This Week’s Biggest Gainers
1 Marian Hossa
The Blackhawks new star made his team debut and scored two goals.
2 Joel Quenneville
Last week the Blackhawks coach saw his young team climb to the number-one spot in the NHL Power Rankings.
3 John Kempf
The “Byrd” took over as the new morning man at 97.9FM.
4 Andruw Jones
Say hello to your new White Sox outfielder. How old are you again?
5 Tinley Park
BusinessWeek magazine named the south suburb as the best place in America to raise children.
This Week’s Biggest Losers
1 Charlie Weis
The Notre Dame coach was fired.
2 Lovie Smith
The Bears coach was fir—well, we’ll see.
3 Barack Obama
The president’s decision to deploy 30, 000 more American troops to Afghanistan drew heavy criticism from his usually supportive base.
4 Vinny Del Negro
The Bulls coach watched his team go 1-5 on the annual circus road trip.
5 Richard Roeper
A quote implying he was censored on “Ebert & Roeper” sparked a brief online tift between the critics and inspired numbers of Internet comments on blogs as fans took sides.