The Chicago Blackhawks might want to look to New York for how to rebuild.
The Chicago Blackhawks continue to let Stan Bowman lie to the fanbase and the hockey community as a whole. In turn, he is lying to people under him in the organization as well. That includes the players. The Blackhawks, with or without Stan Bowman, need to take a page out of the New York Rangers playbook on how to execute a rebuild with a team that has a lot of popular players that are used to having a chance at the Stanley Cup.
The Rangers and their old core never won the Cup but they came close on many occasions. They know what it is like to experience a winning culture with a core that the fans love but after they knew it was going nowhere anymore, they made changes. The organization put out a letter to the fanbase admitting that some of their favorite players might be on their way out. They made it clear that some tough years might be ahead for them to build towards some great years.