Blackhawks Watch Video, Talk About Responding Better

The Blackhawks decided to change their schedule on Thursday.

Instead of an on-ice practice (which, remember, are all option under Jeremy Colliton), the team had a meeting. According to Colliton, they watched video and talked about being more sharp. And “responding better.”

This meeting comes after the Blackhawks lost four of five on the road and got blown out on their home ice by the Rangers on Wednesday night.

One has to think that having a conversation about the team’s response to adversity would have been more appropriate after their performance in Winnipeg to start the road trip. Or after they came out of the all-star break with a dull thud.

But here we are, four days before the trade deadline in late February, talking about the team being more sharp on the ice.

Colliton added that the meeting was not tied to any trades coming soon. But sources indicate Robin Lehner is not happy about how things are going in Chicago and does not intend to have any additional contract talks with the Blackhawks’ front office.

It sounds like Lehner isn’t the only player who’s new to Chicago who is pissed about the team’s circumstances.

47 thoughts on “Blackhawks Watch Video, Talk About Responding Better

  1. Morale is obviously at a season low, Colliton is not inheriting this, it has been created under his watch, time to be accountable.

  2. This season has been a train wreck. The defense is really lacking but the team has talent. Look at the Jets, they are lacking D and I think they do not have nearly the same skill the hawks have yet they are still in contention for the playoffs. This goes on Stan and Jeremy. Stan has done some good stuff in Chicago but it seems like he has a problem allowing Coach to coach ( is that why Q is gone). Jeremy is a cuck who allows Stan to own him. Jeremy needs to go and Stan needs to be told his role.

  3. Marc Trestman anyone…???

    We had a great meeting watching video…!

    We have such awesome practices too…!

    We are bringing in D’wade to show us how to lead properly…

  4. I feel like I’m watching an episode of the Peanuts and the teacher is speaking. Players are pissed… So what? A little late for self righteous indignation if you ask me.

  5. This millenial type of coaching relating to the “Optional Skates” is puzzling to me.I know of no other Coach in the league that makes every day after or day of games optional.This is a team with a bunch of young players ,that by watching their softness and confusion during games,need all the battle drills and bag skates that can be conducted.As far as Lehner and Carpenter are concerned, you 2 have been part of the problem.Lehner predictably has never shown up for an optional skate,even on days of games that he is not playing.Out of curiosity,does he do the same 2 interviews post game over and over again.Thoughtful Great interview?????Give me a break.And for Carpenter,you get a hell of a lot of ice time for those garbage stats that you have put up.

  6. What’s next????Is Nylander going to start running his mouth to the media.Keep your damn problems in the room.

  7. The team quit last night which means its time to exterminate this nest of vermin. I feel bad for Colliton, tasked with suceeding Coach Q. Anywho, time for StanBo to go along with as many players who will fit on the truck.

  8. Boy getting to coach a team plus paid millions to do it, with Kane, Toews, Keith who have unlimited knowledge about the nhl game, with what it takes to win, with young stars like Dach, Boqvist and Debrincat, plus Lehner and Crawford playing Vezina calibur goaltending alot of the season is a pretty charmed life. Teams don’t perform in this league, coach’s get fired, that is part of being a coach. Nothing personal business of the game. Also still believe what i said when Colliton hired, if he doesn’t work out, Bowman won’t be there to hire the next one.

    Silly to think the players don’t want to win, wouldn’t be where they are if they didn’t. Tough to win, speak out they’re whiners, don’t and they don’t care. Even Nylander has stepped up his effort to turn it around.

    Myself, Craig and 1 or 2 others said from the start of season a slow start with brutal stretch from 20 game mark to Christmas break and all the road games in February didn’t allow a very good opportunity to make postseason. After next road trip, a more favourable March schedule allows a window if they hung in there, most likely now just put them in hat 10 to 15 spot for lottery.

  9. Add Hawks to growing list of Chgo teams I’m not watching. Players/coaches come and go and the GM’s stay while play just gets worse. Sad

  10. Good bye Jeremy. This organization is really pathetic.
    The team had a oppurtunity after the all star break to show their colors and they did. Their losers, they ain’t devoid of talent just heart. 2-7-2 is how they respond with a chance.
    Also sick and tired of the core concept of this team.

