On Tuesday, the Chicago Blackhawks took the hockey world by storm when they announced the firing of head coach Joel Quenneville. 

Along with Quenneville, his assistants Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson were also let go. 

New head coach Jeremy Colliton was appointed an assistant, Barry Smith. 

Former Hawks forward Daniel Carcillo Tweeted out yesterday that Smith was best friends with general manager Stan Bowman. 

Some will say that Smith is just there to help guide Colliton along the way as he's currently the youngest coach in the NHL. 

However there's speculation building that Smith has simply been placed in the coaching staff as a "spy" to see what's going on in the locker room and report back to the front office. 

Back in 2012 there was huge drama regarding Bowman, Smith and Quenneville.

Bowman had secretly appointed Smith to help the Blackhawks struggling powerplay at the time without consulting with Quenneville. Smith showed up to practice without any sort of announcement and that led to a furious Quenneville confronting Bowman. 

If Smith is there to actually deliver messages from the front office to Colliton on how to run his team, it could be a dangerous situation. 

Having Smith placed in the locker room could end up being a good thing, or a disastrous thing, time will tell.