – they will not suffer from the hangover this time around.
As the party was getting started, one man was fixated on getting the Blackhawks moving in the right direction for the 2013-14 season.
espite all the speculation, rumors and wild dreams of the fan base, Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks decided to keep their roster intact, and not make a trade deadline deal.
Now that the streak is over, it’s time for the Chicago Blackhawks to get on with the business of winning another Stanley Cup.
When it comes time to blaming someone for a team’s lack of success, guess who takes most of the heat? The head coach or manager.
Stan Bowman has to move on to his next phase, which should include another scorer and a goaltender.
It took until Veintinueve de Mayo, but we finally heard from the Blackhawks.
According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, some within the Blackhawks organization have suggested that Kane should seek professional help.
In case you were wondering, the Blackhawks are indeed aware of the pictures of Patrick Kane partying in Madison, Wis. earlier this month.
When the season ended with a handshake line against the Phoenix Coyotes last month, it was the familiar feeling of Stanley Cup disappointment for the Blackhawks.
Coaching mistakes are made all the time in hockey. The Blackhawks are not immune to this problem and Joel Quenneville has made his share of goofs.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman expects head coach Joel Quenneville to return to the team next season despite rumors he could leave for the Montreal Canadiens.
Less than a week after losing Marc Bergevin to the Montreal Canadiens, the Blackhawks promoted Norm Maciver to the assistant general manager position Monday.
The Montreal Canadiens have hired Marc Bergevin to be their new general manager.
Though many fans would want anyone but Stan Bowman doing the fixing, the guess here is that president John McDonough will give his general manager one more try and righting the Hawks wayward ship.
The Blackhawks should not go patting themselves on the back or giving themselves any points because they lost to a formidable opponent. It was a lost and ho-hum season.
As the hours, then the minutes before the NHL Trade Deadline ticked away, Hawks fans everywhere were getting more and more uneasy. “Would General Manager Stan Bowman make a move?” “The Hawks have so many holes…they need at least a defenseman and a center.”
Whether the captain was directing a telling postgame comment towards Stan Bowman or not, Blackhawks fans will hope the general manger catches wind of Toews’ message and takes action.
No one is pretending that all is well on Planet Blackhawk.