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There is enough concern about the state of Chicago’s team that Quenneville’s job security could be in some danger.

Think it can’t happen? This is the NHL. Peter Laviolette won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006 and was fired in 2008. John Tortorella won the Cup with Tampa Bay in 2004 and was axed three seasons later. Bob Hartley won it with Colorado in 2001, went to Game 7 of the Western finals in 2002, and was canned 31 games into the ‘02-03 season. Randy Carlyle won the Cup with Anaheim in 2007, and now he’s looking for work.

Quenneville has a contract that runs through the 2013-14 season, but money is about the only thing it guarantees. The pressure is always high on coaches in a league where financial profit usually only comes with a playoff berth. Quenneville is not immune to such reality. If his team’s current six-game losing streak (0-5-1) continues, and the postseason starts to look at all like the dicey proposition it was last year, sources close to the situation tell SI.com that a change behind the bench is possible.

-Adrian Dater of Sports Illustrated where you can read more on the Blackhawks.

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Nice to see Dater’s still a total idiot.  It’s comforting, like an old pair of shoes or Garcia’s favorite shade of eyeliner.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 02/10/12 at 08:04 PM ET

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Be pretty tough to find a replacement as good as coach Q.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/10/12 at 08:22 PM ET

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Coach Q, fastest coach to reach 600 wins besides Scotty Bowman.  Nuff said.  By the way,  Babs will push Q to 3rd fastest when he wins his 600th.

Posted by wolverine on 02/10/12 at 10:46 PM ET

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When SJ fires Todd, they and the Hawks can trade coaches.

Posted by Primis on 02/10/12 at 11:10 PM ET

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While this is not out of the realm of possibility, it would be extremely stupid and reactionary. Chicago seems to have left that kind of idiocy behind but i guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 02/11/12 at 02:36 AM ET

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