  11. Colliton looks and acts like the brother of Pete Butt-judge…. stupid millennials.
    When things go good….it’s all them….when things go wrong….point your finger at someone else.

  12. You know when you get to a point when you are so irritated with someone that anything they do (breathing, eating, speaking, taking up space) really gets to you? And it wouldn’t bother you if it was anyone else?

    Yeah, I’m there with Colliton.

  13. Agree with Ian, it accountability time for JC and Stanley.

    JC has lost the team for a while. It was evident during the last game I went to. Crow would not skate over to the bench during TV time outs. I guess he was well hydrated and the water bottle never ran out.

  14. The Hawks : 26-26-8 at the 60 game mark. “you are what your record says you are” – Bill Parcells

    Through all the ebbs and flows, this record is an accurate portrayal of this team.

    If Colliton has truly lost the team and they limp through the last 22 games, Rocky and McD might order Stan to fire Colliton. In fairness to Colliton, he should still be the Coach of Rockford where he had lots of success in his first year.

    We’ve beat the sell, sell, sell mantra to death. Stan appears to be trying to out wait
    GM’s like Joe Sakic and Don Waddell who say they will not be trading much of their future to win now. That might be the case tonight but the pressure mounts for contenders and teams “in the mix” for a playoff spot as Monday nears.

  15. Ian well stated.

    I’ve been on record since the day Colliton was hired by Bowman he was the wrong choice and have repeated it in substantially similar context probably over fifty times the last 15+ months he has held (moronically) the position.

    Bowman refuses to admit the mistake he made in hiring him b/c – theorhetically – it should cost him his job as well. This ultimately falls on the owner, who for some reason doesn’t seem to care like he did.

    Wasting top flight goaltending, elite/hall of fame players (at least 3) and a decent enough supporting cast. The Western Conference is weak, it was there for the taking. Goalies in the West are mostly jamokes, no Ken Drydens.

    Terrible. Disgraceful. Embarrassing.

  16. I don’t expect any improvements to this team until Stan is fired. If McD has anything to do with hockey personnel he should be fired as well. There are too many mistakes they have made to write on this post. 3 yrs of no playoffs and the future doesn’t look bright

  17. I’ve been an avid Blackhawks fan since 1965. The league today has extreme parody. Therefore, you must have a coach that gets a full 60 minutes out of ALL his players every game. Otherwise you’re going to have a season like we are experiencing. Inconsistent players need to go also, no matter what their history has been. I remember very clearly the Billy Ray coaching years with great players like Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull and Tony Esposito and many more coming up short every year. We’re better than that but I’m seeing shades of those years starting to appear. Action needs to take place NOW! It starts with landing a strong, well respected, coach and moving out players that don’t bring it at 100% every night. ROCKY we love you, but you know all to well, it starts at the top!

  18. Bowman has to go. Ditto Colliton. Q knew hockey needs speed AND grit. Idiot Bowman knew better going with all speed after Nashville swept us.(Not!!)send Bow to the Manitoba Moose.Send Colliton back to Rockford. Cut Serbs& Dunc. Bring “on” the kiddie Corp.

  19. As many are posting here something has to change after the season if not before

    Colliton should be gone whether Stan does the deed or Rocky steps in and tells him to or whether Stan and JC both go

    Looking forward (as I’m sure the players are) to an experienced coach – someone who knows what it takes to win at the NHL level in both regular season and playoffs

    Management owes to 19,88 and 2 and likely 50 and 7 to bring in a coach who is not learning on the job

    As I’ve said before I don’t want to see any of the young guys shipped out until we see what they look like with a real NHL coach – I watch the job Mike Sullivan has done in PITT with tons of injuries and wonder how much better the Hawks would be with him as their coach – a playoff team I suspect

  20. Ian, yea thats why I was saying a few games before the last road trip, we had a 14 game stretch where we might only be 6-6-2 when people were saying had to go on a run then. I mentioned that after that 14 games stretch, when then had 11 games we we could go 10-1 or 9-2 kind of thing because of sch.

    So we deserve a top 5 skill draft player, after what we got this yr for rebuilding-through loading up young wave/wave core.

