We get that there have been a lot - A LOT - of coaching changes in the past seasons in the National Hockey League, however, we wonder why the Chicago Blackhawks are refusing to jump on the bandwagon.
That’s right: on Monday, the Blackhawks shared information to team insider Ben Pope of the Sun Times that Jeremy Colliton will almost certainly return for his third season as the Hawks’ coach in 2020-21.
The insider just knew fans weren’t going to be happy. In his latest piece in the Sun Times, Hope acknowledges that Colliton is under a lot of pressure for next year and how he could quickly lose the last of trust he has from general manager Stan Bowman, who let’s be honest is also on the hot seat.
“Colliton has run out of time to implement that aforementioned baseline. It should be ingrained by now. Next season, Colliton should be able to use his coaching time to build upon it, perfecting the nuances in the Hawks’ game.
If that proves to be the case, the front office’s confidence in him — in spite of the fan base’s frustration — will be validated. If not, his current job security might vanish.”
Over the weekend, the Washington Capitals made the decision to part ways with their head coach Todd Reirden, who could be replaced by great names in the business like Bruce Boudreau, Gerard Gallant and yes even Mike Babcock.
Chicago has decided to pass up on that chance, and we will have to wait and see if that was the right call from interim president Danny Wirtz…