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It's not easy for a coach to duplicate a 52-22-8 season that included dethroning Detroit in the NHL Central and a Stanley Cup victory after all the player changes due to salary cap issues, but that's exactly what Blackhawk coach, Joel Quenneville, found himself trying to do.
It was clear early on that the 'Hawks were not going to have the same success as they did the season before, and some of that was because of the drastic change of personnel. It not only weakened the team, but it created a mess for Quenneville to try to put back together.
Lines were being constantly changed because no combination seemed to work out, leaving the team in a very inconsistent playing state.
You could put most of the blame on the drastic player changes, but some blame must also go on the coach. He knows his players more than anyone else.
With the team more stable and (I think in some areas) better, it'll be interesting to see how well Quenneville's lines stack up.