28 thoughts on “Listen: Jeremy Colliton, Blackhawks Discussion On That Hockey Show

  • October 22, 2021 at 9:33 am
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    What a joke sad state of affairs feel sorry for season ticket holders team is dead in the water probably going to get as bad as the bulls maybe the wirtzes will reward Stan for running the team into the ground a ten year contract seems appropriate your thoughts

  • October 22, 2021 at 10:03 am
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    I don’t believe they had a sellout for “Kane 1000 Game Night”. At least I didn’t hear the love bunch(Edzo&Foley) raving on about it. And I’ve read that lower level 100 seats are going for
    $35 a pop.

    Danny needs to make a call and get a real GM to run Hockey operations like yesterday. But
    firing Stan the Great during his Olympic quest could be problematic for Hockey USA. Then
    again having Stan pick your team might not be the wisest move Hockey USA has made.

  • October 22, 2021 at 10:51 am
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    That game last nite was boring. Also when JC gets fired , you can’t have the same person who fired a HOF coach for JC choose the next one. We may end up with a Division 3 coach from Austria. SB has an arrogance that he is smarter than everyone else. After 5 yrs of total ineptitude why is he still there. The problem of this team doe’s get solved until he is gone.

  • October 22, 2021 at 11:05 am
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    Unfortunately Rocky won’t touch Stan until well after the Olympics at the earliest. I was shocked with the pending legal problems that the Hawks are involved in that they chose Stan to run Team USA. My guess is that if this disaster continues for a couple more games, they will replace Colliton with Marc Crawford for the remainder of this season. When the Hawks miss the playoffs again Stan will be bumped to some hidden business office as the bloodletting will commence.

  • October 22, 2021 at 11:16 am
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    Tab listened to podcast and you raised very good points. Agree they are going for it this seaspn but if things don’t improve this year can be bailed on. MAF likely rebounds and maybe a team by tdl needing to solidify goalie spot is interested and he takes a move for a last cup run. Not out of the question, at least. Leaves the question are Lankinen and Soderblom good enough or do they need to get another goalie for next season.

    On defense theres better than Gus available now. Dehaan hopefully tdl move also, as you pointed out not going to leave a big void, Kalynuk and C. Jones be resigned. The youngsters in Rfd. plus if Vlassic has good year at BU, could sign elc and maybe close to nhl ready. Blueline as good maybe better than currently with big 3 signed for long haul.

    Forwards who could go at tdl or sooner, Strome obviously, some 4th line depth guys, Kurashev may not be brought back and moved. The guy i am not sure is considered a long term piece is Kubalik, teams always looking for goal scoring help, bring a nice return. Forwards returning next year 19, 88, 12, 77 re-signed, agree 6m range. 38, 13 looks like he will, Reichel be there. Think C. Dach signed to an Elc along with Hardman will be looked to play power forward roles next year. Entwistle, Khaira and Johnson all around for 4th line and depth. That roster would easily allow flexibility of additions and a Connelly buyout adds over 2.3m more caproom.

    So coach and Gm plus other off ice issues need addressed obviously, but could turn this year into a bit of a positive even if on ice disappoints.

  • October 22, 2021 at 12:57 pm
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    Is it too soon to change expectations for the season from making the playoffs to securing the worst record in the league for a shot at the 1st overall draft pick? Recalling the Hawks traded their 2022 1st round pick EXCEPT if it’s one of the first two picks – I think we need to hope for the worst record in cast a ping pong ball moves the #1 overall pick to #2.

    There are a lot of negatives that can be cited in these first 5 games, but it seem to me that either the Hawks are pressing or they are the worst collection of players at passing and receiving passes. Missed passes and bobbled receptions consistently foiled what otherwise could have been offensive attacks and d-zone clears. I was yelling at the TV at every miscue and by the 3rd period I was laughing and calling them the Keystone Kops. All it takes is a second or two to disrupt the flow and turn a promising play into a missed opportunity and the Hawks have mastered the fine art of ruining a play.

    I’ve posted many times that I’m not aboard the blame Colliton train. I’ve never called him a good coach – I believed the jury was still out due to the several circumstances that he’s had to deal with since taking over – but I also believe that at some point the head coach needs to be sacrificed to when something needs to change – it’s easier to fire a coach than the players.

