Chicago Blackhawks: 3 summer 2019 moves that should get Bowman fired

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The Chicago Blackhawks are going to end their third straight season in which they failed to meet expectations and Stan Bowman deserves some blame.

The Chicago Blackhawks have made a claim that is a bit disturbing to their fans. They have claimed that no matter how this season ends up, John McDonough, Stan Bowman, and Jeremy Colliton are going to be back in 2020-21. It isn’t necessarily fair to rip on Colliton as he could be a good coach one day. He has gotten a lot out of a roster that is simply not that good.

One guy who should probably be reevaluated is Stan Bowman. He has made so many mistakes over the past four years that has made this team fall well below where it should be. The last time the Blackhawks have won a playoff series was the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. They also haven’t made the playoffs at all since 2017 where they were swept by the Nashville Predators. It hasn’t been good for them in a while and you can point right to Bowman for a lot of the issues.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel with him so they need to start making some changes. This roster, as currently constructed, can’t sustain a good season. They are capable of having good stretches because Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are there and the goaltending has been solid, but they are not deep enough to win enough to make the playoffs. If they ever want that to change, they need some drastic change all around. It starts with Stan Bowman. These three moves that he made in summer 2019 alone should get him fired: