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Blackhawks fire goalie coach Weeks

Jun 28, 2014, 12:17 AM EST

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The Chicago Blackhawks have made a change when it comes to their goaltending coach, firing Steve Weeks after one season on the job, as per the Chicago Sun-Times.

“Tough situation,” Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told the Chicago Sun-Times. “But we’re looking to make a change there.

“If we can fill it sooner than later, that’s what we’ll look to do … But I don’t think there’s a timeline on it.”

Weeks was hired by the Blackhawks only last August. He had previously spent long periods of time with the former Atlanta Thrashers organization, as well as the Carolina Hurricanes – also, formerly the Hartford Whalers.

He also played 290 NHL games, and, according to his bio, which was still on the Blackhawks website, played four seasons with Quenneville in Hartford.

  1. hockeyornothing - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    Might help if we could get crawfords buddy back from Montreal but don’t see that happening. It will be interesting for sure

  2. esracerx46 - Jun 28, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Goaltending wasn’t the issue. From what I’ve read it sounded like Q fired him. Perhaps a personality clash. Good to see Q not afraid to fire his buddies after bringing Kitchen and Kompon in. Also good knowing management trusts him enough to do that. Remember a few years ago when there was talk of Q getting fired and having Barry Smith “forced” on him?

  3. hockeyornothing - Jun 28, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Glad too Q can speak his mind. I didn’t like Crawfords “demeanor” at all in Playoffs. He looked beat before the puck entered the zone. The reactions after the shot were very much those of a defeated goalie IMO. Not at all confident. Think it goes to the players in front too. Again Crawford definitely got them that far and w/o him no playoffs but something was missing. Call it a fire spark etc but something was off. Maybe he was playing hurt

    • ron05342 - Jun 30, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      What are you saying?

      That Weeks taught Crawford to throw tantrums after he allowed a goal he didn’t think he should have allowed?

      Crawford was awful in the Kings’ series. He did look “beat,” as you said…but I don’t see where you blame the goalie coach for that behavior.

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