The Chicago Blackhawks gave an elaborate GM update

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The Chicago Blackhawks made some major changes earlier this season. Stan Bowman was fired as the general manager and Jeremy Colliton was fired as the head coach. They were replaced by Kyle Davidson and Derek King respectively. Both of them are on an interim basis.

On Wednesday, the Blackhawks issued an extensive update on the search for the full-time general manager. It really does seem like the organization is conducting this search the right way based on how they are handling things.

The update came from Danny Wirtz who is the Chief Executive Officer. He confirmed that they are going to begin reaching out to candidates this week for the General Manager role. He also said that whoever is hired will be the highest-ranking executive in Hockey Operations and will report directly to him.

This is outstanding news. That means that they are going to hire someone who is a “hockey mind” and that person will mostly have full control. Danny is a smart man and is running this team exactly the way that it should be run.

The Chicago Blackhawks have a big search going for their new general manager.

Wirtz also confirmed that Davidson will be a candidate for the job. He also assured us that in the meantime, Davidson will continue being the interim general manager and that he has full autonomy in the meantime. Until someone new is hired, Davidson is in charge of hockey ops.

Danny is going to lead the search along with the President of Business Operations, Jaime Faulkner. There will also be getting help from an advisory group that will give opinions on the job and those being interviewed for the job. It is an outstanding way to run a business.

Getting an update like this is extremely important. Stan Bowman was so bad at his job prior to the changes that were made. He traded away elite players for bad returns and didn’t do that god of a job drafting. Going forward, hockey ops needs to be considerably better at their jobs.

Some tough decisions are going to be needed over the next few years. The futures of stars like Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Alex DeBrincat amongst others will be decided soon and the right person needs to be the one making decisions. Hopefully, this search goes well and allows the Blackhawks to get back to their winning ways.

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