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 ...