  • October 22, 2021 at 1:14 pm
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    FWIW according to Scott Powers sources neither JC nor Bowman are going anywhere soon

    That’s disappointing but there it is – it’s time to focus on how can the Hawks win some games even with JC as coach

    The defensive stats from the last two games are encouraging especially limiting the HD chances against

    I’ve said before that I believe they are overthinking on the ice but if they can keep up this improved level of D play so that eventually they don’t have to overthink it then the offense will come from being more confident in their defensive game

    The question is will that happen soon enough to save the season meaning give them a realistic shot at the playoffs?

    It’s time to end the Khaira as a top 6 player experiment – try Entwistle or Gaudette or even Reichel there

  • October 22, 2021 at 1:17 pm
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    Just a random though that I had after last night’s game. Hagel has been playing on the top 2 lines along with killing penalties. I have loved this guy’s play from the start but he has to start closing plays out and piling up the points or he will be destined for the 4th line when a new coaching staff takes over. I think the next few weeks will also determine Kubalik,s fate. He also gets top line ice and 2nd powerplay time that he has to do alot more with.

  • October 22, 2021 at 2:12 pm
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    I’m not a fan of firing Stan right now. Two years ago sure. Right now, no. This team will be vastly different next year, maybe there is some kind of plan.

    As far as the coach goes. You know at first his mr positive pat on the back attitude was despised by many fans. Personally I dodnt mind. The past few months it appears that guy is gone. Maybe I’m wrong. I also didn’t mind his system…

    However some aspects of his system at times seemed to work against some players strengths. As far as developing players this is a double edged sword. On one hand you have players working on a weakness..
    Great if there is improvement, not great if it doesn’t. I honestly thought part of this system was to chase Seabrook out. Maybe I’m wrong. Probably I am. Square peg round hole. Doesn’t mean the square is bad doesn’t mean the round hole is bad, just how things are. It’s great to develop players and male them better, but some players have strengths and weaknesses.

    Anyway, what I think doesn’t matter, but if Stan trades anybody then fires the coach a week later then I’d say Stan is making a huge mistake. Granted if the player traded away doesn’t do much, then whatvwr not a big deal.

    I just wouldn’t trade anyone unless you are 100% positive it’s the player and not the coaching structure or whatvwr else.

  • October 22, 2021 at 4:25 pm
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    So I just got done listening to the podcast and some things kind of stickout for me: I had no idea that the ticket prices plunged off a cliff. I seen a lot of empty seats there last night despite the cameramen trying not to show them. Some of the talk on the podcast regarded what should be done if the Hawks continue their losing ways, Colliton certainly was discussed possibly replaced by Crawford but it kind of gave StanBo a pass except for mentioning the moves he made and how he’s now up against the cap and ignoring questions. So my questions are: 1) Why haven’t StanBo’s name been mentioned more by media people regarding the sad state of affairs of our team lately, all I been hearing lately is “Fire Jeremy” why has StanBo been largely ignored?? (this is of course my opinion) Is it because he’s the GM of Team USA??? Why is there minimal “Fire StanBo” posts?? 2) When are the media going to start being more inquisitive regarding on what the heck is going on with the “Scam Investigation” ??? 3) What exactly is going on regarding the Wirtz family regarding StanBo?? Is StanBo pulling off a con job with the Family with a load of BS and they are still buying it?? 4) Lets say Kid Coach is canned and they do let Crawford take over, is he going to be saddled with this atrocious defensive system or will he be granted the freedom to scrap the “system’??? It makes me wonder if StanBo is forcing the coaches to use this system because we all know he thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room. Other than that I think it was a good podcast.

  • October 22, 2021 at 4:28 pm
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    Don’t like this? Want change? Real change?

    The answer is simple: STAY HOME!

    Stay home and keep your money. That’s it. There’s nothing more. The end. Remember, you’re dealing with Wirtzs. Money is all that matters.

  • October 22, 2021 at 4:44 pm
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    You’re dealing with an American business. Money is all that matters. Don’t be naïve enough to think US businesses aren’t all in it for the same reason. Money. Safe to say that the Wirtz family isn’t alone. Every single business is in the business of trying to make money (unless you are using one as a tax writeoff for another).

  • October 22, 2021 at 5:46 pm
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    @Hammer Time

    1) Why haven’t StanBo’s name been mentioned more by media people regarding the sad state of affairs of our team lately, all I been hearing lately is “Fire Jeremy” why has StanBo been largely ignored?? (this is of course my opinion) Is it because he’s the GM of Team USA??? Why is there minimal “Fire StanBo” posts??

