SportTwitter left stunned after Blackhawks fire Joel Quenneville

17:55  06 november  2018
17:55  06 november  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

Blackhawks fire coach Joel Quenneville

Blackhawks fire coach Joel Quenneville The Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday and named Jeremy Colliton to replace him, making him the 38th coach in franchise history. The Hawks also fired assistant coaches Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson and named Barry Smith an assistant on Colliton's staff. The rest of the coaching staff will remain with the team. The Hawks failed to make the playoffs last season for the first time during Quenneville's tenure. They are 6-6-3 this season and have lost five straight, including one in overtime. The Hawks haven't won a playoff series since winning the Stanley Cup in 2015, their third championship in six years.

Joel Norman Quenneville (born September 15, 1958) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey coach. He currently serves as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey

Joel Quenneville will be back with the Blackhawks next season. | McDonough spoke with Bowman last week about the GM’s future, and Quenneville ’s. McDonough then had a lengthy chat with Quenneville on Thursday morning, three days before the end of the first losing season of his 21-year

Twitter left stunned after Blackhawks fire Joel Quenneville© Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks made a stunning decision in Tuesday to fire longtime head coach Joel Quenneville following the team’s 6-6-3 start, and you may have trouble finding people who agree with the move.

While the Blackhawks finished 33-39-10 last year and missed the playoffs, that was the first time they failed to reach the postseason since Quenneville was named the head coach in Chicago back in 2008. They also won three Stanley Cup titles under Quenneville, who was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL.

Quenneville was the second-winningest coach in Blackhawks history, and the list of reasons why people believe the 60-year-old deserved to keep his job goes on and on. Here’s a sampling of how shocked sports fans and media were:

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The Chicago Blackhawks have relieved Joel Quenneville of his coaching duties and have named Jeremy Colliton the 38th head coach in franchise history. In addition, the Blackhawks have named Barry Smith an assistant coach on Colliton’s staff. The Blackhawks have also parted ways with

Assuming Quenneville wants to continue coaching, he should not be unemployed very long. There will be plenty of times in the NHL that are willing to fire their current head coaches if Quenneville wants to lead them.

Related slideshow: Coach Q (provided by USA Today Sports)

Twitter left stunned after Blackhawks fire Joel Quenneville

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