Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman met with the media to discuss the past season and what kinds of changes to expect. 

The Hawks' will miss the playoffs for the second season in a row and it's definitely time to change some things. 

Bowman agreed and said not to expect the same group back next year. 

“Well, we’re not going to bring the same group back,” Bowman said. “That’s clear. We don’t do that really any year, there’s changes to every team even a team that ends up winning the Cup this year will have some different players. We’re going to have some new players next year. What we’re going to do is try to improve in the areas where our team needs some help and the way that looks isn’t completely clear right now, but we have time over the next couple months to dive in and look at our team in greater detail and figure out how we’re going to make that happen."

“There’s obviously free agent signings, there’s trades. There’s growth from within. Those are the ways your team improves from year to year and we’re going to do that. So we’re going to have some new players here next year for sure, but we have a lot of players that are going to be back, and I think a lot of the key guys who had good seasons they’re coming back for sure, so we don’t need across the board changes, but we do need some new players.”

What do you think of Bowman's comments?


Source: The Athletic