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Coaches On The Firing Line

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks

After guiding the Hawks to their first Cup win since 1962 back in 2010, veteran coach Joel Quenneville has been one-and-done the past two playoff seasons. Yes, were it not for a couple of brain cramps by netminder Corey Crawford in the first round against Phoenix, Chicago might have written a different ending last spring, but that's not how it played out. Perhaps more concerning for the talent-laden Blackhawks was their dismal performance on special teams, as they were tied for 25th on the power play and 27th on the penalty kill. There were rumblings that Quenneville was in trouble in the offseason, and he'll need his team to start strong and show improvement on special teams to keep those rumblings from becoming something more.

read on for a look at 4 more coaches on the hot seat...

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Evilpens's avatar

UMMM how is Bylsma not there?? since the Pens won the SC in what I consider a Perfect Storm, he has been underwhelming to say the least in the playoffs

Posted by Evilpens on 01/08/13 at 03:47 PM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

I’m pretty sure every fan of a particular team would/should like to believe their coach is on the hot seat. Uncle Mike has made some decisions that leave me more than a bit perplexed and wonder if the bloom is off the rose. That being said, he remains a perfect fit for the Detroit organ-I-zation and don’t know who he would be replaced with since Stevie Y is still somewhere warm in training mode.

Posted by The Hurricane on 01/08/13 at 04:32 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Understand that! just the Pens are built to win Cups, Not to get embarrassed in the Playoffs

Posted by Evilpens on 01/08/13 at 05:00 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Understand that! just the Pens are built to win Cups, Not to get embarrassed in the Playoffs

Posted by Evilpens on 01/08/13 at 04:00 PM ET

I truly mean no harm, but I laughed out loud.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/08/13 at 05:23 PM ET


I laughed out loud.

So did God.

Posted by Garth on 01/08/13 at 11:04 PM ET

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