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BUTS AND BARGAIN
Kostya Kennedy
April 27, 1998
Coach Craig Hartsburg Blackhawks 1997-98 salary: $325,000
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April 27, 1998

Buts And Bargain

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Coach Craig Hartsburg
Blackhawks
1997-98 salary: $325,000

Chicago was flat when coaching mattered most—at the start (2-10) and down the stretch (1-8-1)—and missed the playoffs for the first time in 28 years.

Coach Joel Quenneville
Blues
1997-98 salary: $375,000

St. Louis started strong (11-2-2) and overcame injuries to finish third in the West, reaching the playoffs for the 19th straight year—the NHL's best streak.

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