    It’s because of access media, should the little media that’s left challenge Stan they will lose all access to the Blackhawks. Charlie R. The Athletic, and to a certain extent all other media have to worship Stan for it was he who brought us 3 Cups, forgetting the fact that it was Smith/Tallon who gave us “The Core” all Stan did was tinker about at it’s edges and ultimately giving us this poopshow.

  • October 22, 2021 at 6:21 pm
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    Jordy and Silent are right on the money. Pun intended. Empty seats, lost merchandising and concession sales…these are the things they will pay attention to. I can imagine Rocky reading this blog and thinking, “..these guys are still making line combos and bitching about coaches, thinking that we really care about how they want us to run our team..Bwahaha!”

  • October 22, 2021 at 6:51 pm
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    That was a fun, casual, backyard type of chat Tab…kudos and well done.

    Cannot disagree with what you said during that 46 minute episode. Spot on!

  • October 22, 2021 at 9:48 pm
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    EB not sure what your referring to but if it’s my post, i said if things don’t improve they can still get something out of the year. Nowhere does it say anything about going for 1st overall pick now.

  • October 22, 2021 at 9:56 pm
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    I’m gonna be positive for a change because it’s not much fun for me being negative so much – I think the Hawks beat DET on Sunday

    There it is but I’m not going further than that for now

  • October 23, 2021 at 4:59 am
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    Dollar Bill: Good point and I’m not sure but to me it seems like most are treating StanBo like some sort of sacred cow. Don’t see too much on why StanBo’s rump isn’t on the firing squad, its not like StanBo is answering many questions these days anyway and you would think not only because of the “investigation” but to StanBo’s repeated ineptness you would think that the media would get on him more. I’m sure Ryan Pace would love the media inattentiveness that StanBo is getting. I guess the only way something happens now is the fans to stay home like the good old days. “Hard Hawk Hockey” is a thing of the past.

  • October 23, 2021 at 9:05 am
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    @Hammer Time

    Suppossedly it’s Stan’s genius that propelled the Hawks to greatness, while the (“core+) was already in place for the great run. The 2009-10 team was already in place and in my eyes that was the best team out of the 3 that won the Cups, others might see it differently and that’s cool. This arguement will go on forever.

    Stanley’s greatest achievment in my eyes was having a Daddy named Scotty.

    Here is a link to the only article I could find on Stan’s getting the GM job. It was inevitable once Scotty was brought on board to right ship Dollar Bill had left.

    https://sportsmaven.wordpress.com/tag/dale-tallon/

  • October 23, 2021 at 11:25 am
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    Woke up this morning. Collusion still coach. SB still GM. Wirtz been dear in headlights with these two since day one. Maybe 1/3 full UC days will be a wake up call?

  • October 23, 2021 at 11:32 am
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    According to sources around the league, the Hawks hierarchy are having no discussions regarding replacing Colliton or anyone on his staff. They are reportedly adamant that this team as Co structed will make the playoffs. They are not concerned at all is the word. YIKES! We shall see I guess.

  • October 23, 2021 at 11:33 am
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    Kane enters COVID protocol. The hits keep on a comin!

  • October 23, 2021 at 11:35 am
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    Gus and Carps out too.

  • October 23, 2021 at 11:36 am
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    Get Mitchell and Reichel help up here stat!

  • October 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm
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    Reichel scored goal yesterday-Hogs

    Reichel and Mitchell were Minus 4 yesterday Too!
    yikes

    I guess we know who Kane likes to drink with

  • October 23, 2021 at 1:30 pm
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    Bluto, I am sinking and need a life preserver brother.

  • October 23, 2021 at 2:36 pm
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    C’mon guys didn’t you get the message, it’s a rebuild

    Mark Lazerus
    @MarkLazerus
    Wait, so now it’s still a “rebuild,” after all? No, that doesn’t pass the smell test.

    @ByScottPowers and I on the Blackhawks’ predicament:

  • October 23, 2021 at 7:58 pm
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    So its back to the “rebuild”?? That’s the fastest backtrack since………………the “rebuild” was over this year!! StanBo should become a politician. He’d fit right in and there’s be people buying whatever he’s selling.

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