Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman in my mind is really under fire with the Blackhawks circling around mediocrity.
The Chicago Blackhawks GM made some bold moves after the Chicago Blackhawks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs again last year in the franchises coaching staff. The thing is he talked about how major changes were coming, but firing Mike Kitchen and the Rockford Ice Hogs Head coach were really not major.
The trade for Brandon Saad with Artemi Panarin going to Columbus was more of a wash to me with the hopes that Saad would be able to help Jonathan Toews recapture his offensive game. I’m not saying this move has backfired, but it really hasn’t done anything for Toews while Patrick Kane‘s production is down a bit.
So yesterday, Bowman and the Blackhawks put Tanner Kero on waivers since he hasn’t played in a game in 10 straight which would suggest a minor change with Vinnie Hinostroza getting called up. I’ve been calling for Vinnie to get called up, but let’s not get all hyped up that he’s changing everything. Hinostroza has disruptive speed which the Hawks desperately need right now, but he’s not going to be lighting up the scoresheet.
With all of that said, I think it’s time for Stan to make a real bold move! I have no idea what that is, but this roster needs a shake up now before they are just another average team in the NHL. Two years ago the Penguins looked this sad, and a coaching change gave them the boost they needed to win 2 straight Stanley Cups.
What kind of move do you think Bowman needs to make? Here are some morning links to start your Friday!
The Chicago Blackhawks losing streak is causing some anxiety (Tribune)
The Sabres know what to expect even with the Blackhawks on a 5 game losing streak (Buffalo News)
Why the Dallas Stars must pass the Blues to be successful in the Central (Blackout Dallas)