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Extend The Contract Of Coach Q?

from Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago,

The Blackhawks might have one more contract to attend to before the upcoming hockey season gets busy. Don’t worry, this one won’t count against the salary cap.

Joel Quenneville is about to enter the final season of his contract, which he signed four games into the 2008-2009 campaign. While it’s been a long time since a Hawks coach has had a second contract with the team, this seems like a no-brainer.

Quenneville is 97-44-19 in the regular season and 25-14 in the postseason with the Hawks, and the next time he sees the Stanley Cup he should be able to see his name etched on it as a head coach. His .666 winning percentage in the regular season is tops among all 37 coaches the Hawks have employed in their existence.


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redxblack's avatar

It’ll be interesting to see how he coaches with half a team.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 09/07/10 at 02:01 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

At this point, it is a no-brainer to give Quenneville another contract since you can’t fire him.  My only thing would be to make sure it’s not a long contract.  I don’t think Quenneville is a very good coach and I think the lack of a supremely stacked team in front of him will expose his weaknesses.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 09/07/10 at 02:13 PM ET

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