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Kane, young Hawks shocked by Savard's firing, but moving on with Quenneville

Updated: October 17, 2008, 6:47 PM ET
Associated Press

BENSENVILLE, Ill. -- Through tears and sniffles, Patrick Kane made his feelings for Denis Savard clear.

He was still reeling Friday, a day after the Chicago Blackhawks fired their coach following a sluggish start. A Hall of Fame player and franchise icon is out. In his place is team scout Joel Quenneville, the former Colorado and St. Louis coach. And struggling to absorb it all was Kane, the rookie of the year last season.

"It was definitely a love relationship, where he just wanted ...

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