November 27, 2006

Blackhawks Fire Trent Yawney!: The lowest scoring squad in the NHL this season fire Head Coach Trent Yawney and name Denis Savard as the 36th Head Coach in Team History. I called it here in the Hitchcock Thread a few weeks ago but is it enough to grab a playoff birth in the 2006-07 season?

posted by skydivedad to hockey at 11:10 AM - 10 comments

Honestly? Probably not. But it is something.

posted by chicobangs at 12:40 PM on November 27, 2006

C'ya Trent, You didn't get it done in Chicago and the injuries are not an excuse. Don't let the door kick you in the a_ _ on the way out. Hello Denis, Just get it done, if your squad can play with the passion and heart you showed in your career it's still early enough in the season for Talon to make a trade and the Blackhawks can turn this ship around. Good Luck!

posted by skydivedad at 02:49 PM on November 27, 2006

Really, SDD? No slack given after the healthy fast start? Ok. You'd know better than I.

posted by garfield at 03:07 PM on November 27, 2006

I'm not quite sure what the Blackhawks expect from a head coach, other than a scapegoat. This team was head-and-shoulders above last year's squad, but still seemed a long way away from competing for a playoff spot. Habibulin killed them. Just killed them.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:11 PM on November 27, 2006

Yes garfield, after the fast start I was almost ready to embrace Yawney's win a 2-1 game approach but all the losing was really starting to grind me down. I'm looking forward to seeing how some of these young guys can perform without the grinding approach. The emphasis on offense that Savard is sure to bring will at least be entertaining. If the Blackhawks can embrace the new NHL perhaps it can become attractive to potential free agents. Then again to quote my buddy (willthrill) nothing is going to change in Chicago unless and until ......."Wirtz must Die".......

posted by skydivedad at 04:55 PM on November 27, 2006

Skydivedad, any news on when Havlat is supposed to be back? I'm beginning to think he's fled the country or something.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:18 PM on November 27, 2006

All I can say YYM about Havlat's return is the same old stuff the Chicago Press has been feeding us, apparently he's behind in his rehab from that high ankle sprain. To highlight the Blackhawks inepitude on offense Havlat has been out since Oct. 13th still leads the Hawks with 7 goals. Hopefully he gets back sooner than later!

posted by skydivedad at 05:32 PM on November 27, 2006

Hopefully he gets back sooner than later! I agree. My offense in the H2H league has been dismal.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:43 PM on November 27, 2006

C'ya Trent...Don't let the door kick you in the a_ _ You poor, poor, bitter man. I've got much respect for a guy who doesn't jump ship just because his team is spinning out of control. I've said it before, sdd. I wish the Hawks would get it together so we can have some more epic battles between them and the Wings.

posted by wingnut4life at 12:49 AM on November 28, 2006

I can't stand watching the other teams in the Central division fire their coaches because of their teams failures, while here in St Louis, we are stuck with the coach who is quickly becoming an enemy of the town because he sucks at coaching. I guess the Blues' front office just can't take a hint.

posted by mutigers16 at 03:47 PM on November 28, 2006

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