Chicago Blackhawks Players Don't Want Head Coach Fired

The Chicago Blackhawks are off to a terrible start. So bad they are setting NHL records for all the wrong reasons. Turns out their players are speaking out to management as they don't want to see head coach Jeremy Colliton fired.

The young Blackhawks coach is certainly on the hot seat as the hockey club was supposed to be one of the best in the Western Conference. Management made a ton of changes and the team welcomed back Jonathan Toews and Kirby Dach. So far nothing has worked and the Blackhawks have yet to lead a game. The team is 0-5-1 and needs a win badly. 

Newcomer Seth Jones met with the media recently and had this to say about Colliton:

100% this team has faith in Jeremy. I've been here a short time but his message has been great for us. ... This isn't a coaching problem. This is a locker room thing, the players on the ice playing the game.

Captain Serious, Jonathan Toews also wanted to point out the team has their coach's back and know they have to be better as a group:

Of course. There's details to our game that when we've done them and we've stuck to them, we have four lines rolling and doing it the right way. It's a fun way to play and everyone feeds off it, we just haven't done it enough.

The Blackhawks head coach has a 86-88-25 record since taking over for Joel Quenneville and is certainly on the hot seat to be the first coach fired in 2021-22. If the players have their way, it won't be happening any time soon.

Photo credit:  David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

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