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Blackhawks 'lucky' to have Quenneville coaching team

Patrick Kane's eyes were filled with tears while sitting in front of his locker moments after the Blackhawks had completed their first practice under coach Joel Quenneville just a little over six years ago. The previous day, Oct. 16, 2008, the Hawks had fired Denis Savard and replaced him with Quenneville, and Kane couldn't hold back his emotions. Not only had Kane and fellow budding star Jonathan Toews lost the only NHL coach they had known, they felt responsible that Savard was let go four games into the season. "We didn't have the greatest start to the season," Kane recently reminisced about the Hawks' 1-2-1 record at the time. "It kind of felt like it was on some of us, and maybe we...

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