Chicago Blackhawks: Five Potential Replacements for Mike Haviland

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Chicago Blackhawks: Five Potential Replacements for Mike Haviland
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The Mike Haviland era in Chicago has come to an end.

As was first reported by the Chicago Tribune, the Hawks have relieved assistant coach Mike Haviland of his duties behind the Blackhawks bench.

In a season in which neither Haviland nor fellow assistant coach Mike Kitchen were able to fix the special teams, it was clear that at least one head was going to roll.

Keeping with the Bowman/Quenneville status quo of ineptitude, it was Haviland that wound up being the sacrificial lamb behind the bench. Despite getting the team to the Western Conference Finals in his first season as an assistant in Chicago in 08/09, and then winning it all in 2009/10 (compare that to two first round exits with Kitchen), Haviland will now be seeking alternate employment.

While I disagree with the move, the bigger picture is figuring out who will replace Haviland.

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