Thursday Oct. 16, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have fired coach Denis
Savard after a 1-2-1 start and replaced him with Joel Quenneville.
The dismissal Thursday came hours after the team won its first
game by beating Phoenix 4-1.
Savard, a Hall of Fame player, became coach in November 2006 and
finished that season with a record of 24-30-7 in 61 games. Last
season, Savard led Chicago to its first 40-win season since
2001-02. The Blackhawks went 40-34-8 but still missed the playoffs.
Quenneville has coached the St. Louis Blues and Colorado
Avalanche. He has a 438-283-118 record in parts of 11 seasons. He
was signed by the Blackhawks as a pro scout in September.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.