Big day in the hockey world and life comes at you fast. Coach Q guided the Hawks resurgence with 3 Cups in the past 11 years but gets the axe after a first round sweep at the hands of the Preds, and missing the playoffs all together last year.
11 years is a lifetime for an NHL head coach as most guys run their course and their message runs hollow on the team after 3-5 years. This is likely a last gasp effort by the GM Stan Bowman as well as his job has been questioned in recent years with some questionable contract and cap management decisions.
Chicago is currently 6-6-3, but trending the wrong way at 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. Let’s see if this jump starts the team or more moves are to come.