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

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The Chicago Blackhawks made a stunning decision on 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

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 Blackhawks have fired coach Joel Quenneville after 10-plus seasons and three Stanley Cups. Blackhawks fire Quenneville , winner of 3 Cups.

If the Hawks can fire Q, the Blues should have no problems letting Yeo go if they continue to struggle. He looks like he could glare the Blackhawks into the playoffs.

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

Blues fire coach Mike Yeo, name Craig Berube as interim.
The St. Louis Blues have fired coach Mike Yeo and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move early Tuesday, hours after the Blues lost to the Los Angeles Kings. St. Louis is 7-9-3 and in last place in the Central Division. The Blues missed the playoffs by one point last season and lost in the second round in 2017. Yeo is the third NHL coach to be fired this season after the Kings' John Stevens and Blackhawks' Joel Quenneville. He went 73-49-11 in parts of three seasons with the Blues after replacing Ken Hitchcock midway through the 2016-17 season.

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