Hawks Fire Yawney


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

Who Said It?

Slow news day, so I came up with a quick quiz for every one. Just match the quote with who said it.

Is Tellqvist finally going to be traded?

The Tennessean reported that there were two Maple leafs scouts in attendence at recent Predators games. With Vokoun out 6 weeks with a hand injury its believed Nashville is shopping for an affordable temporary back up to Chris Mason and Mikael Tellqvist would certainly fit.

Harrison On Waivers

According to TSN, young defencemen Jay Harrison has been put on waivers…

“The Leafs have placed defenceman Jay Harrison on waivers to make room for captain Mats Sundin….
Harrison won’t officially be on waivers until noon on Sunday according to general manager John Ferguson Jr.”

Sundin's return

The return of Mats Sundin poses a problem that Paul Maurice wishes he had more often. Where does Mats fit in?

Something Cooking On Thanksgiving, Kasparaitis and Prucha could Go

The Rangers trade to get Isbister???? Something is up my friends… kasparaitis and Peter Prucha are right smack in the middle of the trade rumors in New York. The Chicago Blackhawks are rumored to be big players in trade talks for Prucha, as sources have said Chicago is scouting the Ranger Games very hard and Very closely.

The Real Question is: What is going on with kasparaitis? Where has he been, and does Renny’s comments of Kasper not being “ready to play”… have any truth to them?

Hitchcoc k Signs On With Columbus

Source TSN.ca

Sources close to the Columbus Blue Jackets tell TSN Ken Hitchcoc k has agreed to a three-year contract to coach the Blue Jackets.

Leafs pick up option on JFJ

TSN.ca is reporting that the Leafs have decided to pick up JFJ’s contract extension option for next year.
Full aritcle availible here: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=185422&hubname=

Is the American Retailer the Cause of Hockey’s Unpopularity in the US?

During my recent trip to Erie, PA from Canada for some early X-Mas shopping, I was salivating at the idea of obtaining a Crosby jersey at a low price we here in Canada are not accustomed to. Much to my disappointment, I was not able to find a hockey jersey ANYWHERE!

Coyotes Still Seeking Changes

During Saturday’s tilt against the Kings, Coyotes GM Mike Barnett went on local TV during the 1st intermission and declared that Ed Jovonoski will not be traded for any reason. Barnett also stated that he and Gretz both gave Jovo their personal word that he wasn’t being shopped.

Bargains and busts…

On TSN tonight, there was an interesting second intermission during the Rangers vs Carolina game. Who are your ”bargains” and your ”busts” for the first quarter of this season?

Forsberg to be traded before weekend?

No doubt about it, Peter Forsberg wants out of Philly, and with the team looking to start rebuilding, he is their greatest asset to fill the holes on Defence and in Net.

NHL All Star voting system a joke

Tired of seeing the wrong players in the ALL STAR game ? Fustrated in seeing fans that no nothing about the sport making a difference in the polls? Well perhaps there is finally a way that the fans can deliver this message to the NHL.