New Chicago Blackhawks head coach Trent Yawney. (AP \'05/Nam Y. Huh)
The move comes after a 1-4 road trip in which they were outscored 17-9. Only the Columbus Blue Jackets, with 14 points, have fewer points than Chicago's 16. The 7-12-2 Blackhawks opened the season with a 4-2 record but went on to lose eight straight after that.
Overall, they're just 3-12 since that hot start.
Injuries have played a role, with star Martin Havlat among those to go down.