In this week’s episode of the “In the Crease” podcast from Linda Cohn and Emily Kaplan of ESPN, Kaplan discusses a reality many Blackhawks fans have assumed and tried to accept.
Jeremy Colliton is Stan Bowman’s hand-picked head coach. And Bowman isn’t about to fire him.
If the Blackhawks make a change, it will come from over Bowman’s head — which means ownership would need to step in.
Here’s the podcast:
As Jay Zawaski also noted on Twitter on Tuesday morning, the Blackhawks are one of the teams that isn’t spending big money because of the pandemic. And they would prefer not paying two coaches at the same time.
So here we are. A winless team making the wrong kind of history and the general manager has tied himself to the head coach, for good or (mostly) bad.