Found May 09, 2012 on
Joel Quenneville isn’t leaving Chicago. He’s not going to Montreal to join Marc Bergevin, recently tabbed from the Blackhawks as the Canadiens’ general manager.
In fact, Quenneville may have used his rationale for firing assistant coach Mike Haviland to assure critics and skeptics.
From the Chicago Tribune:
“One thing about being in Chicago, I think over the last few days there was some speculation and other things going on about here in Chicago and me being somewhere else,” Quenneville said. “First and foremost, I’m excited about being here in Chicago. I love the opportunity, I love the organization (and) I love where we’re heading in the fiuture. That’s something I want to put to bed right from the outset.”
Quenneville was pegged to be a top candidate for a coaching position in Montreal, swaying some Blackhawks prowess north of the border in Quebec.
Quenneville on the Haviland firing:
“I had an assessement that there is some dysfunction to our coaching staff and we ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Since Rocky Wirtz was given control of the Chicago Blackhawks, they have been no stranger to the rumor mill. From adding high priced free agents to making bold changes both on and behind the bench, the Blackhawks have been a … Continue reading →
This may not matter much to the average hockey fan, but gathering what I’m reading from the media on Twitter, this coaching move by the Chicago Blackhawks might mean that a) Joel Quenneville’s staying because someone else’s head has rolled for him and/or b) that the rolling head is about to find a new coaching position with another NHL team:
The Chicago Blackhawks announced...
from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Stan Bowman doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation. What the Blackhawks general manager does do, however, is answer direct questions.
So when asked Monday if Joel Quenneville would return as the team’s coach next season — despite growing whispers that new Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin would somehow orchestrate things so his close friend...
As the playoffs continue without the Chicago Blackhawks, fans have already started making lists of free agents the team should target. There are two primary concerns being expressed by everyone surrounding Chicago: they need another top-four defenseman (preferably physical), and … Continue reading →
The Chicago Blackhawks have fired assistant coach Mike Haviland.
Haviland has spent the last four seasons as an assistant, joining the staff in July 2008, a little more than two months before Joel Quenneville became head coach. Haviland also coached the team's American Hockey League affiliates in Norfolk, Va., from 2005-07 and Rockford from 2007-08.
The Blackhawks finished...
Chicago Blackhawks stud Patrick Kane was in Madison, Wisconsin over the weekend for the Mifflin Street party, an annual rite of spring for Wisconsin students who’ve bored of bonging beers and chasing tail at house parties all winter. Time to hit the streets! Kaner, a 23-year-old legendary partier, did it up in Wisky, even wearing a fratty shirt and a sweet blue hat so he blended...
The CBC’s Elliotte Friedman offers a “30 Thoughts” column jam-packed with scuttlebutt regarding the Flyers’ ouster, the Predators’ free agents, Montreal’s coaching search and at least ten other topics, but his main focus involves why he believes the Chicago Blackhawks allowed Joel Quenneville to fire Mike Haviland—and Friedman believes that it comes down to a fractionation...
Many hockey veterans have traded in their sticks and skates for golf clubs and balls. Not Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane. He swapped his gear for a bottle of any liquor he can find and his drinking shoes.
Kaner enjoyed the weekend celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the University of Wisconsin. He recently rejected an invite to play for Team USA at the World Hockey Championships...
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane doesn't have to worry about those pesky playoffs any longer after the Phoenix Coyotes knocked his team out of the running for a second Stanley Cup. But don't fret! The young master Kane has a reputation of being something of a party-boy and he took to the streets of Madison, Wisconsin to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Along the way he somehow...
The Blackhawks surprised many on Tuesday afternoon with the announcement that the team relieved assistant coach Mike Haviland of his duties. Haviland was reportedly a finalist for the coaching job in Winnipeg last summer, and was loved by the players in Chicago. … Continue reading →
On Sunday, the third team from the Central Division was bounced out of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs when the LA Kings swept the division-winning St. Louis Blues. What we’ve seen is the Kings, who were the eight seed, hammer the … Continue reading →
It’s quite possible Chicago Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville may not be back next season, even if he is under contract. Coach Q. and the Montreal Canadiens could be a perfect fit.
One relationship that appears to be anything but perfect is that between Quenneville and GM Stan Bowman. It’s actually rather strained.
Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove regarding the future of Montreal’s...