A sign of panic? Savard's firing reinforces that stakes are high for Hawks

Updated: October 16, 2008, 7:24 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

In spite of all the good press and positive buzz surrounding the Chicago Blackhawks, it appears the chaos DNA has not yet been eradicated from the franchise's makeup.

At least that's what the shocking dismissal of coach Denis Savard -- less than 24 hours after coaching the Blackhawks to their first victory of the season -- suggests at first blush.

Joel Quenneville, the highly respected former St. Louis and Colorado bench boss, becomes the fifth coach to stand behind ...

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