Blackhawks Name Steve Weeks Goaltending Coach

On Monday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks named Steve Weeks as the team’s new goaltending coach.

Weeks served as an assistant coach and goaltending specialist with the Atlanta Thrashers (2001-10). Prior to joining the Thrashers, Weeks served as a goaltending coach and scout with the Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes organization (1993-2001).

Weeks was a teammate of Joel Quenneville’s from 1984-88 while both were playing for the Hartford Whalers.

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4 Responses to Blackhawks Name Steve Weeks Goaltending Coach

  1. Nick says:

    This guy could be decent but I think anyone is always going to be cautious getting a goalie coach from a team that got lit up for ten years in Atlanta. I know he didn’t always have the best to work with, but let’s hope it works out.

  2. Sr. Brad says:

    I heard a rumour yesterday that it might go this way, so I’m not surprised…Weeks is a very calm, studious coach, and he will do a good job with the young Hawk goalies coming up in the system…he’s also a very good friend of Q’s, so he will fit in very nicely with the staff…2 thumbs up for this hiring…

    BTW, completely off topic…I saw a replay today of the Hawks winning the Cup and was just feeling a little sad about having to cut Bolland loose…I know I was probably the biggest proponent of trading Bolland, but its still tough…he’s been a been a great Hawk and his effort in the Bruin’s series was terrific. I will be cheering for Bolly in Toronto this season!!!

  3. Phil says:

    Yes Brad, despite my wife groaning “Hockey again???”I watched the replay of the 2010 Cup winner against Philly last night. Bolland was really good back then. I will miss him too, and wish him nothing but the best in a Leafs sweater. That team seems to be headed in the right direction anyway. Bolland is a gamer despite his inconsistent regular season play. Those are guys that only help teams get better as they bring intangibles than many players do not possess.

  4. Mike says:

    Brad, Phil, I feel the same way.
    The 2006-07 AHL Norfolk Admirals were AWESOME and featured guys like Versteeg, Bickell, Crawford, Burish and St Pierre (The lifetime AHLer had 99 points that year!) but it was the “Killer B Line” of Byfuglien, Bolland and Brouwer that made the team great that year.

    I was sad when the moved to Rockford in 2008. We had 10 great years (97-07) watching future NHL stars play for the Admirals. Kieth in particular was a mainstay as he logged over 150 games as an Admiral before moving to the Hawks full time in 05-06.

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