Jun 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coachJoel Quenneville
greets fans during the 2015 Stanley Cup championship rally at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
1. Make Joel Quenneville Coach Your Players
Joel Quenneville has won three Stanley Cup’s as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks so there is no way in the world that he won’t be back when the puck drops for real again in October.
That being said it’s time for Stan Bowman to stop coddling Coach Q with the players (basically veterans) that he wants on the roster, and force Q to play with the players he’s been signing and stockpiling in Rockford and all over the globe.
The Chicago Blackhawks after losing on Kevin Hayes have gone into uber aggressive mode in signing free agents which include the Russian star Artemy Panarin. One of Stan Bowman’s goal when he took over the GM role was to make the Chicago Blackhawks organization a Championship organization Top to Bottom,which he has done a very good job at doing.
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Now it’s time for that bottom to realize their abilities and take over roster spots in Chicago. Johnny Oduya is most likely gone so it’s Stephen Johns time to shine in Chicago. Ryan Hartman, Mark McNeill and Phillip Danault all could be on the same line come October.
This is the time for Stan Bowman not to sign the likes of Daniel Carcillo and give a crutch to Joel Quenneville. Bowman needs to return to the roots that made this core of Chicago Blackhawks great and that was young, speedy talent that learned in the NHL how to become winners.
Coach Q benched Teuvo Teravainen in the Western Conference Finals, if Bowman lines up his roster the right way without some old veterans past their prime chasing a Stanley Cup than Teuvo Time and maybe Panarin Time can get rolling and the players lost will soon be forgotten and the Chicago Blackhawks demise will be greatly overstated.
It’s Stan Bowman’s Time!!! Can He DO IT?
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