A lot of people have been telling me I should get rid of my team.
After years of losing, I realized that losing is the best thing you can do.
I am a loyal fan, but the team I love isn’t the one I can live with.
This is what I want for my team and the fans.
I love this city and this team and this organization.
I hope the players will always support me, the fans will always cheer for me, and my wife, the kids, and the grandchildren will always have a place to be.
I want them to love this team, and I want this team to love me.
I know my teammates and coaches love me and I know they love me as well.
So, here is how I want my team to be united, one day.
The fans, fans, players, owners, and coaches deserve a lot of credit for making this a better place to play hockey.
But they are not the only ones who are part of the solution.
The owners, owners and coaches have been great partners.
They have shown that they want to invest in the development of this sport.
They want the fans to be entertained.
They are all very invested in the success of this franchise.
They know how to turn the tide.
And, they are the ones who need to start building bridges with fans and players to keep this team together.
We have a very talented team.
We don’t need to keep losing games.
We just need to find a way to win them.
We need to make the playoffs every year.
We can do it.
So how do we get this team moving again?
The players need to be the leaders.
The coaches need to lead.
The ownership needs to be leaders.
And the fans need to love the team.
There is nothing more important to me than winning hockey games.
I have never had more fun than watching a playoff game and rooting for my own team.
I just don’t think we can lose that.
I don’t want this to happen again.
The players are the leaders of this team.
They play for each other, and they deserve credit for doing it.
They lead their team in every single game.
They get the results they want.
They deserve credit.
We’ve got a great young core of players, some of whom are already NHL regulars.
The group that includes Jonathan Toews, Dustin Byfuglien, and Jamie Benn is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the NHL for years.
The coaching staff has been great, too.
Coach Todd McLellan is a great fit for the young players.
The team’s management has been outstanding, too, with all the smarts and strategic thinking that goes into every decision.
This has been a terrific organization.
They’ve invested in this team from the very beginning, and it’s a great place to live and play.
But the players deserve credit, too — the players are doing everything they can to get it back.
The owner is a fantastic leader, too; he’s got a strong vision and a vision of how this team is going forward.
So the ownership and management need to show leadership and leadership on the ice.
We should all have that leadership on our team.
The new coach should be a leader who’s going to push the team forward.
The general manager needs to lead the players and the staff.
The coach needs to make decisions for this team that are good for the players, the team, the organization, and for this franchise going forward as well as the long-term success of the franchise.
There’s nothing more difficult than winning a Stanley Cup, but it is incredibly difficult to do so while losing hockey games that could change the course of your franchise.
We all have to work together and find the right way to do it, and we all need to do that now.
The GM needs to help lead the coaching staff and the players in all facets of the organization.
We must take this franchise forward and make it work together.
I believe this is a team that can be a championship contender again.
We’ll have a chance to do just that.
There are a lot more pieces in place than just one player, and every single one of them is going in the right direction.
This team is coming together.
It’s just a matter of finding the right people.
The most important thing is that they all see that the direction we’re taking is the right one.
I would like to thank my wife and the entire coaching staff, management, and ownership group.
I’m very thankful to all of you for giving me a chance.
I’d also like to extend my thanks to my friends in management, the players (including Byfoglia), the fans, and of course, to my wife.
It really is a privilege to be part of this organization and to be here in the new building with my family.
The future of the Chicago Blackhawks is bright.
We are going to do everything