What We Learned From The Chicago Blackhawks Fall To Vegas

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Jeremy Colliton, Chicago Blackhawks
Jeremy Colliton, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

The Blackhawks coaching staff is going to have to be better

Is Jeremy Colliton the man for the job with the Chicago Blackhawks? If the first round against Vegas showed us anything, it is that he might not be. Colliton and the rest of the coaching staff thought it was an excellent decision to put John Quenneville on the top line during a must-win game.

Colliton showed some flaws during the series against Vegas. I understand that was his first experience in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and that he was coaching against a veteran NHL coach like Peter DeBoer, who has been to the Stanley Cup Final once, but we just looked terrible out there.

Colliton needs to rethink his system and fix the Blackhawks special teams if we are going to even think about the playoffs next season. I have faith the Blackhawks can make the necessary changes to win.

All Colliton needs to do is make sure his players focus on getting the puck north and south more instead of east and west. We gave up so many pucks on the rush because we attempted one too many passes instead of shooting the puck on net.

I do not care if we are scoring highlight-reel goals, I want to see the Blackhawks win, and I think we can if we go out and learn from the mistakes we made against the Vegas Golden Knights!