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Savard Gone In Chicago

Per NHL Live, Denis Savard has been fired as Chicago coach.  No replacement named yet, but as E.J. Hradek states, if Bowman takes the job, it will tell you how good Scotty feels the team could be.

Also, Joel Quenneville is within the organization too.

added 12:14pm, Pierre LeBrun at ESPN confirms.

added 12:19pm, Hradek states Bob McKenzie says Quenneville will be named coach.

added 12:21pm, TSN story with Quenneville as the new coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.

added 12:29pm, via the Chicago Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks have named Joel Quenneville the 37th head coach in franchise history, replacing Denis Savard, who was relieved of his duties earlier on Thursday.

“This was an extremely hard day for this organization and for me personally,” Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon said. “Denis is forever a part of our organization. We made a tough decision that we strongly feel is the right one as we continue to evaluate our team and create a championship caliber organization that can sustain success. Joel brings us a wealth of experience and a winning track record that will have an immediate and lasting impact.”

added 1:01pm, via the Chicago Sun-Times,

“I put our young kids in a position to succeed. I thought we were on the right track.”

“I understand the business,” Savard said. “We made a commitment to our fans, and they’re going for what they think is the best coach available.”

 

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