The Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Denis Savard today, and are replacing him with former Blues/Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville. Um, uh, er, what the... OK, I've only read the bare essentials of this news, and there's a press conference later this afternoon, but I'm absolutely stupefied by this. Savard was bringing this young, promising team right along, had everyone in Chicago thinking beautiful thoughts entering this season... and then Boom, he's gone. I don't get it. I know the 'Hawks started out a bit slow (just got their first victory last night, and are now 1-2-1). But was this still necessary?
Ah, well, I'm just glimpsing this from the outside so who am I to say. Maybe there's something going on in the deep, dark recesses of the 'Hawks organization that led to this. We'll find out enough when we watch the team's response in the following games, weeks, etc.