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from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

It’s not over yet. There are a lot of questions that need answers.

First because it’s the most time-sensitive: shouldn’t everyone involved get on a call and agree it’s a good idea to give Joel Quenneville the night off? The coach said this morning he will meet with commissioner Gary Bettman Thursday in the aftermath of the painful Chicago investigation released Tuesday.

The Boston Globe’s Matt Porter reported that Quenneville was asked if he stood by the statement he released in July — that he first learned of the Chicago allegations last summer? Quenneville answered yes, but wouldn’t comment further.

That is in direct disagreement with the investigation, which stated he was worried about it becoming a distraction prior to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, and wrote a positive performance evaluation for Brad Aldrich after the victory.


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Down River Dan's avatar

Whether Queennville is ultimately “relieved of duties” or not, without question he should NOT be coaching until after Bettman and he meet.

If there’s any justice, he will have already coached his last game EVER in the NHL, or anywhere else for that matter.

Same goes for Chevldayoff.

Blackhawks need to penalized much more than the $2 mil. slap on the wrist handed out yesterday.

Also, funny how quickly little gary announced the fine. Almost as if he had been previously informed of the details in the report… sick

Posted by Down River Dan on 10/27/21 at 11:58 AM ET

Paul's avatar

from TSN,

“I first learned of these allegations through the media earlier this summer,” Quenneville said in the July statement made through the Panthers. “I have contacted the Blackhawks organization to let them know I will support and participate in the independent review. Out of respect for all those involved, I won’t comment further while this matter is before the courts.”

Asked whether he remains behind the statement on Wednesday during a scrum ahead of a game against the Boston Bruins, Quenneville answered, “I do, but I can’t comment.”


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/27/21 at 12:57 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

The fact he’s not being met with until Thursday says it all - nothing is going to happen to him.  Maybe they ask him to step aside for 20 games, but that’s about as extreme as I’d expect the NHL to act given their tardy meeting with him.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/27/21 at 01:09 PM ET

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