Bowman opens up about Hawks' success, Kane's play
Wed, 27 Feb 2013|
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman sits down with CSN's Pat Boyle -- presented by BMO Harris -- and discusses his team's roaring start to the 2013 season - 2/27
Problem success the Hawks have enjoyed this season we haven't heard much on the team's architect. Some observers thought Stan Bowman might blow up his roster after a second straight first round exit from the playoffs. But the general manager stayed the course expecting growth from his younger players -- adding depth to the Blue Line and Bowman also told our pat -- in this interview presented by below Harris bank. This core players self motivation is a major reason the team is off to its record breaking start. When you have -- to players like that they're the ones that are gonna really put your team. Together and also -- through different times and you know starting -- -- our captain Jonathan is. The kind of guy that does not satisfied you know if your ball and I remember talking here at the end of last season and he. He had a sort of an empty feeling that we haven't accomplished so much more really great group here and we we didn't reach the ball and you know you. These players are a couple years removed from the ultimate. Championship and winning the Stanley cups and they know that feeling. And then they know the feeling of disappointment and I think that's what motivates them to. Come out here and you know we talked to him now and you've talked a lot -- that it really isn't a business like approach like. We have gotten off to a very good start but that was our objective starting here. The court player opt to be best statistical start is Patrick Kane the 24 year old has 24 points in his first nineteen games. That puts him in the top ten in the league in points. Many feel -- has an MVP season in some. Because he's got some maturing off the ice. He's always train hard and he's always started well I think the other stuff you're just seeing is more of the fact that he's. Starting to grow up a little bit and I think. You know it's a process. He's still fun loving kid he's still. You know exciting personalities got a lot of life. But he understands what's happened I think. You know when you go through things that he's gone through and you know you reflect on a little bit you realize. That you know your your life is different than. Everyone else and you start to accept it and move you don't fight it. I think he's learning that. That's the kind of thing that is part of being professional. And being an athlete in the city of Chicago. You know he's a high profile guy and you know he wants us talking to young guns and the results speak for themselves. But -- also credits the coaching staff that added Jamie compound to the mix this past off season. It just like Bowman showed restraint when it came to overhauling the roster. Joel Quenneville has done the same behind the bench like when he didn't bench goalie Corey Crawford in San Jose after he got off to a rough start. Still has the confidence in the goaltending. And I think you can see that and the other not only new goal is pick up -- -- but the team doesn't we're going to be OK here we just got to regroup. You know I think that shows the value of having the experience of the -- went through so many situations than. He's really handled them well and I think he knows what buttons to push. But I think our players and certainly responded. With the -- pat Boyle Comcast sports net. Now well not many head hits to -- can -- is -- with the Blackhawks have been better at home or on the road as you see some of the comparisons there in the statistical categories. Let's just say they've been the very best no matter where they dropped the puck -- into enemy guys those -- only two blemishes. Shootout losses in many in Vancouver that opened their six game trip then when they came back home. In the seven games and they dropped the first game of the shoot out to the ducks.