Found May 08, 2012 on
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 today the team has relieved Assistant Coach Mike Haviland of his duties.
Haviland spent four seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Blackhawks after being named to the coaching staff on July 23, 2008. He arrived in Chicago after spending three years as Head Coach of the organization’s American Hockey League affiliates Norfolk (2005-07) and Rockford (2007-08).
Given that Hawks GM Stan Bowman spent Monday telling the Hawks’ press corps that he has no intentions of forcing Quenneville to walk (and/or follow Marc Bergevin to Montreal), there’s clearly tension afoot in Chicago, but what it will result in, no one se...
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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...
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Chicago Blackhawks stud Patrick Kane was in Madison, Wisconsin over the weekend for the Mifflin Street party, an annual rite of spring for Wisconsin students who’ve bored of bonging beers and chasing tail at house parties all winter. Time to hit the streets! Kaner, a 23-year-old legendary partier, did it up in Wisky, even wearing a fratty shirt and a sweet blue hat so he blended...
from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Stan Bowman doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation. What the Blackhawks general manager does do, however, is answer direct questions.
So when asked Monday if Joel Quenneville would return as the team’s coach next season — despite growing whispers that new Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin would somehow orchestrate things so his close friend...
On Monday morning, the Blackhawks announced a move in their front office. Norm Maciver has been promoted to the position of assistant general manager, replacing Marc Bergevin. Bergevin left to take the GM job in Montreal last week. Maciver has been … Continue reading →
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...
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 →
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...
On Sunday night, Hockey Night in Canada gave the hockey world the following: So we can apparently add Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s name to the list of candidates in Montreal. Whether or not he would leave Chicago is up for … Continue reading →
On Sunday, the third team from the Central Division was bounced out of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs when the LA Kings swept the division-winning St. Louis Blues. What we’ve seen is the Kings, who were the eight seed, hammer the … Continue reading →
It’s quite possible Chicago Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville may not be back next season, even if he is under contract. Coach Q. and the Montreal Canadiens could be a perfect fit.
One relationship that appears to be anything but perfect is that between Quenneville and GM Stan Bowman. It’s actually rather strained.
Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove regarding the future of Montreal’s...
First, Ron MacLean believes Giroux will be suspended.
Then, in a perfect world the next Habs coach could be Joel Quenneville.
Also mentioned as a coaching candidate is Marc Crawford.
Mike Gillis meets with the Vancouver owner tomorrow to discuss the future of the Canucks, including the coach.
Also some discussion on the Predators plus will the NHL look at the puck shot over...