Hawks Fire Yawney

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The Chicago Blackhawks have fired coach Trent Yawney.

Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon has announced that Blackhawks legend Denis Savard will replace Yawney behind the bench.  Savard had been an assistant with the Blackhawks since retiring from the NHL following the 1996-1997 season.

The Blackhawks have a 7-12-2 record this season and sit fourth in the Central Division

Blackhawks general manager Dale Tallon has announced that Blackhawks legend Denis Savard will replace Yawney behind the bench.  Savard had been an assistant with the Blackhawks since retiring from the NHL following the 1996-1997 season.

The Blackhawks have a 7-12-2 record this season and sit fourth in the Central Division

Yawney was in his second season as Blackhawks head coach and compiled a 33-55-15 overall record.  He’s the third coach to be fired this season, following Philadelphia’s Ken Hitch***** and Columbus’ Gerard Gallant (who was subsequently replaced by Hitch*****).

Savard, 44, played a 17-year NHL veteran with Chicago, Montreal and T

Tampa Bay, scoring 473 goals and 865 assists for 1,338 points in 1,196 games, adding 175 points in 169 career playoff games. As a Blackhawk, Savard recorded 1,096 points in 881 games and added 145 points in 131 playoff games.


One Response to Hawks Fire Yawney

  1. Bacon077 says:

    I mean, the guy lost his entire first line. He didn’t trade/sign underachieving players. O well.

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