Stan Bowman was on the Mully and Haugh show on 670 The Score this morning and in the interview was asked if the Blackhawks will pursue Robin Lehner in the offseason. His response was that he didn't want to get into that right now.
I think this deflection is exactly what we should have expected. However, I don't like his matter-of-fact tone in the deflection. Shouldn't he have at least told us whatever the options are come the off-season, they will explore any and all of them?
David Haugh then asked: "The trade deadline felt like a concession, and potentially not making the playoffs for three years straight is difficult, do you worry about your job security?"
We haven't conceded anything. We've had a tough stretch of games and the moves we made yesterday are part of looking at the long term.
This again, was another deflection. This answer I have an issue with. If they were really thinking about the long term goals here, wouldn't they have tried to get more for Erik Gustafsson?
Shouldn't they have been shopping him around to get the most bang for their buck?
In my opinion, that's a great example of ineptitude. I've been a fan of Stan for a long time and I feel, as many other fans do, that he is starting to slide a little in his decision making within this franchise.
Let's all stand up and beg Rocky Wirtz to look internally and really get a feel for what's going on with our Chicago Blackhawks.