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With Denis Savard's firing, the feeling that the Hawks had turned a corner and was ready to return to elite status is on hold. Make no mistake, this means the stakes are suddenly very high. Burnside
New Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, never accused of being a goalie whisperer in his days at St. Louis and Chicago, is inheriting an in-the-crease soap opera. So, what should Chicago do with Mr. Khabibulin? Frei
• Bill Gadsby left the Detroit Red Wings after just two games of the 1969-70 season.
• Fred Glover departed the California Golden Seals after three games at the start of the 1971-72 season and went on to coach 68 games as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.
• In 2001-02 the Pittsburgh Penguins fired Ivan Hlinka, the first European-born and trained NHL coach (along with Alpo Suhonen who coached in Chicago at the same time) after the Penguins lost the first four games of the season.
• Jacques Demers saw his tenure as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens end after four games at the outset of the 1995-96 season (Hockeydb.com indicates Demers coached five games that season).
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