    You said it, it was that shtty first 10 games we went 3-6-1 where the sch was horseshht. The the sch got not as bad a whala we went like 5-5, in what I wanted to see before declaring we sucked. Then once sch got normal-in terms of being spaced out, not easier teams, we went on a roll. 12-5-1.

    Still even when we were rolling, it just didnt feel like we were deep enough-we have holes, so once that 10 day layovcr did its things-wears on you, whala thats it. Plus it was when we were in that 14 game stretch the sch was harder-based on who we played.

    So we could still go 9-2 in a section coming up, but it would be better to get the top 5 skill draft player we deserve.

  21. Wrap alot talk here about Laviolette, i kinda would like to see Gerard Gallant, took those young guys on Vegas a long ways. He’s all about winning hockey games and not sucking up to front office like Q was, probably wouldn’t be a Bowman choice but maybe the right gm bring him in and go long way with him.

  22. Still need help from ANA and SJ, and were not getting that anymore-they are up to 4 and 5 when they got to 2 and 3. MON making strong move to get to 0, they are at 1 now. So could get 5th pick with help from those teams, right now with a 2-6-2 down we are at 7th pick.

    DET 82
    LA 13
    OTT 8
    ANA 5
    SJ 4
    NJ 4
    CHI 0

  23. MO,With a little help and luck where the Hawks trade off a couple of pieces and going with a sort of Black Ace brigade from college and Rockford this could work out.Remaining schedule they go about 6-14-1 and the Sharks and Ducks go about 10-11-1 each will get the Hawks into 15th in the west.Out east only Detroit,New Jersey and or Ottawa would have less points.Hawks could slide into #3,or4 and then have some Lotto magic.

  24. What we go to watch out for is teams like ARI and CAG, once NAS and WIN assert themselves ARI and CAG could be out and we donot want them diving. That would have ARI and CAG picking in draft ahead of us.

  25. There is some hope there with NJ, which is crazy to say, they have held there own-like ANA and SJ have for 10 or more games now.

    We just donot want teams, that are worse then us/but ahead of us standings wise and looks wise, like ARI CAG NYR MIN, tank the last 10 once they are ‘out’ and getting ahead of us.

    We need some help and do what your saying. That would have us around 3rd 4th pick
    DET
    LA
    OTT
    CHI
    others stay away

  26. Ian. Hiring either Lavy or Gallant would show they are serious about winning in 2020-2021, generate excitement around the fan base. Not sure Stan would do it, unless ordered to by his bosses.

    On another note, Lucas Carlsson is tearing it up offensively in Rockford. If they can trade Gustafsson for futures and give LC a look for the final 18 games, there would be absolutely no downside to that.

    I sure hope Stan’s patience pays off. It did when he got a 1st rounder from Nashville for Ryan Hartman on deadline day.

  27. Watching video? Love that the players came out still not knowing what need to work on? As many have mentioned on this board, you dont’t replace Coach Q with a school student like Collioton who has no idea what to do behind the bench nor in a room with 3 time Cup winners! Hawks needed a veteran coach or a coach with NHL games and mostly a coach who respects 88, 19, 7 instead of benching them during his stint. He’s a knob and Bowman is a fraud.
    It’s simple, who do we have in Rockford that he has drafted and who do we have in the CHL, NCAA or RUSSIA and Sweden? NOTHING! I mean look at the reality, Hawks have absolutely no elite prospects…And Mitchell or Beaudin are certainly not elite if even NHLers. NO forward propsects!!!
    Hiding behind CAP ISSUES is cowardly, but prospects, free agent and trades are what GMs are responsible for. So using the CAP excuse to trade Panarin or to stick it to Coach Q by trading TUEVO, HAMMER and firing Mike Kitchen is just Bowman being idiotic and angry spolied brat that he is.

  28. Craig, thats the spirit Reg. Bowman does have good patience. I am going with were going to get big returns on the trades and get a top 5 skill draft player.

  29. Did anyone notice how well the Hawks played with Dennis Gilbert in the line up? Why? It goes back to Q. Q knew every team needs a few guys to step up to defend misdeeds by other team. “It” gives a team a lift and shows “heart”. So…Bowman and or Colliton has him in Rockford. This is proof of C’s & B’s lack of “hockey “ sense.

