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Questionable Moves by Stan Bowman During his Time with the Chicago Blackhawks

By Jimmy Lynch
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: Stan Bowman, Chicago Blackhawks senior vice president and general manager, speaks to the media in between periods of the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild at the United Center on January 10, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: Stan Bowman, Chicago Blackhawks senior vice president and general manager, speaks to the media in between periods of the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild at the United Center on January 10, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Stan Bowman has been the Chicago Blackhawks GM since the beginning of the 2009-10 season. Since then he has made a slew of trades and signings to help put the team in the best position.

In today’s piece, I looked at a slew of trades and signings Bowman has made during his time as GM, and how honestly some of them have hurt the team. I personally do not think we can blame the Chicago Blackhawks’ current status all on Bowman.

Sometimes the consequences of winning are losing in the long run, and I don’t know if I can say that I would have done things differently. Luckily this is not about me, rather about the decisions of one GM during his time in Chicago.

Stan Bowman inherited a Stanley Cup when he took over the team in the 2009 offseason. Dale Tallon set up a wonderful team that managed to win it all in 2010. In my opinion, Bowman deserves credit for 2013 and 2015. Deciding to draft Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw was huge. How he deciphered which players to bring in and which to trade away after the Cups was also big. So Stan Bowman does deserve some credit.

I had to get that off my chest, ok with that behind me now its time to look at a few moves each season that has hurt the Blackhawks in the long run.

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