5 Coaches the Chicago Blackhawks Could Have Behind the Bench Soon

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Ken Hitchcock
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Ken Hitchcock

Ken Hitchcock stepped away from coaching with the Edmonton Oilers before this season began, but maybe an opportunity with the Chicago Blackhawks will draw him back to the ice.

Hitchcock last coached with the Edmonton Oilers, but he has also spent time with the Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and St. Louis Blues. I know that Hitchcock might not have the best record behind the bench as a coach as of late. His team has missed the playoffs during each of his past two years behind the bench, but again he would provide more of a leadership role than Jeremy Colliton.

If any coach knows the Blackhawks players it is Ken Hitchcock. We were the team that knocked his St. Louis Blues out of the playoffs so many years in a row, and during that time he has learned so much about Toews, Kane, and Keith. Maybe Hitchcock can provide the Blackhawks with leadership and skill behind the bench to help lead the Blackhawks forward.

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It would be weird to see Hitchcock with a Blackhawks logo, but then again I never thought we would see Joel Quenneville coach anywhere else. Which coach would you most like to see with the Blackhawks moving forward?