The Chicago Blackhawks fired assistant coach Mike Haviland on Tuesday -- a decision that was made by head coach Joel Quenneville. In addressing the media about the move, Quenneville said that dysfunction within the coaching staff ultimately motivated him to make a change.
"I took a look back at the situation and I had my own reflection on the job I did. I know I can be better in certain areas. I watch other playoff games, I know there is areas where I can be a better coach. At the same time, I had an assessment that there is some dysfunction to our coaching staff and we need a change."
Quenneville also addressed his relationship with assistant Mike Kitchen and insisted that their friendship had nothing to do with the decision to remove Haviland rather than Kitchen.
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