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Savard out through no fault of his own other than inexperience

Updated: October 16, 2008, 7:13 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Denis Savard, like his team, was learning on the run. It worked last season when the Chicago Blackhawks made huge strides in their development.

But now the time has come for those young Hawks to get over the hump. And the front office in Chicago believed Savard was still too green as a head coach to be the man to get them there. We'll never know if that's true, since Savard only got four games (1-2-1) into the Hawks' hyped-up season.

"We all felt that with an even younger ...

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