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As the playoffs continue without the Chicago Blackhawks, fans have already started making lists of free agents the team should target. There are two primary concerns being expressed by everyone surrounding Chicago: they need another top-four defenseman (preferably physical), and … Continue reading →

Chicago Blackhawks fire assistant coach Mike Haviland

This may not matter much to the average hockey fan, but gathering what I’m reading from the media on Twitter, this coaching move by the Chicago Blackhawks might mean that a) Joel Quenneville’s staying because someone else’s head has rolled for him and/or b) that the rolling head is about to find a new coaching position with another NHL team: The Chicago Blackhawks announced...

Patrick Kane Went To A Party has photos of Patrick Kane having a good time at a number of parties at the University of Wisconsin last weekend. The stories are pretty wild, and leave a lot to the imagination. My sources echo what Jay Zawaski … Continue reading →

With firing of Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland, Joel Quenneville dismisses own departure rumors

  Joel Quenneville isn’t leaving Chicago. He’s not going to Montreal to join Marc Bergevin, recently tabbed from the Blackhawks as the Canadiens’ general manager. In fact, Quenneville may have used his rationale for firing assistant coach Mike Haviland to assure critics and skeptics. From the Chicago Tribune: “One thing about being in Chicago, I think over the...

Patrick Kane Gets Wasted for Cinco de Mayo, Passes Out at Bar

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane doesn't have to worry about those pesky playoffs any longer after the Phoenix Coyotes knocked his team out of the running for a second Stanley Cup. But don't fret! The young master Kane has a reputation of being something of a party-boy and he took to the streets of Madison, Wisconsin to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Along the way he somehow...

Blackhawks Fire Mike Haviland

The Blackhawks surprised many on Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that the team relieved assistant coach Mike Haviland of his duties. Haviland was reportedly a finalist for the coaching job in Winnipeg last summer, and was loved by the players in Chicago. … Continue reading →

Can Quenneville And Bowman Co-Exist?

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, There is an extraordinary situation in Chicago where head coach Joel Quenneville and general manager Stan Bowman now have an uneasy peace after months of conflict both in and out of the public eye. Both Bowman and Quenneville will now go about their jobs under the demanding presence of Blackhawks president John McDonough, who does not hesitate...

Blackhawks fire assistant coach

The Chicago Blackhawks have fired assistant coach Mike Haviland. Haviland has spent the last four seasons as an assistant, joining the staff in July 2008, a little more than two months before Joel Quenneville became head coach. Haviland also coached the team's American Hockey League affiliates in Norfolk, Va., from 2005-07 and Rockford from 2007-08. The Blackhawks finished...

Patrick Kane and the PR nightmare

Image via Professional sports team have PR departments. Usually, they're meant to foster good will amongst the community and to get people's butts in seats. Unfortunately, sometimes they have to play cover-up to their athletes' questionable actions. Each professional sports league's had a guy to goof up, not realizing that as a public entertainment...

Blackhawks World Championships Update

Here is how the Blackhawks’ players are doing at the 2012 World Championships tournament in Helsinki and Stockholm (stats thru Thursday, May 10): Patrick Sharp, Canada 4 games, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points, +1 Duncan Keith, Canada 4 games, … Continue reading →

Friedman ponders the fractionation of the Blackhawks’ coaching and management

The CBC’s Elliotte Friedman offers a “30 Thoughts” column jam-packed with scuttlebutt regarding the Flyers’ ouster, the Predators’ free agents, Montreal’s coaching search and at least ten other topics, but his main focus involves why he believes the Chicago Blackhawks allowed Joel Quenneville to fire Mike Haviland—and Friedman believes that it comes down to a fractionation...
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