Chicago Blackhawks: 3 Replacements for Jeremy Colliton

By Ryan Fedrau
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Chicago Blackhawks, Jon Cooper
Chicago Blackhawks, Jon Cooper /

Jon Cooper (305-159-44), .654 winning percentage

Jon Cooper is currently the longest-tenured coach in the NHL. Cooper has been the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2013.

In his time as the Lightning’s head coach, Cooper has managed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs five of his six years there. He has had six winning seasons with his lowest turn out being 42 wins.

Jon Cooper is on the hot seat because of his lack of success in the postseason. Cooper is obviously a great regular season coach. He has a lack of veterans with playoff experience that can get his team to the next level.

The Chicago Blackhawks have those veterans that could help Cooper be more successful. Toews and Kane are leaders for Chicago and would thrive with a coach like Cooper. He turned around a struggling Lightning team in one year. It’s only a guess what he can do with the struggling Blackhawks.

Cooper is a better choice than Colliton. Both coaches are on the hot seat, but Cooper has been successful in his career. A change of scenery could do the trick for him. He could be the coach the Blackhawks are looking for.