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Blackhawks Bits: Bowman, Colliton speak on 2021 season

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The coach and GM met with the media Wednesday morning for another round of interviews.

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With the 2021 season officially in the rearview mirror, head coach Jeremy Colliton and president of hockey operations/general manager Stan Bowman met with the media to offer their thoughts on the 2021 season, following Tuesday’s exit interviews with a handful of players.

Bowman went first, starting with some comments about the team’s inconsistencies and the typical vague statement regarding the future:

Nothing Bowman said was really earth-shattering. A quick rundown:

The one comment from Bowman that did catch some attention on Twitter was the one below on defenseman Nikita Zadorov:

Not sure how much to read into that, because it’s not like Bowman was going to say something like, “Zadorov sucked this season.” Bowman said later that they are starting contract negotiations with Zadorov, who is now a restricted free agent. We’ll keep an eye on where they go.

Colliton spoke after Bowman and, keeping true to hockey people in general, didn’t say much that was interesting, either. Here are a few highlights, though:

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