  30. Alec Martinez with a goal and an assist tonight for Vegas. Immediate impact. Good to see. What if Nashville offered Stan, their 2nd round pick from New Jersey, #35 overall for Erik G. ? Technically a second rounder but on day 2 of the draft we would be picking 4th on Saturday morning. Safe to say we would get a kid that is first round value.

  31. Who knows how deep the draft is, really-seriously. Does it go 45 deep when normally 30 quality. Like top 20 picks go 35 deep this draft. What kind of deep? is this draft. Where are the pressure points.

    Is there 10 top 5 players? or Is there 60 top 45 players?

  32. Mo just for comparison, Teply went 104th overall in 4th rd of last years draft. Saying if he was in a much deeper draft this year he would be a top 50 pick. Not a sure thing but promising for sure.

  33. Tim – I agree.

    I thought Gilbert brought a game where you pay a price for setting up in front of the net…

    Stuck up for his teammates too…

    Guess there was more of a need for that in RKFD. then here…

  34. The Athletic proposes Saad to Boston for the Bruins top prospect and a 1st and 2nd round pick.I would do it.6 Million for 28 points does not seem right to me.

  35. Craig would like to see them give serious thought to promoting Al MacIsaac to Gm. He has a number of years with organization, players would be familar with him and seem to have a good relationship. Very good hockey knowledge and background. He runs the analytical end of things now, so wouldn’t be falling behind there. I know for sure playing tough hard nosed hockey is ingrained in him and certain if in charge being outworked and beat up physically would not tolerated. Gallant would be type of coach would most likely be a good fit with him. Like to see the team move in that direction.

  36. It made a difference when Gilbert played his style and a couple others did that a little to add to what he did. Thats the kind of players we need and like 4 or 5 of them. Enough of a mix. When we-I mean Gilbert played that way we took it to BOS and other teams, at least we set the tone-or at least were able to then play our game. Those games were on an even playing field, with just one guys doing that.

    We need 4 or 5 playing that way, and then we can play. Sure we need mroe good players/young wave. That is important to have. Then you see 88 12 doing there thing better/more.

  37. If Saader is traded, then both goalies better be.

    Ian, trying to understand the draft. By having top 5-10 pick and draft is top 45 players 70 deep, then we get a free top 45 player. or draft is top 20/25 players 35/40 deep, then we get a teir player.

    We got Vlassic like that on its own. We buck the draft odds in 2nd rounds, lots of times.

    This is deep draft, just wondering what part is deep.

  38. Mo alot of forwards heavy on centers with top line/6 potential who are close to being nhl ready in first 20 picks. Plus alot of top 6 or top 4 d potential with development time in next couple of rounds is what i take from it.

  39. Reading all the comments so far, it sounds you all are giving up on this season. Don’t blame Colliton for this situation, it starts with the guys in the locker room
    They are all getting big bucks to perform a 30 to 45 second shift every 3 to 4 minutes. Give me a break. Look in the mirror Toews and Kane who loses the puck more than any player in the game.
    Show up or go home.

  40. Urgency. 2 1/2 years it has mysteriously disappeared from this teams hockey hearts. I truly feel bad for 19 the most. I know he’s got 3 Cups. And has won for most of his hockey life. Accolades abound. He loves Kaner, but you better believe it irks him to no other that his buddy is in the spot light and not him. But no one cares more to me on this team than our Capitón. He deserves better. Frustrating as ever these days watching my favorite team in sports. Shit. All Chitown teams. You all already know what I’m sayin. LGH!

  41. Thanks man. Wondering for that and a way for us to sneak another good prospect there from the extralong-range of draft. Like get a 15-20 pick besides our top 5 skill draft player pick. So 2nds would be good to gather.

    Got pulled over near border, saying I was on the line and rolling stop. I said well I was right one the line-which was worn out from people driving on it, and not sure about the stop sign, but not disgreeing. Made me do eye test, after I told him I had 3. Told him I check with this, everytime to make sure and I was .048 State-with state and sher backup, said where did you get that. I said I got it to make sure I am good numbers wise, .05/.08

    Said good and drive safe, after passing his eye test.

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