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SportFive landing spots for Joel Quenneville: Is a reunion with the St. Louis Blues coming?

22:05  06 november  2018
22:05  06 november  2018 Source:   cbssports.com

Twitter left stunned after Blackhawks fire Joel Quenneville

Twitter left stunned after Blackhawks fire Joel Quenneville 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.

Joel Norman Quenneville (born September 15, 1958) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey coach. He has also coached the St . Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche. On January 14, 2016, he surpassed Al Arbour with his 783rd win as an NHL coach, making Quenneville second only to Scotty

See opinions and rankings about Joel Quenneville across various lists and topics. Joel Norman Quenneville is the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks professional ice hockey team. He is a former ice hockey defenseman and former head coach of the Colorado Avalanche and St . Louis Blues .

Five landing spots for Joel Quenneville: Is a reunion with the St. Louis Blues coming?© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Nov 11, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville reacts against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in the overtime.

Joel Quenneville's abrupt dismissal from the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday sent shockwaves through the hockey world. It may also send ripple effects through the NHL landscape, as a coach of Quenneville's caliber is unlikely to stay unemployed for long, assuming he has interest in another job.

The 60-year-old Coach Q has an incredibly impressive resumé. He's the second-winningest coach in NHL history with an all-time record of 890-532-214. Since taking his first coaching job with the St. Louis Blues in 1997, Quenneville has only ever finished a season without qualifying for a playoff berth twice. He won three Stanley Cups in Chicago in a six-year span, and departed the Blackhawks as the winningest coach in franchise history.

Blackhawks hope to halt eight-game skid against Blues

Blackhawks hope to halt eight-game skid against Blues When Jeremy Colliton was handed the reins of the Chicago Blackhawks last week, he understood that there weren't going to be any quick turnarounds. That hasn't changed in the three games Colliton has spent behind the Blackhawks' bench -- all losses, which has extended Chicago's losing streak to eight games heading into Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. While the frustration remains present throughout the Blackhawks' roster, the patience that Colliton is being forced to exhibit must also trickle down to his players as they attempt to get things turned around.

The St . Louis Blues are an American professional ice hockey team based in St . Louis , Missouri. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).

John Quenneville (born April 16, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Binghamton Devils in the American Hockey League (AHL)

As such, Quenneville's availability is a rare commodity on the coaching circuit, and there are likely several clubs that could look to try to pounce and scoop him up. Here are five destinations, in order of likelihood, that could be favorites to land him.

Five landing spots for Joel Quenneville: Is a reunion with the St. Louis Blues coming?© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. St. Louis Blues

After a promising offseason in St. Louis, the Blues are off to a very disappointing start and currently sit at the bottom of the Central division -- yes, even below the Blackhawks. Quenneville got his coaching start with the Blues and stayed behind the bench in St. Louis from 1997-2004, leading the club to seven straight playoff berths -- including a Presidents' Trophy in 1999-2000. If the Blues decide to move on from Mike Yeo -- a significant possibility -- then a Quenneville reunion could make a lot of sense.

Granlund scores in third to lift Wild over Blues 3-2.

Granlund scores in third to lift Wild over Blues 3-2. Mikael Granlund scored his 10th goal of the season in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the St. Louis Blues 3-2. Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves, and the Wild got their fifth win in six games and 10th in their past 12. They completed a franchise-record seven-game road trip at 5-2. Zach Parise and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for Minnesota. Oskar Sundqvist and Alex Pietrangelo scored for St. Louis, which also lost at home to Minnesota 5-1 on Nov. 3. Granlund, who has four goals in his last three games, pounced on a loose puck in the slot and drilled it past Chad Johnson with 12:17 left.

The St . Louis Blues are not what you would call a franchise blessed with trophies. They only have a handful of division championships, three conference Red Berenson, Brian Sutter, Joel Quenneville and Ken Hitchcock all won the Jack Adams award for best coach. So, there are a few award winners

The 2012–13 St . Louis Blues season was the 46th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5 , 1967. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Five landing spots for Joel Quenneville: Is a reunion with the St. Louis Blues coming?© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Florida Panthers

The Panthers have seemed to be on the brink of relevance for years, but they just haven't been able to get over the hump. They've gone through quite a bit of shuffling in the front office and behind the bench of late, but current general manager Dale Tallon was the guy who hired Quenneville to take over for Denis Savard in Chicago. Tallon could once again bring the axe down on his guy in favor of Quenneville. It's hard to argue against how it worked out the first time around.

Five landing spots for Joel Quenneville: Is a reunion with the St. Louis Blues coming?© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Detroit Red Wings

The once-proud hockey city (erm, Hockeytown) of Detroit has had some dark years of late, and Jeff Blashill hasn't done much since taking over for Mike Babcock behind the bench in 2015, so his time could be limited. (He also hasn't had a whole lot to work with over there, but that's a different story for a different day.) While Detroit may not be the most luxurious coaching destination at the present time, taking over during a rebuild and helping to revive the franchise could be an appealing challenge for Quenneville.

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.

Coach Joel Quenneville goes off on refs Chicago Blackhawks vs St . Louis Blues 4/17/14 NHL Hockey. Announcers: PBP Dave Strader, color Brian Engblom, NBCSN

When the St . Louis Blues signed Martin Brodeur last week, something about the move seemed vaguely Even without Fuhr, the Blues held on to win that first-round series with the Maple Leafs in six His eventual full-time replacements were Joel Quenneville behind the bench and Larry Pleau

Five landing spots for Joel Quenneville: Is a reunion with the St. Louis Blues coming?© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers got off to a pretty dreadful start this season, but they've since had a bit of a resurgence so they may not be ready to can Todd McLellan just yet. However, the pressure is on for general manager Peter Chiarelli to right the ship in Edmonton after a disastrous campaign last year, and if he doesn't he could be out of a job. If Chiarelli thinks that Quenneville can do more with McDavid & Co. than McLellan can, then don't rule out the possibility of a swap.

Five landing spots for Joel Quenneville: Is a reunion with the St. Louis Blues coming?© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Anaheim Ducks

Randy Carlyle is on the hot seat in Anaheim and it was previously believed that general manager Bob Murray wanted to give him some more time to figure things out considering how many injuries the Ducks have dealt with in the early going, but Quenneville's availability could change things. One Southern California coach has already been axed this season, and it's not implausible that Carlyle could soon be next.

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Patrick Kane hopes to whet his palate again Wednesday night. The Chicago winger is riding a six-game point streak as the Blackhawks prepare to visit the Vancouver Canucks in the first contest of a three-game road trip through Western Canada. "It's always fun scoring goals," Kane told reporters Tuesday in Chicago. "So I think when you get a taste of that, you feel like you're getting hot. You want to keep it going." Kane ranks among the National Hockey League's top scorers with 11 goals and seven assists after his latest run yielded six and four. He has earned a point in all but one of Chicago's 12 games.

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