Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hawks fire coach Denis Savard

The Chicago Blackhawks, one day after winning their first game of the season after three straight losses, have fired head coach Denis Savard and replaced him with Joel Quenneville, a veteran head coach who has previously coached the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche.

Savard was 65-67-15 mark in parts of three seasons as the Blackhawk coach. he was first named to the job on Nov. 29, 2006. Savard was on a very short leash in Chacgo as the expectations are very high this season in the Windy City.

1 comment:

Richard-Steven Williams said...

Talk about knee-jerk reaction. I know Quennville had some success with youngsters in Colorado but this was a team Savard had helped build, had played a few days and having watched them a couple of times, were just showing the typical growing pains of a very young team. Dumb, dumb move.

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