The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman have had a very questionable offseason.
The moves made which included letting Corey Crawford walk and trading Brandon Saad has left some fans unhappy with the direction of the franchise.
Because of all the blowback regarding the offseason, on Tuesday the organization issued a letter to fans regarding the recent decisions taken.
Check it out below:
"We recently said goodbye to a pair of popular, two-time champions and acquired some new players via trade and free agency. We understand it was tough to see those respected veterans go and realize you may have some questions about our direction. We’d like to adress that direction and share why we’re hopeful for the future of Blackhawks hockey.
We’re committed to developing young players and rebuilding our roster. We want more than another window to win; we want to reach the summit again, and stay there–an effort that will require a stockpile of emerging talent to complement our top players. The influx of youth and their progression will provide roster flexibility and depth throughout our lineup.
We were already the youngest team in the 2020 playoffs and several Blackhawks experienced that intensity for the first time; this will help to further establish a culture that embraces the grind of improvement driven by competitors who are relentless, engaged and motivated by a team-first mentality to win.
As our young players develop and learn how to win consistently, they’ll make some mistakes. Inevitably, we’ll miss the mark sometimes, too, but we’ll communicate openly with you on this journey together. We know that what comes next must be more than just words, and that inspires us."
What do you think of this?
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— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) October 20, 2020