God dammit! :badmood:
Blackhawks Fire Assistant Coach Mike Haviland
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The #Blackhawks have relieved Mike Haviland of coaching duties. Blackhawks relieve Mike Haviland of coaching duties - Chicago Blackhawks - News
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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team has relieved Assistant Coach Mike Haviland of his duties.Haviland spent four seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Blackhawks after being named to the coaching staff on July 23, 2008. He arrived in Chicago after spending three years as Head Coach of the organization’s American Hockey League affiliates Norfolk (2005-07) and Rockford (2007-08).
I blame the Hawks' flaming out on my spastic colon.
Patrick Kane incident addressed
CHICAGO -- Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman commented publicly for the first time since pictures emerged of star forward Patrick Kane apparently partying at the University of Wisconsin earlier this month.
"We've discussed it with Patrick and we've handled it internally," Bowman said Tuesday on a conference call to announce the signings of Johnny Oduya and Jamal Mayers. "We're obviously disappointed how it played out and Patrick is aware of that fact."
Kane was shown on Wisconsin's campus during a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Bowman went on to say it was a private matter and that "out of respect to Patrick," the team would not comment further.
"We're going to look forward and try to focus on things, improving our team leading into the summer," Bowman said.
Kane was arrested in summer 2009 after a dispute with a cab driver in Buffalo, and was photographed partying with teammates and women in a limousine in Vancouver the following season.
Really?? This guy works hard all year sacraficing for the team, rather its practice, gameday, conditioning etc. He is a pro athlete, yes, and must maintain a respectful image. BUT, he is still a human and deserves to let go once in a while. As long as he is doing nothing wrong, then let him be. For god sakes, stop worrying about what others are doing. Ask this question.....did he break any laws by partying with college students? Doubt it. So, let the guy have some fun.
Only ESPN could make partying with your friends and a girl in a limo sound like a bad thing.
Yeah they were talking on Comcast Sports net that there a a lot of bars in Chicago that don't want his business anymore. Suppose to be a real D-bag when he drinks.
He sounds a little bit like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Paul Hornung, Max McGee, etc. All of them partied. I do know that in the case with Mantle, it shortened his career. With Ruth, he seemed to play on like nothing ever happened except for the 1922 and 1925 seasons, when his antics got him in trouble with the Yankees and Major League Baseball. It's believed that Ruth screwed himself into a case of "The Clap" in 1925.