The Chicago Blackhawks general manager spoke with hosts Rob Pizzo and Craig Simpson on Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM Tuesday about what it's like to open a new NHL season after taking home the Stanley Cup last spring.
Bowman and the Blackhawks have been here before. They followed up their Stanley Cup-winning season in 2010 with a first-round playoff exit the following year — an experience the GM says the team has learned from.
"I think the one thing that helps us the most is that we have a number of players who went through this before and they realized how difficult it was to start that next season after you've won the Cup.
"And I think from within, those guys want to have a better start to the season than we did," Bowman said of his Blackhawks, who are off to a 3-1-1 start this season.
Listen to the full audio interview above.