Blackhawks fire Savard after 4 games, hire Quenneville

Updated: October 16, 2008, 8:40 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Chicago Blackhawks fired head coach Denis Savard just four games into the season on Thursday, replacing him with NHL coaching veteran Joel Quenneville.

"I'm disappointed but I guess it's the nature of the business," Savard said from his Chicago home Thursday.

"I know I was doing a good job, I'm dedicated to my work. Obviously they felt they had to make a change, so what can you do."

Savard, who was in the last year of his contract, was told he'd ...

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