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Blackhawks: Ten storylines to watch throughout the season

Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Alex DeBrincat #12, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Jeremy Colliton, Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks
Jeremy Colliton, Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

3. Coaching with expectations

Jeremy Colliton has been a part of some bad teams in Chicago the past few seasons. He inherited a bad team when he took over during the 2018-19 season, and the players he had to work with were never really that great.

That is until this year. This is the first time his team will have expectations to be successful and need to put up good numbers. Yes, last season did have some meaningful games that the team did not perform well in, but I guess the argument could be made that the lineup was not very good last season.

So how Colliton does this season when it comes to getting his players ready for big games, changing the lines when things are not working, and finding the right players to use in different situations will be very interesting to see.

If Colliton does a good job there is a good chance he can win over some of the fanbase and probably secure a spot on the bench for many years to come, but if this season does not start on the right note or ends poorly one person the team might point to is Colliton.

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