The Blackhawks made the move to let their coach of three years go, after the club got off to a "slow" 1-2-1 start. Holy shit bat man, talk about knee-jerk OVER reaction! Or is it a knee jerk reaction? As an aside, we wonder how Quenville's replacement in Colorado (Granato) is feeling this afternoon sporting a 0-3 record?? ; )
2) In 147 games as Blackhawks coach, Savard posted a 65-66-16 record, mostly with an undermanned team. Perhaps the writing was on the wall when they hired Quenville? You don't hire a guy with the caliber of Quenville to be a "pro scout". Ownership was apparently itching to make this change when Queneville was hired. It was evidently completely calculated. Chicago, shows a lack of class in our opinion. In our opinion this is a slap in the face. Quenville is a quality coach, no doubt, but Savard was not given enough time with this very young team who just last year showed great improvement under his tutelage last season.
3) We're sure some Colorado fans might disagree with our opinion of coach Q, but regardless we feel this was an ill timed move. If management believed that Dennis wasn't the guy to coach, then he should have been let go over the summer. Don't fire him after 2 road losses to start the season? Forked tongue Tallon? http://www.tsn.ca/blogs/darren_dreger/?id=250762 Here Tallon specifically says that Savard would NOT replaced by Quenville even if the team got off to a bad start!