Thursday, November 13, 2008


Let's fire him and give him an honorary title so we don't have to pay him and can placate our fans....

Blackhawks name former coach Denis Savard as team ambassador

The Chicago Blackhawks have named Hall of Famer Denis Savard as a team ambassador, joining legends Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita in representing the organization at events at the United Center and throughout the Chicago area.

A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and one of seven players in franchise history to have their jersey number retired, Savard recorded 1,096 points (377 goals, 719 assists) in 881 career regular-season games and 145 points (61 goals, 84 assists) in 131 Stanley Cup Playoff games in parts of 13 seasons with the Blackhawks (1980-90; 1995-97). 

Savard also served as the Blackhawks coach for parts of three seasons (2006-08), notching a 65-66-16 record.

“It is important to our fans and organization that Denis remains a part of our family,” president John McDonough said in a statement. “He is a very classy individual that embodies the spirit of the Chicago Blackhawks.”

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